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Josiah David Stahl, 25, of Paxinos, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his residence.

He entered this world as a little peanut on Jan. 3, 1993. Even then his muscles were very well pronounced. He was a happy baby always waking with a smile and babbling to himself for hours. He loved his Thomas train and his Matchbox toys. As he got older he spent many hours on the trampoline creating more stunts to amuse us all. His Saturdays were happily spent at the river lot, swimming, catching crayfish, playing King of the rock, and later kayaking and rock climbing. He had a very tender heart and could always find good in people.

In high school, football and wrestling became his passions. He left home early every morning to go in with Coach Hock to life which he loved. He might not have got every play or move right but he "left it all" on the field or the mat.

His life since high school was somewhat of a struggle with many doubts and miscues. He failed to realize the depths of God's love for him and to experience the stability that can bring to life.

His mom and dad were privileged to enjoy working with him in the family business. He especially loved making up unique hanging baskets and planters.

He will be sadly missed by his dad and mom, George and Priscilla Stahl, of Paxinos; his younger brother, Caleb; his grammy, Joyce L. Stahl, of Sunbury; his maternal grandparents, Franklin and Dorothy Knapp, of Millbrook, N.Y.; his long time girlfriend, Krysta Thomas, of Elysburg; and a myriad of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Bloomsburg Christian Church, 107 Deussen Dr., Bloomsburg.
Published on January 12, 2018
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