Joshua Timothy Blauser
November 13, 1999 ‒ February 25, 2017
BELLVILLE: In some ways Josh Blauser was your typical teenager. Smart, active and athletic, he loved the outdoors, running and biking. He played multiple sports and marched in the band. However, Josh’s character and personality were anything but typical. A young man who put others above himself, Josh had a huge generous heart. Raised to respect others, he gave the best bear hugs, had the best smile, and genuinely loved life.
No longer bound to his earthly tent, Joshua Timothy Blauser of Bellville passed away Saturday February 25, 2017 following a seizure. He was 17.
The son of Tim Blauser and Dawn (Swiatek) Blauser, Josh was born November 13, 1999 in Cleveland. A junior at Clear Fork High School, he earned varsity letters while playing the snare drum for the CFHS marching band. Josh also lettered in tennis and soccer where he played centerfielder and midfielder for the Colts. Soccer was one of Josh’s passions and he was chosen for the ‘Intensity’ award in the 2016 season.
Josh loved to snowboard and this year was employed at Snow Trails Ski Lodge. Last summer he served as an intern for Storyside Church in Bellville. Josh was strong and sure in his faith. He was a member at St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Mansfield.
Josh could make anyone laugh with his quick wit and contagious smile. He remained positive and uplifting even when he wasn’t feeling well. Josh was a sweet, thoughtful & loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, & friend. He will be deeply missed and will remain forever in our hearts.
Josh is survived by his mother Dawn (Swiatek) Blauser of Bellville, father Tim Blauser of Bellville; sister Sarah Blauser and brothers Gabe and Drew Blauser; maternal grandparents Gary (Carol) Swiatek of Bellville and paternal grandmother Janice (Vince) David of Missouri; aunts and uncles Jennifer (Taha) Albanna of North Olmsted, John (Elizabeth) Swiatek of Bellville, Dr. Michael and (Tami) Swiatek of Bellville, Joseph Blauser of Ridgway, Pennsylvania and John Blauser of Ridgway, Pennsylvania; cousins Ryan McCune, Sabrene Albanna, Mariah and Mohammad Albanna, Diego Cerron-Portales, Isabella, Jackson, and Braeden Swiatek, Kaylee Gates, Elizabeth Launer, Danielle Knapp, Jessica, Derrick, Jerin, and Mason Blauser, as well as a large circle of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bill Blauser.
Calling hours will be Friday, March 3, 2017 from 1-7 pm in Storyside Church, 541 State Route 97 West, Bellville. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10am in St. Peters Catholic Church, 104 West 1st Street, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Josh’s family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Joshua Blauser Memorial Fund may be made through First Knox Bank.
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