Joshua P. Shorb

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Shorb, Joshua P.

Born 1974

Date of death: May 19, 2017

Born in California and residing in Albuquerque for the last year to be near his family.

He is survived by his parents, Mike Shorb and Meg Tarble; his step-father, Earl Tarble; his brothers Matt Shorb, Dan Shorb and Will Tarble; his sisters, Andrea Tarble and Sarah Councell as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He loved the Earth, it's plants and animals and is also survived by his service dog, Lucy, loved by many in downtown Albuquerque.

His children are Christy Singsaas, Aurora Shorb, Berkana Leath and Orion Leath.

He viewed spiritual connections in everything, and was sometimes known as Pastor Josh on the streets of Albuquerque. He shared what little he had with the homeless, and would say, "Hey, can you spare a smile?" or remind others to "Be Kind"!

He struggled with alcohol addiction and eventually it destroyed his body at the age of 43. His last days were spent in the competent care of UNM Hospital staff in ICU, CCU, eventually going to Kindred Hospice at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque.

Please send any memorial gifts in his name to the Food Banks or Homeless Shelters of your choice.

His family would like to thank all those who helped him, including the first responders who took him to the hospital.

No memorial service is planned, but he has requested that his ashes be planted with a tree to honor Mother Earth and the Creator.

Neptune Society provided cremation services.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 28, 2017