In Memoriam — Josh Roberts

Please join us in saying goodbye to one of our adopters who dearly loved his Springers!

Josh Roberts, age 23, Olympia, Washington died July 17, 2011, in a tragic traffic accident in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Josh was born October 10, 1987, in Idar Oberstein, Germany, to Monika K. and Joseph (Wayne) Roberts. Josh graduated from North Thurston High School in 2006 and attended South Puget Sound Community College and Chiang Mai University for Mechanical Engineering in Thailand. Josh loved to travel. After High School, he moved to Germany and then to China to work, gathering experience for his engineering degree. In 2010, he was accepted at Chiang Mai University.

During all his travels he embraced new cultures and applied all the good things he learned to his life. While working, traveling, and studying, he always found time for his family and friends. He loved life and lived it to its fullest and touched many lives during his short time with us.

He is survived by his mother Monika K. Roberts, father Joseph W. Roberts, brother Jacob (Jake) Roberts, grandmother (Oma) Olga Petsch, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members, and many, many friends.

Josh loved life and lived it to the fullest each day.  His passion was for family, friends, travel, and of course his Springers that grew with him from boy to man.

He had a very special bond with Spencer after Lady passed at fourteen. Lady was with Josh from a puppy and Josh was four. When it came to animals, especially Springers, Josh was God's caregiver to all. Godspeed, Josh!

In lieu of flowers, Josh's family encourages a donation be made in Josh's memory to English Springer Rescue America.

Karen McCarthy In memory of Joshua Roberts.
Eric Fogel and Family A gift for Ms. Monika Roberts in loving memory of Josh - Joshua Daniel Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Long A gift for Monika Roberts in memory of Josh Roberts.
Debbie and Jim Shannon A gift for Monika Roberts in memory of Josh Roberts. Josh loved to travel and lived and worked in China and Germany. He was going to college in Thailand when he passed. He grew up with a Springer and when she passed, he and his family adopted a Springer from ESRA. In lieu of cards, flowers etc, his mom wants all donations to go to ESRA.
Bert Wilkins, Dia Tornatore,
and Mike and Regina Dearborn
A gift for Monika Roberts in memory of Josh Roberts.
Christine and Robert Newcomb
In memory of Josh.
Edward and Shirley Bartolat In memory of Josh.
Carol Sanderson Although we never met, your love for Springers and support of ESRA make you like a brother.  Godspeed, Josh, and hug all the Springers up there for us.
Robert and Vanessa Wasman In memory of Josh Roberts. He was a good man. He will be missed but never forgotten.