Amber Washburn and Joshua Niles
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SODUS/NEWARK – Amber Monique Washburn, 24 and Joshua Edwin Niles, 28 entered eternal rest Monday (October 22, 2018), holding hands as they did in life.

Family will greet friends from 12 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 27) at the Cross Creek Church, 3700 State Route 31, Palmyra. A celebration of their life will follow calling at 4 p.m. at the church. A reception will follow at the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, if you wish to help, please bring a dish to pass.

In memory of Amber and Josh, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Autism Council of Rochester, 1025 Commons Way, Rochester, NY 14623.

Amber was born the daughter of Christopher and Marsha (Sawyer) Washburn on Saturday, July 16, 1994, in Sodus, NY. Josh was born the son of Gene P. and Barbara (Koch) Niles on Saturday, January 27, 1990, in Canandaigua, NY. Both attended Newark High School. Amber was a devoted mom and step-mom. She loved the outdoors and gardening. She always was looking to learn new things. Her main employer was Wegmans in Newark where she worked in the Bakery Department. She attended Cross Creek Church with her parents.

Josh was the proprietor of Niles' Landscaping. He enjoyed working on machinery, lawnmowers and snowblowers. He enjoyed the outdoors and cooking. Together, they loved the three children and making a home for all of them.

They will be remembered by their children Joshua Jr., Gabriella and Bently; Amber's parents Chris and Marsha Washburn; Josh's parents Gene P. Jr., and Barbara Niles; Amber's sister, Angeline (Jason) VanHalle; Josh's brothers and sisters Bradley (Nicole) Niles, Kenneth (Ingrid) Niles, Randi (Antwione) Williams, Andrea (Dan) Kephart, Shannon (Bryan) Bray, Nicole (Scott) Gunkel, and Amanda Niles (Cody Carr); Amber's maternal grandmother, Janice Sawyer; paternal grandparents Dawn (Richard) Wilcox; Josh's paternal grandmother, Barbara Niles; both had many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Amber was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Phillip Sawyer; paternal grandfather, Clinton Washburn; Josh was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Edwin, and Martha Koch; paternal grandfather, Gene P. Niles Sr.

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Published in Finger Lakes Times from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, 2018.
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November 7, 2018
Josh and Amber you were the sweetest couple we knew. You're kind hearts and gentle ways will always be remembered. You're always in our hearts❤
Burnette and Curlin Miller
November 3, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Annie Horne
October 28, 2018
There are no words that can explain how much you both will be missed. I hope you both knew how much you both are loved. Amber, life will never be the same without you. You were my childhood best friend. I will never forget you. It is not right that you both were taken too soon. Rest in peace loves. May you both watch over your children from up above.
Kassandra Aviles
October 28, 2018
Such a loss of life not yet lived. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends.
James Hoover
October 27, 2018
May the peace of the Lord be with the families of this young couple.
Ex resident of Sodus
October 27, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Am er Wasgburn and Joshua Niles as they mourn the death of their love ones. God will fulfill his promise to erase the pain of death and restore life Isaiah 61 :1
October 25, 2018
my thoughts and prayers for their children, family and friends...I do not know you, but wanted you to know how this tragedy has effected high angels
Mary Kay Knorr
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