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Joshua Paul Martin Garlathy

August 21, 1971 ~ March 29, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Joshua Paul Martin Garlathy Obituary

Joshua Paul Martin Garlathy, 51, residing in South Bend, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at his home.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 21, 1971 to Frank Garlathy and Mary (Campbell) Garlathy.

Joshua graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School and subsequently studied philosophy and political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was an avid musician. He played the saxophone and guitar, and he was a prolific singer songwriter. He lived in Maui for most of his adult life where he had a strong community of friends and was a part of the Makawao church.

Joshua struggled for decades with the physical pain of psoriatic arthritis which significantly contributed to his early death. His mother and sister were happy to be able to spend the last few years of his life with him in South Bend.

Joshua was survived by his daughters, Sahrin Theta of Whitehall, Pennsylvania and Summer Labecki of Sechelt, British Columbia; his stepdaughter, Sophie Labecki of Bellingham, Washington; his son, Sydian (Iryna) Garlathy of Warsaw, Poland; his grandson, Vova Bender; his sister, Elizabeth (Henry) Scott; his niece, McCartney; his nephews, Wilder and Alexander; and his aunt and uncle, Glen and Rebecca Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Garlathy.

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