Borgholthaus, Joseph Lionel
Birth: Tuesday, December 05, 1989 in Denver, Colorado
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Friday, December 09, 2016 at the age of 27
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, Joseph.  He passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home in Lusby, Maryland.  He will always be remembered as among the most empathetic people we have ever met.  He loved his family and his friends, particularly his little boy, Zack.  He was his life. 

Joseph was born in Denver, Colorado in 1989 where he lived for two years.  He grew up in southern Calvert County in the same home in Lusby.  He spent the past 7 or so years in the US Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant (E-5).  During this time, he served in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq earning two Army Commendation Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal and multiple campaign medals commemorating his service overseas in various combat theaters.  He completed his period of service on October 31, 2016 and returned home where he died in his sleep four days after his 27th birthday.

He is survived by his son, Zachary, seven siblings:  Marie, Jeffrey, Samuel, Daniel, Michael, Katie and Steven, his parents, and his paternal grandmother.  While he died too soon, his life had worn him out.  It was time and we are grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who has gathered him home. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10 - 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22747 Old Rolling Road, California, Maryland where Memorial Services will held at 11 am. Joseph will be laid to rest on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltanham, MD at 11:00 am.

If you would like to come to remember and honor our son, we would love to have you there.

May God bless you always.

Anne & Jeffrey Borgholthaus
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