Patrick Blaine Cleary, 26, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Idaho Falls.
Patch was born Sept. 18, 1986, in Idaho Falls to Keith and Debra Cleary. He attended Taylorview Junior High and Idaho Falls High School. He completed law enforcement studies at Idaho State University. As a military child growing up, he lived with his family in Idaho Falls; San Francisco; Hampton, Va.; and Oviedo, Fla.
Pat married Lexie Faye Wood Cleary on Aug. 6, 2005, in San Diego, Calif. He was a United States Marine Corps sergeant, serving four years in the Special Forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. After leaving the military, Pat served as a security police officer at the Idaho National Lab.
Pat was a Christian. He was very passionate about life, his country and his family. He lived life to the fullest and loved his two boys, Colin and Kade, more than life itself! Survivors include his wife, Lexie Cleary of Idaho Falls; sons, Collin Michael Cleary and Kade Christopher Cleary, both of Idaho Falls; parents, Keith and Debra Cleary of Crystal River, Fla.; brother, Ben Cleary of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Emily Helton of Asheville, N.C.; and grandparents, Peter and Jean Cleary of Sarasota, Fla.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls. The family will meet with friends at 2 p.m. prior to services. Military rites will be at Fielding Memorial Park following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.