Kenneth James Cleary died Oct. 19. He was 51.
Mr. Cleary was born Oct. 10, 1962, in Orange, Calif., to Jim and Cheryl Cleary. He attended All Saints Grade School and La Salle High School. He earned a degree in political science from Portland State University. He worked at Providence for 10 years, taught computer classes at Portland Community College and for the past 20 years, and worked at Oregon Health and Science University as a financial interviewer. In 1991, he married Lisa Gilbert.
He is survived by his wife Lisa Cleary; sons, Michael and Matthew; parents, Jim and Cheryl Cleary; brother, Tom Cleary (Jill); sisters, Karen Vu (Luke), Carlene Turpen (Mitch) and Patricia Reeves (John); nieces and nephews; and father-in-law, George Gilbert.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. Ignatius Church. Memorial contributions can be made to a scholarship in Mr. Cleary’s memory to the La Salle Catholic College Preparatory Foundation, 11999 S.E. Fuller Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222.