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Joshua Samuel Hughes, “Josh”, was born on Friday, April 30, 1982. My only son lost his life tragically and suddenly at 21 years old on Friday, November 7, 2003 in an auto accident. He was killed on impact when he hit this utility pole.

A single word could never describe Josh, he represented so many different things to those who loved him. He was obstinate yet reasonable, brutally honest, and very loyal. Josh had an unforgettable laugh and an irreplaceable smile that radiated all the way to his beautiful brown eyes. These individual characteristics put together made up one of the most truly wonderful, unique people we were all blessed to know and love.

Josh had a great love of life and all that it offered him. He lived every day to the fullest and wasn’t going to be held back from enjoying each one as if it were his last. He savored each new day and experience. Josh radiated this incredible energy that seemed as though he was always having a good time no matter what. He wasn’t satisfied with the mundane life we all so easily accepted as the “norm”. Josh wanted something more; he wanted his life to mean something, and given the opportunity he would have made his life something extraordinary. His dreams were limitless and his drive to achieve them even greater. He was constantly thinking and planning, never accepting “no” as an answer.

His outgoing, fun-loving, and beautiful soul will live on forever in the memories of those who loved him. Those whose paths never crossed with his truly missed out on the pleasure of his one-of-a kind personality and his unconditional love for those around him.

Josh will be forever remembered and missed with great sorrow and shattered dreams. His family has established the J.O.S.H. Foundation in his honor and memory. Joining Other Seeking Healing is a small tribute to help those walking the path of losing a loved one.


Your donation will help us fulfill and continue our current and future initiatives to keep the names and memories alive of our children who have gone too soon.

The J.O.S.H. Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible within the limits set by law.
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The J.O.S.H. Foundation
612 Falmouth Ct.
Sykesville, MD 21784