Joshua Clarke Wetmore died on February 17, 2022, from pneumonia in Boulder, Colorado. Joshua had a kind and tender heart, and he would share what he had with anyone who asked.
Joshua was born on December 3, 1973, in Rochester, New York, the first child of Marc Wetmore and Joanne Tubbs Wetmore. As a kid, Joshua had more energy than 10 of his friends combined, and he was incredibly creative. We used to tease that Joshua was the only kid on the block who had 27 different ways to carry a bag of groceries in from the car – without using his hands. He attended schools in Williamson, New York; Morgan Hill, California; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.
In high school, Joshua ran cross country, and he studied computer-aided design at Monroe Community College in Pennsylvania.
In his 20s, Joshua worked on various construction projects, his favorite of which was building playgrounds in Colorado. He loved Metallica and was a champion of the Eskimo roll in his kayak.
Joshua had his first psychotic break when he was in his early 20s, and as schizophrenia took hold, he struggled with life. He was in and out of hospitals for much of his adult life.
Joshua is survived by his father, Marc (Andrea) Wetmore of Rochester, New York; his mother, Joanne Tubbs Kelly of Boulder, Colorado; and his sister, Sarah (Candace) Dufoe of Petersburg, New York; along with a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Donations in Joshua’s memory may be sent to the National Alliance on Mental illness (nami.org).