Joshua D. Obrecht

June 14, 1985 ‒ September 19, 2011

Dublin, Ohio

DUBLIN: The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. At 26 years old Josh Obrecht understood the value of hard work and dedication. Responsible and motivated he often worked 10-12 hour days. To Josh, that was just a typical day, and was what he expected of himself. Josh’s drive and determination formed his character and set a precedent for the rest of his family and friends to follow.

Joshua D. Obrecht, of Dublin, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011.

Josh was born June 14, 1985 in Olathe, Kansas to Jeffrey Obrecht and Kathryn (Free) Gantner and was graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in 2003.

While in high school he played baseball and recently enjoyed beach volleyball.

A loyal employee, for the past 5 years Josh worked for Safety Solutions, Inc., in Dublin. Josh’s current position was assistant receiving manager. In the few hours that Josh wasn’t working he loved taking motorcycle rides on his cruiser.

Josh’s fun loving nature made just about anyone around him feel comfortable. Often full of smiles he will be remembered for his sense of humor.

Josh is survived by his mother and step father Kathryn (J.R.) Gantner of Whitehall; brother Jeremy Obrecht of Florida; maternal grandparents Leonard O. Sr. and Mary Ann Free of Lucas; paternal grandparents Richard and Carol Obrecht of Ashland; aunts and uncles Cherie Free, Michael Free, John (Janet) Free all of Mansfield, Howard Free of Westerville, and Kathy (Steve) Shelly of Ashland; cousins Christopher Free and Andy (Carolina) Shelly and Emily Shelly; a large circle of close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Jeffrey Obrecht and uncle Leonard Free, Jr.

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 1-4pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service celebrating the life of Joshua D. Obrecht will be held at 4pm. Pastor Sanford Mitchell will officiate.

Memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure may be made through the funeral home.

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