Joshua Rosberg 1988-2023
Updated: Oct 3
Joshua Rosberg, 35, of Westfield, Massachusetts, went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, September 18, 2023.
Born in Holyoke the Son of Glenn and Anne Marie (Wilkinson) Rosberg predeceased by His Mom, his Grammy Rosberg, His
Grandma and Grandpa (Oomah and
Papa) Wilkinson, cousin Kyle, uncle Wayne and aunt Denise; He is survived by his Dad Glenn, Stepmom Sally, Brother Kyle, Kyle’s wife Jessica their daughter Lucy, his Sister Sarah, niece Bethany and great niece Jesslynn, niece Ashley and Great Nephew Oliver who is not yet born, His Grampy Rosberg, Norman, and Grandparents Don and Shirley, his uncle Jack and aunt Sonia his uncle Gary and aunt Karen, aunt Eva, aunt Loreen, uncle Keith and aunt Marry Ellen, uncle Neil aunt Heidi and many cousins. He graduated from The Hartford Conservatory in 2011.
His main instrument of study was Saxophone which he started lessons in early elementary school. At a young age, Joshua admired many genres of music From Jazz, Rock, Southern-rock, Emo, Country and Gospel. Joshua was practically born with a guitar in his hands. When a young teenager, Joshua would make up songs on the guitar, in a short time he would play songs which were at an experienced level .
While in college Piano just happened almost instantly. Well known throughout the Berkshires and much of New England Josha played in many bands such as StealHead, DPR, Shantyman, Outerstylie, MoonDawgz, Pi Rex, and filled in with the band The Alchamistics and played backup for many others. Joshua had taught at Whip City Music and was most recently teaching Piano, Guitar, Bass, Saxophone and Clarinet at the Westfield School of Music. One of Joshua’s gifts was that he was able to connect with all types of people and personalities. He didn’t just play he connected with his audience. He related with those who were hurting and rejoiced with those who were happy. This is probably why he is so loved by the musical community.
Joshua will be dearly, dearly missed by many. This world will not be the same without him. A memorial celebration of life will be held on October 8th. Condolences and fellowship at 1:00 pm, Service at 2:00 pm. at the First Baptist Church North Adams, 131 Main St, North Adams MA.
A tributary to Josua will be held at Bishop's Lounge, 41 Strong Avenue, Northampton MA at 6pm after the North Adams service. Donations will be collected at the door for a music Scholarship in Joshua’s name. There will be an opportunity for people to share stories of Josh and there will be performances from the many musicians Josh collaborated with over the years. All are welcome.