Joshua S. Weiant
1982 - 2015
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Joshua S. Weiant DUNCANNON Joshua S. Weiant, 33, of Evergreen Hill Farm, a small farmette in Duncannon, and formerly of Myerstown, died Friday, September 25, 2015, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. Josh had been battling leukemia since 2012. Born in Lebanon on February 9, 1982, he was the son of Scott E. and Michelle R. (Brown) Weiant, both of Myerstown. Josh graduated from ELCO High School in 2000 and went on to attend the Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Richmond, Ky., where he graduated and became a farrier in 2003. Most recently, in 2014, Josh was a graduate of Millersville University, where he received his BSN. He was employed as a registered nurse specializing in Hematology and Oncology at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center since 2009. He enjoyed traveling and experiencing other cultures. He had visited such destinations as Belgium, Dominican Republic, Florida, France, Germany, Hawaii, Holland, Mexico, and Spain. Josh had a talent for learning other languages. His love of people and other cultures drove him to become fluent in both Spanish and German. Josh enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and listening to music. He also enjoyed outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, running, and kayaking. Josh was fond of breeding horses and was a member of the American Holsteiner Horse Association and the Belgian Warmblood North American Division. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his significant other, Jedidiah Rhoads, with whom he resided; dogs, Winston and Porky; horses, Jasmine, Ozzy, and Francis; cats, Simon, Matilda, and Samba; a brother, Jarrod, husband of Rebecca Weiant, of Lillington, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Carl and Vivian Brown, of Myerstown; a niece, Hope Weiant; and nephews, Colton and Jonah Weiant. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emerson and Blanche Weiant. A celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m. EST Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Cornerstone Christian Church, 595 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon, PA, 17020. There will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Josh supported CATRA, 168 Station Road, Grantville, PA, 17028; and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to these places may be made. However, donations to one's charity of choice are encouraged as well. A special thanks to the Hematology/Oncology inpatient and infusion room staff of the M.S. Hershey Medical Center for continual love and support of their co-worker. Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Sep. 29, 2015.
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December 8, 2015
This is a late entry as I only recently learned of Josh's passing. Josh was a fellow nursing classmate & was always nice to talk with. Four years ago my son was a pt @ HMC & I bumped into Josh a few times while I visited my son & He would stop & chat with me & ask how my son was doing. I was touched by his genuine concern. I felt compelled to write this so that it may give his family a source of comfort in knowing he touched so many lives. Continued Thoughts and Prayers!
Deb Bucher
October 17, 2015
Josh was a good neighbor. You don't get to choose your neighbors but we would have chosen Josh if we had had the opportunity. We will miss him.

Bob & Judy Hart
October 10, 2015
RIP Josh you were a wonderful person The Musselman
Molly Musselman
October 10, 2015
We are so we are so very saddened to hear about the loss of Joshua he was one of the nicest male nurses our daughter Ashley had to help her when she had her Neutrapenic fever we will never forget him RIP Joshua you'll be very missed ♥♥♥♥Ashley,Molly an David Musselman
Molly Musselman
October 9, 2015
I had Joshua as nursing student during his oncology rotation and was thrilled to see that he went on to work in that field! I ran into him several times over the last few years as he continued his education and always enjoyed our chats. My condolences to Josh's family and friends at this most difficult time.
Mary Karoly
October 8, 2015
Heartfelt sympathy to Josh's family and friends. I was blessed with his nursing care while a stem cell patient May 2012. He was friendly,warm,compassionate,while giving excellent nursing duties.Josh will be missed by many.
Debby(Brooke's Mom) Stehr
October 5, 2015
My family and I send our deepest condolences. Josh was a great neighbor. He was always very kind to my children who liked to ask him LOTS of questions when he was taking care of his horses . Sam and Emma have said many prayers to help Josh get better over the past few years. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Bobbi LeFevre
October 2, 2015
tulsa's morning star
another of my stillwater farm kids gone too soon. my heart breaks for his family and friends. may his journey end with a horde of rainbow bridge animals greeting him, mine among them.
cindy beck
October 1, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Josh. Growing up & going to school together, I remember Josh's infectious personality, smile, laugh, love for life & how he always knew the right thing to say or do to make you feel better. The class of 2000 wouldn't have been the same without him. I will keep his loved ones, in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Josh.
Melanie Migliaccio
October 1, 2015
I went to high school with Josh and played baseball with him when we were kids. While I wasn't close to him, he was always a very kind person with a great heart. Incredibly sad to hear he lost his battle with cancer, but his suffering has come to an end. My best wishes to his family and closest friends.
Zac Shiffer
September 30, 2015
I had the privilege of knowing Josh as a young boy and he was a joy turning in to a great teenager,then a fine young man.The last time I got to see him we talked at the GSH when he was studying for nursing,but we talked more about horses. Michelle my heart sank when I heard the news.So sorry,the worlds lose heavens gain.Thinking of you and your family.With deepest sympathy, you might remember me as Michelle Hull,Shanaman
Michelle Shaud
September 30, 2015
Our hearts are so sad over the loss of Josh. Michelle and Scott, you raised an amazing son who was loved by so many people. Josh's passing will leave a big void in many of the lives that he touched. May God grant you comfort and strength at this very difficult time.
Lori & Scott
September 30, 2015
To all of Joshua's loved ones, he is departed but not forgotten, loved and missed by all.
Gary Hamilton
September 30, 2015
So sorry for your loss Jedidiah and to the Brown family. Sending prayers.
Thea and Emily Livingston
September 29, 2015
I had Josh when he was a student at Millersville University. It was a pleasure having him in my class. I admired his energy and drive. We enjoyed talking about horses. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Ginny Paler
September 29, 2015
I had the honor of working with Josh in the infusion room. I enjoyed the stories he would share about his life's adventures. He had such high ambitions. He did so much in his short time here on Earth. My heart breaks for his family. I will miss him very much. Till we meet again my friend!
Cindy Stoudt
September 29, 2015
I was fortunate enough to work worth Josh at Cornwall Manor when he was just starting his nursing career. He was always full of stories and kept us entertained with his bubbly personality. May he rest in peace, his presence will be missed dearly.
Sarah Smith
September 29, 2015
Josh fought a very humble and private battle with leukemia. No matter how rundown he was with treatments, he always had a smile on his face and brought joy to others. When I started at the Hershey Medical Center five years ago, I saw Josh in the hallway as a fellow employee; he was a nurse in the cancer center. The very disease he helped his patients to battle on a daily basis, ended up being his own personal struggle. I went from passing him in the hallway as a coworker to seeing him at the hospital as a patient. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. He was a strong person; full of character and a vibrant passion for life. God bless his family and friends as they come to terms with this great loss.
Rachel Bottomstone
September 29, 2015
I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Josh since his 4H days! He was always such a joy to be around. Always smiling and having fun. He will be missed by many!
My prayers and deepest sympathy sent to family and friends!
Deb Kern
September 29, 2015
Scott, Michelle and the entire Brown and Weiant families,
Our hearts are breaking over the passing of Josh. He was such a bright light in so many people's lives. May God comfort you and give you strength during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing how much Josh was loved and admired by many, many people.
Davis Family
September 29, 2015
My heart breaks for all of you. I find myself crying thinking about this terrible loss. I have always admired your family - back since all the boys were little. I loved hearing Josh talking about working with horses; he was so joyful. I believe Josh is free from pain and suffering now, surrounded by horses running free and the love of all who knew him. Please accept my condolences
Liz Stanley-Swope
September 29, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jed and Josh's family. May you take comfort in the smiles and laughter that Josh shared with all of us even during rough times. I will always remember the weekends we worked together and the laughs we had and those beautiful blue eyes. Ride on Josh!
Diedre Geen
September 29, 2015
Michelle & Family, You are in our thoughts & prayers today.May your wonderful memories of Joshua bring you peace & comfort in the days ahead. Jeff, Linda & Shirley
Linda Bates
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