Josiah (Josh) C. Boggs III passed on August 26, 2008 while piloting a barge down the Erie Canal with his wife of 61 years, Betty (Boo).
Josh was born in Seattle, WA, May 24, 1927. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII. He graduated from San Jose State University as an Engineer.
Josh's life was notable more for how he lived than what he did. He was a man of endless energy and zest for life; pursuing home remodeling, attending his grandsonsí sporting events and passionately building intricate wooden model ships.
Nothing meant more to Josh than his family, foremost his adored wife Betty. After raising their family in Southern California, they moved to New Jersey. Josh and Betty retired to Trumansburg 19 years ago where the two were inseparable and lived adventurously, travelling the world extensively.
Josh was actively involved in the lives of his grandsons, Josiah V and Duncan of Jacksonville, NY and was a driving force to ensure a loving family relationship with his California grandsons, Luke and Kirk, and granddaughters, Julie and Kelsey.
Josh was a proud and loving father to his children Josiah IV (Burbank, CA) Rebecca (Ventura, CA) and Michael (Jacksonville, NY) and embraced his son-in-law, Pierre, and daughter-in-law, Wendy, as his own.
Josh was a shining example to those around him of living passionately, energetically and lovingly. His youthful enthusiasm will be carried on by his loving family always. We love you Josh.
Josh was an avid reader and the family asks for contributions to the Josiah C. Boggs III Book Endowment at the Ulysses Philomathic Library, 74 East Main Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 in lieu of flowers.
Visitation hours are at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home in Trumansburg, NY on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 from 6:00-8:00pm.