Sgt. Richard Michael Rosengrant, 30, of Kingston passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Richard M. Rosengrant, Wilkes-Barre, and Helen Rosengrant-Briody and Mark Briody, Kingston. Ricky was a graduate of Hanover Area High School, Class of 2002.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. A combat veteran, he served with the 82nd Airborne during Operation Enduring Freedom (Iraq). Serving in a designated imminent danger area, he was the recipient of numerous commendations, including a Purple Heart, USA/USAF Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Service Ribbon, Infantryman Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
Ricky was a fan of the Eagles and Phillies and enjoyed fishing. He was always smiling and loved to make others laugh, a gift he came by naturally.
Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Wilbert Rosengrant.
Surviving, in addition to his father, mother and stepfather, are his daughter, Cameryn Wellington; paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Rosengrant, Wilkes-Barre; maternal grandmother, Anita Coleman, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Eileen Rosengrant, Kingston; and Jennifer Rosengrant, Wilkes-Barre; niece, Abrielle Garrahan; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ignatius Loyola Parish Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.
Interment with military honors accorded by the Luzerne County Military Funeral Honor Guard will be made at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Cemetery, 1594 S. Main St., Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Homefront, P.O. Box 2102, Doylestown, PA 18901, 267-815-1236.
Harold C Snowdon Funeral Home
420 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 2, 2014