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Joshua M. Reid

March 27, 1983 — January 16, 2019

Joshua M. (Josh) Reid, beloved son, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, and good friend to many left this world far too soon on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

He was welcomed into this world by his parents, Bryan J. (deceased) and Mary A. (Stone) Reid on March 27, 1983 at the Kuwae Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. He grew up in Okinawa, Japan, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, visited family often in Lake Placid, New York and traveled cross country and settled for a time in central Missouri.

He attended schools in both Massachusetts and Missouri. Josh had an inquisitive, wandering and restless soul which led him to join the United States Navy where he served his country for 11 years and attained the rank of Petty Officer First Class and completed two deployment tours to the Persian Gulf.

After the Navy, Josh settled for quite a while in his beloved San Diego, California. Josh loved the weather, the city, the ocean and the history of San Diego. He loved rock climbing, photography, music, and was a voracious reader. He possessed a quick and biting wit and an excellent sense of humor that could make you laugh uncontrollably and/or exasperate you to no end. He enjoyed cooking and creating concoctions that he would enthusiastically and graciously present to friends and family to try.

Josh is survived by many heartbroken family members and friends on the West Coast, the East Coast and in the middle who deeply mourn his early exit from this earthbound life and will reflect on the difference he made, the joy he brought, the pain he felt, and the internal demons and uncertainties that plagued him. Josh will be remembered by his loving family as a warm, loving and kind young man who just lost his way and struggled to find it again. He was adored.

Memorials are suggested to a charity or organization that assists and aids veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse; or to a charity of the donors choice.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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