Joshua Dale Parker, 46, formerly of Syracuse, died peacefully at his home in Buckeye, AZ, with his loved ones by his side. He was born January 28, 1975 in Hartford, CT to Belle Parker and Raymond Beaupre.
Josh was a loving and caring husband and father who loved his family, friends, music, traveling and cooking. He was always there with a quick wit, huge smile and an even bigger heart. Josh grew up in Vernon, CT and spent many childhood summers and holidays with family in Camillus.
Josh graduated from Rockville High School in Vernon, CT before attending Syracuse University. He retired as a lead distribution system analyst at TRC. Josh worked for TRC in Syracuse and San Diego, CA.
Josh was one of 12 people in the world to be diagnosed with Lysozyme Amyloidosis, which he fought for five years without complaining once. He was brave, strong and passionate about his family throughout the battle.
Surviving are his wife, Kristine (Meyers) Parker; daughters, Mikaela (Blake Welch) and Isabella Parker; sons, Jacob and Lucas Parker; parents, Belle (Parker) Ferguson and Robert Ferguson Jr. of Manchester, CT; father, Raymond Beaupre of Winder, GA; in-laws, Susan and Thomas Meyers of Waddell, AZ; sister-in-law, Katrina Grady of Baldwinsville; aunts and uncles, P. Victoria Parker of Albany, Bruce and Carol Parker of Camillus, Brian and Jackie Parker of Marcellus, Robin Parker of Yuma, AZ; several cousins; one niece; and five nephews. He was expecting his first grandson, Parker Oliver Welch.
Josh is also survived by his “honorary brother,” George (Jessica) Mullen of Greenville, NC, who was his lifelong best friend.
Services will be held in Syracuse at a date to be determined. Joshua will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Amyloidosis Support Groups or Amyloidosis Foundation, 232 Orchard Dr., Wood Dale, IL 60191.