David James Leary

January 17, 1966 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 53)

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David James Leary age 53, of Zilliah, WA. passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Yakima, WA.  David Leary was born January 17, 1966 in Seattle, WA the son of Michael and Zorina (Bailey) Leary.  He spent his early years and received his early education in Seattle, WA.  and Graduated from Mount Lake Terrace High School in Lynnwood,  WA. 

On March 13, 1985 David began his military service in the United States Army and received his Honorable Discharge on February 10, 1993 having received the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal  and Army Good Conduct Medal.  Following his military service he attended and graduated from Seattle Community College with a degree in Law Enforcement and then entered the Washington State Patrol Academy graduated and was employed by the Washington State Patrol for 17 years.  On June 16, 2007 David James Leary and Melissa Rodriguez were married in Grandview,WA .   Following their marriage they made their home in Zillah, WA. and David was employed as a Police Sgt. for the City of Granger, WA.  He was a member of the Corner Stone Assembly of God, Sunnyside, WA.  He enjoyed video games, reading, family time, building models and traveling. 

He is survived by his wife Melissa Rodriguez Leary of Zillah, Wa.  Four children Isabel, Christian and Heather all of Zillah, WA.  and Anthony serving with the United States Marine Corp in Pensacola, FL .  His parents Zorina Leary of Edmonds, WA and Michael Leary of Poulsbo, WA. sister Keri and brother Mike and their families.

Funeral Services for David James Leary will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA with full Military Honors.  Those wishing to sign David’s online memorial book may do so at  Smith Funeral Home Sunnyside, WA in care of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
March 20, 2019

11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

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