BOWIE, Md. - Major Chad D. Wriglesworth, 37, of Bowie, Md., and formerly of Mifflintown and Chambersburg, died on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at his home.
Born on March 23, 1976, in Haverhill, Mass., he was the son of the Rev. David J. and Carrie E. (Brockway) Wriglesworth. On Feb. 11, 2006, he married his surviving wife, Aimee (Woleslagle) Wriglesworth.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by: a daughter, Savannah R. Wriglesworth, at home; and two sisters, Kimber Perry, of Bluff City, Tenn., and Nicole Moore and her husband, Bryan, of Bristol, Va.
Maj. Chad D. Wriglesworth
He was a 1994 graduate of Cumberland Valley Christian School, Chambersburg and a 1998 graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Pre Med.
He was also a member of the First Baptist Church, of Canonsburg, and the Pre Med Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta-Penn State Chapter.
Major Wriglesworth started his military career with the U.S. Air Force until transferring to the U.S. Army in 2009. He was deployed first to Iraq in 2008 and then to Afghanistan in 2011, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.
Chad had many interests, he loved flying, was an accomplished trumpet player and a gifted baseball player. Also growing up near Gettysburg instilled a love of history in Chad. His intentions were to become a history teacher after leaving the military.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, from the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown, with Major Wriglesworth's father, Rev. David J. Wriglesworth and Rev. Carl McKee officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military burial honors will be accorded by a military honor guard.
The viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the church.
For those that wish, memorial contributions may be made in Major Wriglesworth's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the U.S.O., 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22201, www.uso.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.