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Born April 7, 1987, in Long Beach, CA, Joshua was 26 years old. Josh loved to fish and listen to music, and was a talented artist. Josh attended Springfield High School and graduated from the Life Skills Center in Toledo, Ohio in June 2007.
He is survived by his father, Lee (Sharie); stepbrother, Andrew; stepsisters, Amanda and Amber; uncle, Bob; uncle, Philip (Victoria); grandma, Diane (Pete) Herroon; grandma, Judy; his mother, Ivy; grandmother, Julie Meade; grandfather, James (Sandy) VanEtten; aunts, Marilyn, Lisa; uncle, John. Josh has many aunts, uncles and cousins left to cherish his memory.
Josh was preceded in death by his gramma, Nita; grampa, Chuck; great- grandma, Shutt; grandpa, Butch; great-grandma and grandpa, Burton and uncle, Tony.
Your family and friends pray that you are resting in the comforting arms of our heavenly father. We love you and are going to miss you so much! We hope you have found peace!
In lieu of flowers, please consider any donations to Drugfree.org so that other parents may never know the pain of losing a child to addiction.
A Memorial lunch will be held in Josh's honor on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2-5 p.m. at the Springfield Township Hall 7617 Angola Rd. Holland, Ohio.
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 13, 2014