Patterson, Joshua J.
Wadsworth, OH

Joshua John Patterson, 28, of Wadsworth, life’s journey ended September 1, 2009. He was born December 10, 1980 in Wadsworth.
Josh was a graduate of Wadsworth High School Class of 1999, was employed as a sales representative for Verizon Wireless. He had a love of fast cars of beauty, especially his grandpa’s Auburn and Corvair, his numerous guitars, music, his poetry, and song writing.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa “Lonny” AB Smith, his father John A.
Friscic and (Grandma) Miss Andrea.
Left to forever mourn his passing is Evelyn Smith Patterson, who was both his mother and father, his wife Krista (Edmister) Patterson, the love of his life, his beautiful precious daughters Nyla and Emilia, whom he loved above anything in this world. Joshua was the most amazing, devoted father, whose daughters were his greatest accomplishment, unending joy and sense of pride. He is also survived by stepbrother Harley Noble.
The family will receive friends 1-3 & 6-8 PM Sunday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. A celebration of Josh’s life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 12 at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Fox officiating.
His mother requested in his memory no flowers, but donations would be appreciated to: The Gifting Tree at Wadsworth Middle School, c/o The Guidance Department, 151 Silver Creek Rd. Wadsworth, OH 44281, or to the Nyla and Emilia Patterson Scholarship Fund, c/o Charter One Bank, 214 High St. Wadsworth, OH 44281.

To the living I am gone,
To the sorrowful,
I will never return,
To the angry I was cheated.
But to the happy, I am at
And to the faithful
I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen,
But I can be heard.
Remember me –
Remember me in your heart,
In your thoughts,
And the memories of the time
we shared.
For if you always think of me,
I will have never gone.
-Author Unknown