New Wave Lacrosse extends its condolences, strength and prayers to the family of Joshua Sweet, who passed into the presence of God and Heaven on this day, August 1st 2013. Josh was an exceptional, tremendous young man and athlete who was a valued member of our family here at New Wave Lacrosse, as we know he was in the Geneva Lacrosse community. A naturally gifted athlete with a strong sense of leadership, a big heart and a level of respect and humility that words truly cannot capture, Josh will be missed dearly by all of the families he was a part of.
One of our fondest memories of Josh was around this time last year, when he volunteered to show up at 4:00AM to help New Wave with the Fox Valley Marathon 1st Aid Station. No reward, no incentive other than to give his own time to help his organization, his city and his community. As a young man in High School, this showed the kind of person Josh was at his core; a giving, thoughtful and caring person who strove to do better and be better.
We hope the Sweet family finds strength and healing in this time knowing they have the support of their lacrosse community. Heaven got a little bit tougher and stronger this day and we will all miss Josh very much. Rest in Peace.
Joshua Martin Sweet, 17, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. He was bornNovember 20, 1995 in Aurora, the son of Todd M. and Margie M. (nee Ostrowski) Sweet.
Josh was an athletic guy. He played football for 7 years with the Tri-City Chargers Youth Football League. He also played football in middle school at Geneva North before playing for 3 years at Geneva High School. He was slated to play at defensive end this year for the Vikings. His favorite sport, however, was lacrosse. He’s played since he was a freshman in high school for the Geneva High School club team. He also played the last two summers with the New Wave Summer Travel Team. He was active in Christ Community Church where he was involved with the Kids World Tech Team for the last 6 years. He was also active in several youth ministries through the church. Josh was very generous with his time. He volunteered in several organizations, including Geneva All Sports Booster, Marklund, and Tri-City Chargers. He liked to hang out with friends and play video games, especially X-Box.
He is survived by his parents, Todd M. and Margie M. Sweet; a brother, Jacob M. Sweet; paternal grandparents, Charles M. (Ann T.) Sweet and maternal grandparents, Richard
(MaryAnn) Ostrowski; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his stillborn sister, Courtney Ann Sweet.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, in St. Charles.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the church. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.
Josh could usually be found wearing a hoodie and lacrosse shorts. His family asks that those attending Josh’s services come as they are, dressing in relaxing attire like Josh would have.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Josh’s memory may be directed to Christ Community Church Benevolence Fund, 37W100 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175.
For information, contact Moss-Norris Funeral Home 630-584-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com.