Joshua Caleb Landis

November 18, 1989 - May 2, 2018
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Joshua Caleb Landis, age 28 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died at his home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Born November 18, 1989 in Norwich, CT, he is the son of Suzanne Beam of Flemington, NJ and Robert J. Landis of Statesville, NC. He had resided in Raritan Township for the past six years, having formerly lived in Statesville, NC and having grown up in Manville, NJ.

Joshua Caleb was named by his parents as the biblical names translate into “warrior”, which is exactly who Joshua was in thought and in action.

He was the friend you could call, day or night, and he would drop anything to help you with whatever was needed. He was a special friend to the “underdog”, as he was bullied growing up and did not want that for anyone else. Never judging anyone, Joshua always fought for what he believed was the “right” in a given situation.

Possessing a very outgoing, inquisitive nature, behind the giant physical presence and persona, Joshua had one of the softest and tenderest hearts ever to walk the Earth. Compassionate and sensitive, this one of a kind human overcame many challenges in life and perseverance is a term that will forever be associated with his memory.

Humor was also a strong part of Joshua’s personality. He could walk in and light up any room with his jokes. Usually, he was the one laughing the loudest; this was a good thing as his laughter was extremely contagious!

He enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, quad riding, drawing, scraping and pretty much anything outdoors. He simply loved nature as it appealed to his inquisitive personality. It also added to his, “realness.” Joshua was who he was, made no apologies for it, and you always knew where you stood with him. This attitude, coupled with his “teddy-bear” heart, made him a person one just enjoyed being around. He will be sorely missed, but his goodness will never fade from the hearts of all who knew him.

Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Landis; his maternal grandfather, Preston Apgar III; his maternal uncle, Ralph Beam III; and his maternal aunt, Barbara Beam Brewster.

In addition to his parents, surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen N. and Kieran Gallagher of Freeville, NY; a brother, Nicholas P. Landis of Coopersburg, PA; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen Wydner; his paternal grandmother, Ethel E. Landis; his nieces and nephews, Ecco, Davina, Connor, Aiden, Ella, and Elijiah; his mother Suzanne’s longtime companion, Robert Schultz; several aunts, uncles and extended family; and many friends.

A celebration of Joshua’s life will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cremation was private at the Chapel of Ewing Crematory, Ewing Township, NJ.

Please visit Joshua’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com where one can light a memorial candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of his life.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution are asked to do so to the Harvest Family Success Center of Hunterdon County as Joshua always was helping others in need, and this model supports his drive and determination to help others grow and succeed.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"

Address:

38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"

Address:

38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822

Cemetery Information

Chapel of Ewing Crematory

Address:

78 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

Cremation was private at Ewing Crematory.


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Harvest Family Success Center

The FSC strives to be a safe and welcoming neighborhood-based gathering place where any county resident can find family support, information and services.

Phone: 908-237-0465

87 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
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Born: November 18, 1989
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Kathleen Herald posted on 5/16/18

In loving memory of Joshua. you can fly like an eagle now

 

Jennifer Farmer Barnett posted on 5/10/18

You are in my prayers during the heartbreaking loss of your son. I am so very sorry to learn this sad news.

 

Sharpn Pittman posted on 5/10/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Sharpn Pittman lit a candle

 

Bruce W Moody posted on 5/9/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Bruce W Moody lit a candle

 

Joan Moody posted on 5/9/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Joan Moody lit a candle

 

Nicole posted on 5/9/18

hey, Joshua's family.. I can sit here and tell you how sorry I am, which of course I am from the bottom of my heart. But instead I'm going to be a little different. I'm gonna tell you a little story.. I have known Joshua for almost 10 years now.. and to say we've been through a lot would be an understatement. I don't think there was ever a time in those 10 years, we couldn't call the other and the other would either listen for hours or drop everything and come to the other. Josh was misunderstood, he had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met... he cared so deeply, he tried not to show it all the time.. but knowing him so long I knew what everything he did meant. Joshua changed my life, he made me believe in myself when no one else did(not even my family) and I for him, when almost everyone turned their back on him (not saying family but his "friends" did) I was there for him, always...I like to believe I am where I am today because of the confidence he instilled in me. He always had me laughing and his laugh was the best, especially when he was bored.. he could and would make anyone laugh. I loved him beyond words, I never have since and probably never will ever feel a love as strong and such a pull towards a person again.. and if I don't.. that's ok, I get to say I loved a great man and he loved me too. Family meant everything to him, and he would go to the end of the world for the people he loved.. my promise to him and to all of you is to keep talking, I will always continue to talk about our memories, his laugh, his heart, his incredible personality, for the rest of my life. As far as I'm concerned, Joshua will never be forgotten in my book. I don't know if this ever gets "easier" but I wish all of you the best, not only because Joshua loved you, but because josh wanted nothing but the best for the people he loved. And if you can laugh instead of cry at some point, I know he would be smiling.(sorry for my novel and I realize it's probably all over the place. This is incredibly hard for me) thank you for giving me those amazing years with him, unforgettable memories, and a full heart. ❤️ I love you Joshua Caleb landis, and I will forever miss you. I will see you again someday.. thanks for reading.... Rest In Peace

 

Claudia Wuelfing posted on 5/8/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Claudia Wuelfing lit a candle

 

Brian S Winkelman posted on 5/8/18

We are so very sorry for your loss. We send love & prayers your way. You will be in all our thoughts. God bless

 

Michelle Tallmadge posted on 5/8/18

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss

 

Erin Foster Caruso posted on 5/8/18

So sorry to hear of the passing of your son Bob. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling. Know that you will find comfort with your family and friends through this difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Donna Gares posted on 5/7/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Donna Gares lit a candle

 

Andrew Trimmer posted on 5/6/18

Sorry for your loss, Prayers

 

Joe Echevarria posted on 5/6/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Joe Echevarria lit a candle

 

Alan posted on 5/6/18

Suzie i am sorry for your loss and Kathy also. I know how much your mom loved joshua. I know you shouldn't pick them but he is my favorite nephew. I hope I made him know that. Barbara and I always loved to spend time with "joshie". He will be greatly missed

 

Melissa O’Rourke posted on 5/6/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Melissa O’Rourke lit a candle

 

Al Shalum posted on 5/5/18

In memory of Joshua Caleb Landis, Al Shalum lit a candle

 

Joseph posted on 5/5/18

I'm gonna miss you Josh, until we meet again my friend. Love u brother!

 

Kathleen Herald posted on 5/5/18

I have so many memories of us sharing time together.you always could make me laugh and you knew me like noone else.I willl miss you and we will meet again in the afterlife. God Bless your soul you are loved by so many. So glad to have met you you will be missed.

 

Ashlee posted on 5/4/18

My first time going to white rock was with you! We use to be so close and hung out all the time. Every time I hear the song workout I think of you because it played while we were hanging out. Even though a lot of time passed since we last hung out we just talked recently and I thought we’d hang out soon and I hate that your gone but I’ll never forget you☹️ Rest easy honey?

 

Ashlee posted on 5/4/18

My first time going to white rock was with you! We use to be so close and hung out all the time. Every time I hear the song workout I think of you because it played while we were hanging out. Even though a lot of time passed since we last hung out we just talked recently and I thought we’d hang out soon and I hate that your gone but I’ll never forget you☹️ Rest easy honey?

 

Rachel posted on 5/4/18

I have been at a loss for what to say,... no words can express the sadness of the loss of Josh. He will be greatly missed by so many.

 

Kelly meister posted on 5/3/18

I am very sad to hear of josh's parting. I wish I had some words that could somehow lessen your greatest of pain. My best of thoughts to all of you, feel the true love of your family and friends and know that what josh means to you, he now and will forever be.

 

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