.:R.I.P. Joshua Marshanke:.

Lyexsah's picture

Last night I had a ridiculous breakdown over a friend of mine who passed away right before Christmas... Talk about delayed reaction. I guess you would say I was really... numb when I first found out.

Yo see, I was watching this show I really love[Grey's Anatomy], and in that particular episode, this group of kids was hit by a semi on their way to graduation...

And then it hit me:

Josh would have been graduating High School this month.

I went into hysterics, and mom must have thought I went insane at first. I was literally hysterical.

I cried for like, an hour, and then laid in bed for a while, and then went back and sat down and talked to mom, because I never even told her about it; I really just didn't want to talk about it. It turned out I feel so much better having talked with her about it, and we're going to visit Josh's grave on the way to Utah this summer, when we're passing through Phoenix.

I think I might call Sean and have him meet me there, I don't want to go alone, but I don't want my family there, they didn't know him, they wouldn't quite understand, Sean was his best friend, he would understand.

Wonderful night, last night was, but I feel better. I feel so much better thinking about the fact that if there is a better place, Josh is there.

He was one of the nicest people, always friendly, willing to protect a friend, there to give friendly advice, and the best big bear hugs ever.


jeff's picture


FYI, just a reminder, anyone searching his name finds you once Google reads this page. Something to consider, if you can be ID'd by people you don't want to be.

"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

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Joshua's Aunt

Hi, I'm Joshua's aunt Laurie and I wanted to let you know that when you go through AZ this summer, there is no grave site. He was creamated and his mom has the ashes at home. If you contact Sean, he might be able to direct you to the accident site, there is a memorial set up there. thank you for sharing your kind words about joshua, its nice to hear how people felt about him.

I know he was pretty special and its really nice to know other people feel the same way. If you are on facebook, there is a Prayers for Joshua page, please feel free to join it and invite others to join to. We need all the prayers we can get, because the court case regarding the drunk driver should be coming soon and we'd like to see justice served.

thanks again and contact me on facebook if youd like to talk and share more.
Aunt Laurie Marshanke