Joshua R. “Josh” Ach

September 13, 1974 ‒ August 16, 2016

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Joshua R. “Josh” Ach, age 41 of Westerville and formerly of Galena died unexpectedly at his home.

He was born to Paul R. Ach and Bonnie S. (Anderson) Riesen on September 13, 1974 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

Josh was a graduate of Big Walnut High School in their class of 1993 and attended The Ohio State University.  He worked for many years at Allen’s Coin Shop in Westerville and more recently as an independent dealer of gold and silver.  Many people in the industry may remember him as “Toothcrusher”.

He was an artist and expressed his passion through sketches, music, and as a high schooler in the theatre.  Josh loved playing the Blues on the drums, bass and acoustic guitar.  He was very good at darts and he’d partner with his girlfriend Sue in tournaments.

He was an eclectic individual who was as talented as he was smart.  Josh never knew a stranger.  He was a great storyteller and loved to talk about his adventures.

While all the above make up who Joshua was, his legacy is his three boys, Clayton, Jake, and Charlie.  They took trips to Splatter Park, went camping, and he was always buying them authentic military gear.  Regardless of what they were doing, most important was that they were together.

He will be missed by his father and step-mom Paul and Sallee of Marengo; his mom Bonnie Riesen of Galena; grandmother Jennie Anderson of Cambridge, Ohio; three boys, Clayton of Westerville and Jake and Charlie of Centerburg; the mother of his children Lori Nance Ach; sister Rachel Porter and her husband Kyle of Hilliard; nephew Canaan Porter; nieces Keira and Lexi Porter; aunts, uncles, and cousins; girlfriend Susan Anderson Accetturo; and close friends Chris and Will.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2-5 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 11:00 AM.  Private graveside services will take place at a later date.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made at where a fund has been set up for his three boys.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Joshua’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at .

  • So very sorry for your loss. We have many happy memories with Josh that we will forever treasure. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all and especially Clayton, Jake and Charlie. He will be forever missed.

  • So sorry for Josh being taken so soon. Doug & I only met him once, but I knew he was very personable and made Susan very happy.

  • Our lives forever touch by Josh, he will be greatly missed by all how know him.
    May God grant peace and strength to Clayton, Jake and Charlie as well as his parents and family during this time of mourning. Amen

  • This is so unexpected, – I am truly sad, how can I process the memories? – i cannot, as a friend Josh brought me so much joy, with Josh you always knew you were a part of a truly defined group of friends, even if you felt out of place he still left you feeling like you were true friends, Josh valued his friends that’s how he made them, and you couldn’t help but love his personality, he had so much of it. – I will never forget the times we spent together as friends. – the last time I saw him he was working at Allen’s coin shop, he was always an ontrapenuer of sorts. He knew the value of things, I know he had a great family, and he was a good husband to his wife. And father to his children, I will truly miss this friend, that God gave me the opportunity to know. – I wish I had more time to let him know. – many good thoughts, and memories will always be remembered of my times with Josh. – May he be at peace, in a wonderful place in heaven. – THANK YOU! – good lord for his life! – I will miss him! – – – – – 💐

  • I am both surprised and saddened to learn of Josh’s passing. I have only met he and his sister Rachel a handful of times, but have thought of them over the years with wonder. I wish you all well. I wish you love and peace in Christ’s keeping.

    To family & friend alike,

    Gina Gladden Dingey
    (3rd cousin)

  • Paul, Sallee and family…Tony told me this morning of your son’s passing. My heart is breaking for you to have to experience this loss. We aren’t suppose to out live our children, but you will see him again and it will be a joyous reunion. He will always be with you and his sons will carry on where he left off. Prayers to all

    Jana Iacampo

  • I knew Josh as a small child and met him again a few years ago at Allen’s. He was very engaging in his manner and conversation. I am very sorry for your loss Paul and Bonnie. Although I haven’t been around much I am shocked and saddened by Josh’s passing.

  • My wife and I were both shocked and very saddened of the news of this great mans passing. He always had a smile and was always up beat. I have some wonderful memories with him and i will never forget them. RIP my friend.

  • I am in shock. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Josh. He was always so kind and even when I was having a bad day he could always make me laugh. May he fly high.

  • I remember Josh as a respectful and nice young man at Big Walnut High School. He was always willing to help out and helped me complete my tasks. He was an awesome young man. This makes me very sad. Big hugs to his sons and family. Im a custodian at BW high school.

  • Dear family,
    I have such fond memories of Josh. He brought much joy and fun to BWHS. I am so sorry for your loss.