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Joshua P. Lease

Joshua P. Lease, 36, of Wampum passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a short illness.

Born May 3, 1987 in Beaver, PA, he was the son of the late Jeffrey P. Lease and Patsy McKinney Stoops of Wampum.

Josh had graduated from New Castle School of Trades and worked as an HVAC Technician for Maier’s in Rochester. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and pets.

In addition to his mother, Patsy; survivors include his fiancée, Desiree McQuiston of Wampum; daughter, Louise K. Lease at home; step-son, Kaden McQuiston of Fombell; mother-in-law, Darlene McQuiston of Fombell; three brothers-in-law, Joshua, Justin, and Timmy McQuiston; two uncles, Ken Hartzell of Ellwood City and Doug McKinney of Ellport; aunt, Louise McKinney of Ellport and cousins, Kaitlan McKinney of Ellport and Amy Sechrist of Mechanicsburg, PA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey, aunt, Donna Hartzell and his grandparents.

Per Joshua’s request there will be no services.

Arrangements entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the GoFundMe account set up in Joshua’s name.

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