Joshua Rock

Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018
God's Acre Cemetery
Maiden Lane
Peru, New York, United States

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018
West Plattsburgh American Legion Post 1619
219 Rand Hill Road
Morrisonville, New York, United States

Obituary of Joshua James Rock

Joshua James Rock, 33, of Oak Street, Plattsburgh, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, as a result of a football related head injury in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he was playing with the Plattsburgh North Stars.

He was born in Plattsburgh, March 13, 1985, the son of Patricia (Zielinski) Rock and the late Mark Rock.

Josh grew up in Peru and graduated from Peru Central School, where he excelled at wrestling and football.

He worked at several local businesses, only to return to his true passion, football. The Plattsburgh North Stars were his second family. He was happiest when he was playing football with them.

Josh enjoyed spending time with his family especially his two nieces, Madison and Ryker, whom he shared a special bond with.

Left to cherish the memory of Josh are, his mother, Patty Rock of Plattsburgh, siblings, Mark Rock, Liza Rock, and Max Rock and his fiance, Madison Neanover; paternal grandmother, Sandy Stewart; two nieces, Madison and Ryker; one nephew, Rowan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his father, Mark, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Rupert James "Big Jim" and Marylin (Moomey) Zielinski; paternal grandfather, Ellis Rock; and uncle, Russell Zielinski.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2 PM in God's Acre Cemetery in Peru. A celebration of his life will follow at 3 PM at the West Plattsburgh American Legion Post 1619.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Peru Booster Club.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

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