Michael H. “Mike” O’Leary

Michael H. “Mike” O’Leary of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on August 8, 1940 in Brewster, Washington to parents, Arlie William O’Leary and Frances Viola (Jess) O’Leary. He died on February 23, 2021 in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 80 years. Mike was raised and attended schools in Wenatchee, Washington, graduating from Wenatchee High School in the class of 1959. He enlisted in the United States Army on June 10, 1959. Mike served in Vietnam and later as a recruiter for over 10 years. Mike was united in marriage to Corinne Elizabeth Deak on June 7, 1963 in Seattle, Washington. They lived in many different locations while Mike served our country until he retired on August 31, 1981 as a Sgt. 1st Class. He then worked at the Puget Sound Naval Station and later for the Department of Defense. In 1997, they moved to Prineville, Oregon and then in 2006 moved to Brewster, Washington before settling in Hermiston, Oregon in 2010 where they have lived since. Mike was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on a service mission in Hermiston, Oregon. He enjoyed crocheting, golfing and fishing.
 He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Corinne O’Leary, Hermiston, Oregon; sons: Michael (Nan) O’Leary, Bremerton, Washington and Shawn (Barbara) O’Leary, Poulsbo, Washington; daughters: Julie (Bill) Smith-Tittle, Prineville, Oregon and Kelli (Ron) Benage, Hermiston, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; numerous nieces; nephews and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters: Pat, Deloris, Donna and Sharon and a brother, Loren.   
 A funeral service was held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 SW 11th St., Hermiston, Oregon.
 A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Wenatchee City Cemetery, Wenatchee, Washington.
 Please share memories of Mike with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
 Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

 

 

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