Patrick Joseph Earley
Patrick Joseph Earley, 70, of Cedar Rapids, died, Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services were held at Teahen Funeral Home by the Rev. Dustin Vu. Military honors presented by American Legion Post 727. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Linda; two brothers, Mike (Mary) of Key Largo, Fla., and John (Patricia) of Naples, Fla.; sister-in-law, Kathleen McNamara of Fairfax; brother-in-law, David McNamara of Fairfax; nieces and nephews, Michelle Barlow, Kathleen (Paul) Simpson, Elizabeth (Jason) Rieskamp, Suzanne (Terry) Lecuru, Christine Earley, Katie Earley (Ron Corbin) and Matthew Earley, Jeremy, Rachael, Bryce, Andrea, Alex, Annmarie, Aiden, Corine, Calli, Arie and Braylen; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews from the McNamara family, Phaedra, Jennifer, Jolene and Justine.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, David and Evalena McNamara; and aunt and uncle, Bill and Jean Bronson.
Patrick was born June 19, 1947, the son of Joseph and Margaret Maxwell Earley. He grew up in Cedar Rapids and attended St. Patrick and Taylor schools before graduating from La Salle High School. Patrick graduated from NIACC in Mason City in 1968. He served in the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. Patrick married Linda Ann McNamara on Aug. 12, 1972, in Fairfax. He worked at Cohn & Sons, Seger Automotive, F & W Mack Trucks, Allen Motor Co. and Lefebure Corp. He was manager of Towne and Country Garden Apartments, a subsidiary of Tommy Tucker Realty, from 1973 to 1979, he mowed lawn for an apartment complex on the west side that was by St. Patrick Catholic Church and cleaned up repossessed cars for United States Bank, Collins Radio, Peoples Bank and Trust, Nelson Product and Supplies, Horizon Products and Supplies, and most recently, Hawkeye Materials Handling.
Patrick was a campaign worker for a U.S. Congressman and was a volunteer worker for the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce Charities. He enjoyed oil- painting-design and automotive restoration.
Special thanks to Mercy Medical Center and Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, Dr. Wood and nurse, Nicole, and for all the wonderful care at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
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