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About Josh

Outgoing and brave in character, Josh is remembered for his ability to make people smile and his charming wit. He was a loving son, brother and devoted friend.

Josh had many accomplishments in his 16 years. He was a team player in school and club sports including football and baseball, wake boarding and snowboarding. He achieved his black belt at age 13.

Josh's compassion for others was demonstrated in his volunteer efforts for Friends of Youth and the Boys and Girls Club and he was identified as a founding member of Athletes for Kids before his death in January 2002. He enjoyed many good times with friends at SAMBICA and Young Life.

The JPW Foundation is pleased to maintain this personal connection in support of these beneficiaries.


A funeral mass for Joshua Williams, age 16, of Sammamish, was held at 1pm, Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 - 228th Ave SE, Sammamish. A graveside committal followed at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Josh passed away Monday, January 21, 2002 at Snoqualmie Pass.


Josh was born August 7, 1985 in Bellevue, to Philip and Debra Williams. He was raised in Sammamish and attended Skyline High School. Josh was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing football, and baseball, wake boarding, karate, and snowboarding. Josh especially loved hanging with friends


Survivors include his parents, Philip and Debra Williams of Sammamish; sisters, Elizabeth and Adrianna; grandparents, Jeanne Williams of Naperville, Illinois, and Mike and Ethie Fideler of Spencer, Iowa.

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