HOUSTON — Joshua Ryan Stetar, 25, died suddenly, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
Joshua was born Oct. 7, 1987, in Rutland, Vt., and grew up in Granville, N.Y.
He graduated from Granville Central High School in 2006. Joshua was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church and, as a child and adult, he participated in all aspects of the church, including AWANA. Joshua was a funny guy who enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends; very passionate, a devout Christian, always with a smile not far from his face. Joshua was an incredibly loving, caring and generous person, who always put the needs of family and friends before his own. He would give the shirt off his back if he thought someone needed it more than he. Joshua’s family and friends are thankful for his life, albeit far too short.
Joshua was predeceased by his great-grandparents, William A. and Ona O. Wheeler; great-grandfather, Rudolphe H. Pepin; and cousin, Dale Pepin, all of Texas City, Texas.
Joshua is the much cherished son of Lorie and Donald Jones of North Granville, N.Y.; and beloved brother of Rhonda Stetar and her fiance, Ashley R. Woods, of West Pawlet, Vt., William B. Stetar Jr. and his wife, Tracy, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Kyle A. Stetar and his fiancee, Amanda Johnston, of Albany, N.Y., and stepbrother, David W. Jones and his wife, Pam, of Amsterdam-NL. Joshua was the adored great-grandson of Helen Pepin and cherished grandson of Charlotte A. Pepin and Larry and Sharron Richardson, all of Texas City, Texas. He also is the beloved grandson of Katherine A. Jones of N. Granville, N.Y. Joshua adored his niece, Alyssa L. Cuilla, and nephew, Lucas C. Woods of West Pawlet, Vt., and had yet to meet his newest nephew, William “Liam” B. Stetar III of Harrisburg, Pa., also niece and nephew, Alyssa and Trevor Jones of Amsterdam-NL. Joshua is also survived by his aunt, Debra L. Richardson of Denver, Colo., Cynthia J. Haney and her husband, Charles, and their three children of Knoxville, Tenn. Joshua also has a great-aunt, Rita Harrington and great-uncle Albert Pepin, both of Texas City, Texas, and great-uncle Lee Pepin of Houston, Texas; aunt, Jennifer Tucker, Karen Haskins, John Jones, Robert Jones and Rachel Goodspeed, all of Granville, N.Y.; also, too many cousins to mention who loved him, as well.
A memorial service to honor Joshua’s life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church of Granville, N.Y., with the Rev. Randy McKee officiating.
Condolences may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Sheehan Road, Granville, NY 12832. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Joshua’s name to Calvary Baptist Church.