Joshua Henry Shields, an amazing, bright light, of Sewickley and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed to heaven suddenly Sunday, July 25, 2021. Joshua was the loving son of the late Kathleen Besterman Shields and Dale Shields. He was the younger brother of the late Jeremy Shields, whom Joshua cherished and adored; and he was uncle to Jenaka Shields. He was the grandson (of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Betsy) Besterman and of the late Dale and Margaret Shields. Joshua was the beloved nephew of Edwin Besterman (deceased), Mark Besterman and Sarah Emlen Besterman Mathias, Mary Ann and Scot Cencic, Barbara Besterman Cook and Charles Cook, Paul and Amy Besterman and Margaret (Cissy) Shields. Joshua's close relationship with his first cousins, along with the camaraderie, affection, laughter, love and team spirit that they shared, will be deeply missed by Casey Ubrey, Catharine and Dan Besterman, Lauren, Patrick and Elle Cencic, Sara and Rachel Cook, and Amelia and Sophia Besterman. Joshua had a love for the outdoors, fishing, air boating, camping, landscaping and listening to live music. As a young adult he had a passion and desire for firefighting. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Borough of Sewickley and also Aleppo Township. He was influenced positively by the men who taught him how to be of service to his community and the privilege that it is. Joshua was a proud citizen of our country and loved the USA. Your light and spirit will live on in each of us, dear Joshua. You are truly loved. May You Rest In Eternal Peace. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, 328 Beaver St., Sewickley.
Published by Triblive Online Only on Sep. 16, 2021.