Sgt. Ryan Edward Lekosky, 23, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 in New Orleans, La. He was born April 23, 1987 in Corpus Christi.

He was a 2005 graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on May 23, 2005. After graduating Recruit Training, Sgt. Lekosky attended the School of Infantry in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. He then reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One aboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.

After completion of the Aviation Supply Course, Sgt. Lekosky then reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. While attached to MALS-29, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008. He was attached to Military Transition Team Seven, 3rd Brigade in Habbinyah, Iraq. On April 4, 2009, Sgt. Lekosky was then assigned to his current command, Marine Transport Squadron Belle Chase, Louisiana.

Sgt. Lekosky's personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Braud Lekosky; parents, Bill, and Lucy Galvan Lekosky; brothers, Sonny (Stephanie) Limon, Billy (Heather) Lekosky, Danika (Clay) Lekosky; uncle of Lucas Limon, Braylon Lekosky and Colton Anderwald; grandparents, Juan and Adela Galvan and the late Annie and Henry Lekosky; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Braud.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. Entombment followed at Seaside Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or a fund in his honor at First National Bank in Corpus Christi.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home