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.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cremation was private at Ewing Crematory.