Death Notices | Obituaries | Newspaper Obituaries | Online Obituaries | Newspaper Death Notices | Online Death Notices - Your nationwide resource for obituaries and Guest Books
Search by Last Name:   
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Click here to View and Sign Guest Book View/Sign Guest Book

Jonathan M. Rossi Obituary

Jonathan M. Rossi was quiet and creative. An artist, he used pencils to sketch Asian-style pieces. As an adult, Jonathan was covered in tattoos of his own creation, including dragons and other designs, said his stepmother, Kathleen Rossi. "One of his tattoos, when he folded his arms in front of him, it said, ''To win is to be prepared to die,''" she said. "What he said it meant to him was that to do his job and be in the Army, he had to be prepared to die in order to win for his country." Rossi, 20, of Safety Harbor, Fla., died July 1 in Baghdad of wounds from an explosive and small-arms fire. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Bliss. Rossi loved martial arts and hoped to become a Ranger. But a knee injury during jump school sidetracked that goal. Rossi found another military specialty, working with explosive devices. He ultimately hoped to work for the CIA. "He was a loving, caring young man. He loved his family, loved his friends and would do anything for anybody. He had a big heart. He was a great son, a great friend to everybody," said his father, Michael.
Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.
Share memories
Click here to View and Sign Guest Book View/Sign Guest Book
Professionally print this Guest Book
Offer condolences
Send sympathy flowers
Visit the gift shop
Make a memorial contribution
Helpful tools
E-mail this obituary
Print this obituary
Published online on 7/3/2007.

You may leave your condolences or share memories by signing the Guest Book here
Suggested Entries

Guest Book Highlights
Guestbook Highlights
Pfc. Jonathan M. Rossi

July 02, 2013
Jonathan, thinking of you especially at this time of year. Your service and the ultimate sacrifice you made will never be forgotten. You are truly a hero! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers always. God bless you!
Sally Trant (Tampa, FL)

View Guest Book
239 entries