Joshua John Hohol

Born: Tue., Oct. 19, 1976
Died: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

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        Joshua John Hohol, 43, of Port Royal, passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer.

     He was born Oct. 19, 1976, in Lewistown.

     He is survived by his parents, Walter John and Connie A. (Casner) Hohol of Mifflintown, one brother, Eric J. Hohol and wife, Brittany (Martin), of East Waterford, one sister, Maggie K. Lorenz and husband, Mitchell A., of Mifflintown, nieces and nephews, Michael Leo Lorenz, Ezekiel Wasyl Lorenz, Alayna Niman, and Mariah Scott, his grandparents, James and Helen Casner, of Mifflintown, an uncle, Michael Hohol, aunts, Olga Steele, Rose Shingleton, Christine Casner, and Katharine “Katy” Hohol, and other extended family.

     He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Wasyl and Marie Hohol, and uncles, Joad Casner, Nicholas Hohol, and Stephen Hohol.

     He graduated from Juniata High School in 1994 and was employed by J.D. Eckman where he was a foreman.

     Josh, his dad, and his brother owned a late model race car which they enjoyed working on together and racing at local tracks. He was a voracious reader, liked remote control helicopters and airplanes, and camping on Assateague Island in Maryland, where he camped every year for 40 years. But the thing he loved most was being with his family, especially spending time with his nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment at Union Cemetery, Mifflintown, will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, those who desire are asked to make a memorial contribution in memory of Josh to the Mifflintown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 208 Water Company Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

     Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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Shannon Arentz Allen
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
My most sincere condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you all. I loved Josh as we grew up and he was a great friend to me. Please know you’re all in my thoughts.

Marie & Barry Kauffman
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
Walter and Connie, there are no words that anyone can say to a parent that has lost a child. We lost Brett 4 years ago to a brain tumor. Josh and Brett were good friends doing their school years an after. Josh was at our home a lot. he was always very respectful and very polite.
We are here for you guys if you want to or need to talk, it does help to talk with some one who has lost a child.
love and hugs,
Barry & Marie Kauffman

Jim Roberts
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
Walt & Connie,

I’m so sorry for you that Josh lost this lengthy battle. I only knew him through work at Eckman, but through that experience I know what a nice person he was. May you find peace in knowing that his suffering is over, and that he will be in your hearts forever.

Connie Bryner
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
I worked with Josh and found him to be a fine young man. His home was built by my Great Grand Father and I'm sure he's helping him arrive into his other families loving arms. May prayers help in your grief. Sincerely,
Connie L. Bryner

Cindy & Jerry Miller
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Walt, Connie, and all the josh’s family.
We’re so sorry for your loss. Josh was one of those Co-workers that you always enjoyed working with, and just being around. God Bless

Pauline and Terry Booher
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Dear Connie and Walter, Eric and Maggie and families,
We feel your loss and share in our love for you and for Josh. Looking forward to the day when we will see Josh again. You are in our prayers.

Molly Kinney
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Connie and Walt -
A wise woman once told me that God gave us memory so we could have roses in December. I hope through your grief you are able to create a beautiful bouquet of memories.

Jess Rice
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Walter, Connie, Eric and Maggie,
I'm so deeply sorry for what you all have lost. I am thankful for the memories that I have as a kid spending time with Josh and your family. He was a beautiful soul who will never be forgotten.

Jess (Thompson) Rice

Sally Switzer
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
I was so sad to learn of your loss. May you take comfort in the good memories that you have of your son as you go through this difficult time. Please know that Jim, Brenda and I are thinking of you.

Neil Saner
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
My heart goes out to all of you Josh was such a great guy , we shared A lot of great times together he was a wonderful Friend in my life ! Josh was a very respectful man , and his love for his family was at the top of his priorities in life ! I’m so proud to have known him and I will always remember!!! And We shared many interests! Eric And Mags remember he will ALWAYS be watching over you and your loved ones. That WE KNOW FOR SURE
With deep sympathy and regards to all the wonder memory’s that we all have.
You are all on my Prayers in this time.

Gayle Cleck Landis
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Dear Connie,
I am so sorry for the grief you and Walter have had to experience; I cannot imagine losing a child and finding the motivation to continue on with each day. I hope your heart will mend each day by the blessings thru God. I have always had good memories of our teenage years; those years that our future was so uncertain and we had so much to look forward to. We had no idea that life could have such hurt. I know you have had wonderful times with Josh and feel comfort knowing no one can ever take that away from you.

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