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“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Joshua Harding. I am very sorry for your loss. May our Heavenly Father put his...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Tana p - Grand Blanc, MI

“No words can assuage the anguish you must be feeling over his loss. He was a great kid and man. We all thought he was a fine representative of...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Jon Leszczynski - Warren, MI

“So sorry to hear about your sons death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Robs parents Bob & Judy Small ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Bob & Judy Small - MI - Friend

“I'm at a loss for words right nowI don't know what to sayThere's not a thing that I can doTo help to ease your pain I know he meant the world to...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: A Parent - MI

“Dear Harding Family,I am so terribly sorry for your loss. You don't know me...but Sandy and my sister, Pat, are good friends.....and it was...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Jan Jackson-Poirier - MI

“There are no words, old friend. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Katie (James) Bradley - MI

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Josh. He was a great guy. Went to school with him for many years. Rest in peace. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Austin Rohelier - Warren, MI

“Scott and FamilyI am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Joshua, no words can express the sorrow. You are your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Sharon Walton - Conley - Ionia, MI

“Sorry to hear about your son Josh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We lost our son Dillon last year at 23 so we know the pain...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Sparks - Warren, MI - Friend

“What a wonderful tribute to your son! He lived a good life in a short time, what a wonderful boy! A child to be proud of!All your family will be in...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Donnellon - Shelby TWP, MI

“I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find the strength to get through these days . God Bless you all and know you have many caring thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Vickie Stocker

“Scott and Family, Although its been many years I was and am so sorry to hear of your sons passing. There are no words to comfort us in such times of...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Schwentek - Harrison Twp., MI

“My deepest condolences on the loss of Joshua. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord give you comfort and strength during...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Hammond Bengtson - IL

“We are so sorry for your loss Scott and Tracy. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Randy & Susie Richardson - MI

“So incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Sue Shaw - Grand Rapids, MI

“So very sorry for the loss of your son, he was a kind, friendly, respectful young man, I'm glad to have worked with him.Praying for you all ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sandra Richard - Detroit, MI

“Dear Mary Lou and Scott,It is said that we should not have to bury our children. However various issues can cause the early demise of a young person....Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Dear Mary Lou Oldford Sr - MI

“I don't have any words to use right now to express how sorry I am for the loss of Josh. You are experiencing a level of pain and loss that most...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Candace Marsee - Allenton, MI

“So very sorry for your loss! Prayers and Condolences from all of us at AuSable Towing - Grayling, Michigan. Rest in Peace Brother! ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Cory Kowalski

“Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Wanda & Ralph Vineyard - TN

“So sorry for the loss. I did not know Josh but I knew is grandparents, Marsh and Sandy for many years. Words are difficult to express at this time...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Carol (Parker) Bokano - Warren, MI

“condolences from our family to yours, another bright star in the sky ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Family rc Hobby shop - MI

“To the whole family of Joshua, our sincerest condolences in the loss of your son Joshua! May he rest in peace and the family be comforted!Renee' and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Renee' Lafata-Williams - FL

“So so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and yours. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Michele Baarck

“I am so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for your family in this time of grief. May God give you comfort and peace. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Mietling - Lake Orion, MI

“I can't believe a fellow schoolmate passed on. I'm sorry to hear RIP Josh ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Breanna Gross - Warren, MI

“My deepest condolences to the family and friends. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Savannah Williams - Warren, MI

“I know it's been a long time since we've seen each other. My deepest sympathies to your families. Thoughts and prayers. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Veronuca Buege - Shelby Township, MI

“I am terribly Sorry for your Family's Loss. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Vanita Palmeri - Sterling Heights, MI

“So very sad. I'm praying for your family. Rip ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Barnhart - Warren, MI

“I didn't know Josh very long. I have a few memories of him that stand out though. Josh, Jon, and I sitting by a pathetic fire in my back yard talking...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Darian Bliemeister - MI - Friend


Joshua David Harding, age 22, died on March 13, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan. He was born February 2, 1996 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of Scott Harding and Mary Lou Donnellon.

"He was born"…words that describe a life changing event for loving parents such as Scott and Mary Lou, an event that now seems like it was a moment ago. And just where does a scribe even begin to fashion an obituary for a precious soul as young as Joshua? But as Yoda, the Jedi Master, would opine,…a tribute, pay we must!

In sharing this story of Josh, a worthy mention would include his hard work ethics and how he always poured himself into his work or the job at hand. Possessing a friendly and gregarious spirit, being a part of "Team Josh" never ceased to make the work day brighter and the job go more smoothly. Currently, Josh was employed as a tow truck driver and operator with Service Towing of Warren. For a person stranded and in need of some professional and caring service, they couldn't have asked for a better guy than Josh to get the job done. He not only had the right stuff to rescue those in need, but you could always count on his outgoing personality and "service with a smile."

Josh's prior employment included the work he extended while part of the business families at Rinke and Hamilton Chevrolet. Having immense esteem for the automobile, both opportunities afforded Josh the perfect environment to soak in the automotive aura that surrounded him each day. Like many guys, he loved cars and was all about keeping up with technology,…yet he was also drawn to the old classics as well. And for this "Automobile Aficionado," what better place to live than in the backyard of his favorite annual event, the Woodward Dream Cruise? Being the car lover he was, taking in all the sights and sounds that accompanied the Motor Capital of the world's biggest gala provided Josh immeasurable joy and a host of wonderful memories created in the many visits he made to the Grand Strip down Woodward Avenue.

Another tribute would definitely be to acknowledge Josh's immense love for the outdoors and the plethora of pleasures he often garnered in feeding his hunger and appetite. With Michigan being noted as one of the most bountiful states when it comes to enjoying the outdoors, Josh took advantage of many of them to include his love of hunting. Sort of like the rite of passage for many young Michigander's, strapping on that rifle and heading out to thin the herd was a sporting challenge that Josh warmed up to quite easily. Whether alone or with a group of fellow hunter's, it was like an unspoken fraternity of which Josh was proud to be a part. Of course, the sport of hunting demands the utmost in respect for the use of firearms, and Josh was quite adept and cognizant in the responsible use of his rifle. Yet it didn't end there as his training and knowledge with other guns was held in the highest regard as well,…and it probably didn't hurt to have a police officer for a Dad either. Josh wasn't really that particular, he simply loved shooting,…be it for game, or a target at the shooting range.

The outdoors also provided Josh another of his favorite pastimes, fishing,…and in the Great Lakes State, he certainly wasn't at a loss of places to cast his line. Always in search of that "Big One,"…there was a simple appreciation and pleasure that enveloped a day on the water that Josh enjoyed so much. Then there was the riotous fun he enjoyed each time he hopped upon his 4-Wheeler. Nothing says a great time like an open throttle and a screamin' machine to bolster the machismo and make for a lot of laughs and awesome memories. And whether he was hunting, fishing or 4-Wheeling, it was all made that much sweeter with each visit Josh made to his favorite getaway to Rudyard, Michigan in the upper-peninsula. The further north you head, the more pristine it becomes,…and many of Josh's finest memories were those born up in Rudyard.

So at his young age, Josh was truly a man's man. He had made that rite of passage and had proven himself in many ways. Yet for as much as he could wield his strength and bravado, Josh could also melt your heart with his loving-kindnesses, his caring and compassionate spirit, and his way of knowing just what you needed. Plainly spoken,…there's a reason why he was so affectionately known as the "Gentle Giant."

Though Joshua leaves us far too soon, it is not without imparting the best parts of his heart and soul and how that will never be forgotten. He was just getting started, yet he touched so many lives in his brief journey this side of Heaven. Along the way, Joshua learned how to love and shared his freely and unselfishly,…a love that is sure to be felt anew with each reflection shared of how Joshua, uniquely & genuinely, impacted each life. He will forever be missed, and loved beyond measure. Rest in peace, Joshua.

Josh was the beloved son of Scott (Tracey) Harding, and Mary Lou Donnellon. Loving brother of Alexandra Harding and James Barron. Dear grandson of Dorothy (the late Frank) Donnellon and Sandra (the late Marshall) Harding. He was also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation for Josh will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road) in Warren. His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Burial to take place in Roseland Cemetery in Berkley following the services at the funeral home.

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