Joshua I. Richard
Joshua I. Richard, 39, of Milton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 24, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 24, 1980, in Lewisburg, a son of Joseph Jr. and Gaye (Ettinger) Richard. On Dec. 8, 2001, he married the love of his life, the former Kristy Eisenhower who survives.

Joshua was a 1998 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 2001 graduate of McCann School of Business.
He was employed at Danville State Hospital for eight years.
Joshua enjoyed watching football, attending auctions and sales, helping others, watching his kids play soccer and upwards basketball and other activities they were involved in, and spending time with his wife and children. One of his favorite family events was camping and get-togethers with his friends and family and having movie night in his backyard and inviting the neighborhood kids and others to attend.
After High School Josh went with his church youth group on a mission trip to Costa Rica. Josh also founded the non-profit organization, the Walk on Foundation in 2006. In the twelve years that Walk on Foundation was in operation it helped over 290 families, totaling more than $110,000 in assistance.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his three daughters, Adriana 16, Joslynn 14, and Ainsley 6, and a son, Kade 10; one sister and brother-in-law, Tonya and Jesse Aigler; one niece, MacKenzie Richard;his in-laws, Robert and Vicki Eisenhower; and two sister-in-laws, Jamie and Kimberly Eisenhower.

Family and friends are welcome for a visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Christ Wesleyan Church, Door 9, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, followed by a memorial service at 1, with Pastor Arlie Davis officiating. Joshua's final wishes were to have his ashes put with his grandmothers in Hartleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of his wife and children, Kristy L. Richard at First National Bank of Hermitage, with locations in Lewisburg, Watsontown, Selinsgrove, Williamsport, and other locations.


As some people
Journey through life,
They leave footprints
Wherever they go-
Footprints of
Kindness and love,
Courage and compassion,
Humor and inspiration, joy and faith.
Even when they are gone,
We can still look back
And clearly see the trail
They left behind-
A trail bright with hope
That invites us to follow.
Published on November 27, 2019


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Linda Keiser
Dec 01, 2019
My deepest sympathy, love and prayers to the Richards' family.
Christine Manenkoff
Nov 29, 2019
I met Josh when we both worked at the state hospital. He and Kristy helped me in a time of great need, which is when I learned how big his heart was. In all the years I've known him, regardless of what he was facing, he always, ALWAYS thought of others first. The world has lost a great humanitarian.

Kristy, Adriana, Joslynn, Made, and Ainsley, I send you love, light, prayers, and comfort. Josh will live on in your hearts and your deeds. I'm grateful to have known him. My love to you all.
Carol haines
Nov 29, 2019
I've known josh for many years. We went to the same church. Prayers for the whole family.
Nov 28, 2019
I met Josh while working on an assignment from the paper, who sent me to cover the Walk on foundation. After that, my girls were in the foundation the following year,n Josh was very friendly n informative in helping in any way he can.
Beyond the foundation, Josh had helped and advised on how to proceed further with some adventures of mine. He's always been great to work with even when you could tell he was just not at his best. He will be missed.