THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joshua J. Richards
Issue Date: December 19, 2013
Joshua J. Richards, 25, of Green Bay passed away tragically on Dec. 9.
He graduated from Gillett High School in 2006 and from NWTC-Sturgeon Bay in 2009. He was loved by many and enjoyed life to the fullest. A member of the Green Bay Blackjack Football Team, he was also involved in competitive body building. He had a kind, witty and generous soul and believed that everyone should always work hard and help others. He was a shining example of that by donating his organs so others could continue on to live.
He is survived by his mother, Jackie (Michael) Pische, of Gillett; his father, James Richards, of Brookfield; a sister, Vicky Richards, of Oconto Falls; two nephews, Ayden and Fisher and a niece, Leigha, all from Oconto Falls; an aunt and uncle, Linda and Paul Smentek and a cousin, Bobby, all of Cecil and many friends.
A memorial gathering in his honor was held on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Classics Restaurant and Lounge in Shawano at 2 p.m. through the end of the Green Bay Packer game. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds were established. Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano assisted the family with the arrangements.