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Joshua “Josh” Brandon Bagans died in his home on March 25, 2019, he was 37 years old. Those who were close to Josh will remember him for his radiant personality, sense of humor and compassion towards other. While much of his adult life was a struggle with addiction that ultimately claimed his life, he was a fighter but his disease proved to be too much for him.
Josh was born on February 10th, 1982 in Reading, Pennsylvania and raised by his parents, Stephanie J. Behrle (Long) and David S. Behrle. He is survived by his parents; his wife, Rosemarie Hilbert; his daughter, Trista Fulk; his siblings, Justin B. Bagans and Amber L. Keller (Bagans); his four nieces, Nikki, Breann, Caitlyn and Athena; and his loving grandmother Sandra L. Gurnavage (Fuzer).
A celebration of life event will be held at the Kenhorst Fire Company Social Quarters (411 South Kenhorst Boulevard) on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All family and friends, past and present, are invited to attend and share their stories and memories of Josh.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to shatterproof.org in the name of Joshua Bagans. This organization aims to prevent and treat those with addiction. More than 70,200 lives were lost last year due to drug related deaths, it is our hopes that in sharing Josh’s story we can save at least one life, and save one family from our current heartache.