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“My thoughts are with you and your family. My rememberance of Josh is what a respectful, polite and funny young man he was, like his father. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Samuel R Megason - Grass Valley, CA

“I will remember when I first met you when your mom and I first met at the fire department orientation. You are very missed! The memories you...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Suwanna - San Francisco , CA

“Denise, Eddie and Cody; Know that you are all in our hearts. We will see you on the 23rd. Josh is at peace now and always remember that you gave...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Mike and Hazel Zepeda - Mariposa, CA

“Josh you are missed by so many. I never had that chance to thank you for your service that saved my life. You are loved and missed my brother. May...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Tracey Adolfo - watsonville, CA

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Angela & Jeff Brandon - CA

“My heart is with your family during this very difficult time. Thinking of you and praying that the love of family and friends and sharing memories of...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Christie Moore

“I'd like to send prayers to your family during this painful time. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Annabel - San Jose, CA

“What a beautiful boy Josh was. I am sorry I never got the chance to meet him. My heart is heavy. You and your family are in my thoughts. Miss you at...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Baker - San Anselmo, CA

“Denise and Family, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May God give you the strength and will to move forward during this difficult...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Gina Cali - San Jose, CA

“Dear Denise and family, Our hearts go out to you in a big way over the passing of your son Josh. Lifting you all in prayer every time we think of...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: KURT AND KRISTIE DUNCAN - CA

“Denise and family, You are all in my thoughts. Best wishes as you travel the path toward peace. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Kendall Pearson - Campbell, CA

“Dear Joshua...I didn't know you that well, but you were always very kind at Safeway and anywhere I would run into you! I am very sorry that you had...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Christina Ranches - Freedom, CA

“To The Gluhan Family, My deepest condolences to you all. May the Lord give you strength during this very difficult time in your lives. Josh will...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Suzette Rojas - Hollister , CA

“Love and miss you more than words can say. Auntie Cindy ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Cindy Gizdich - Wagtsonville, CA

“RIP Josh... always with a smile. I will miss you not seeing you at Safeway. Till we meet again :( ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: RC - Freedom, CA

“Denise ad family we are so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you and your family. You are in our prayers ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Loscutoff and Family - CA

“It was a joy to watch Josh grow up. He was determined and insightful...a smart philosopher. He also loved fun. His parents were wonderful...they...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Chrissy Grul - Watsonville, CA

“Our deepest sympathies The Ivanov's ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Stephanie - soquel, CA - friend

“Josh had such a wonderful soul. We will miss him very much!! ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Claudia Frederiksen - Watsonville, CA

“Denise, Eddie & Kody~ Words cannot express how very heartbroken we all are to hear of Josh's passing. We all have such good memories of him at...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Stacey Montalbo - Watsonville, CA

“Denise and Eddie~ We are very sorry to hear about your sudden loss of Josh. We have such wonderful memories of him when you visited us in Hawaii. ...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Kevin and Nancy Dennis - San Jose, CA

“Josh I thank God I got to know you the little I did, you were such a good heart and someone I will never forget! I will always remember the talks we...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Jimmy Hall - Monterey, CA

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23 of 25 | Posted by: Jimmy Hall - Monterey, CA

“I wish I would of got to know you more Josh you influenced me and opened my eyes to alot of things when we would talk at work, doing beverage..I wish...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: jake crawford - watsonville, CA

“Ed, Denise, Kody: there are no words as we learned of Josh's passing. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. So many of our memories back on...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: David, Carrie, Jordan Thorpe. Andre, Justine, and Hayden Hernand - CA


Josh Gluhan, a recent resident of Corralitos, who had lived his entire life in the Watsonville/Aromas area, passed away on Sunday, July 27th.

Josh graduated from Moreland Notre Dame in Watsonville, and Aptos High School. For many years he participated in the State Junior Lifeguard program at Manresa Beach, and played many sports throughout his youth, including Salsipuedes Little League baseball, YMCA basketball, Notre Dame basketball and golf, high school water polo, football, and was a four-year member of the Aptos High varsity wrestling team- undoubtedly one of the most rewarding times of Josh's life. He also served as an assistant wrestling coach for the Aptos Junior High team while he was in high school, and the Aptos High School team following his graduation. Josh attended Sonoma State University and was a proud member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Many locals will remember Josh from his checkout line at the Watsonville Safeway, where he had been employed for the last six years.

Josh loved to snowboard, wakeboard, ride his dirt bike, play disc golf, backpack in the Sierras, hang out at Sveadal, and do just about anything that involved spending time with family and friends. Another passion of Josh's was the Alternative music scene. He was a coordinator/promoter, and provided sound for many electronic dance music events.

Josh was a compassionate soul who was the first to step up when anyone needed a helping hand. In fact, he was the first-ever recipient of the Aptos High wrestling team's Humanitarian Award, an honor bestowed upon only two other people in the past decade. His friends and family will miss his laughter, his easygoing smile, and his crazy sense of humor.

He is survived by his parents Denise and Ed Gluhan of Aromas, brother Kody of La Selva Beach, grandmother Jeri Hawsey of Watsonville, step-grandparents Merrill and Lynn Zimmershead of Gilroy, and grandfather David Schulte of Hollister. He is also survived by aunts and uncles Cindy and Mitch Gizdich, Chip and Denise Rossi, Chris and Melody Gebhardt, Eric and Megan Valenzuela, Mike, Matt, and Max Zimmershead, many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and best buddy, his dog Baloo. Josh was predeceased by brother Kyle, grandmother Lucretia Gardner, and step-grandfather Bud Hawsey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1:00-6:00 PM at Seascape golf club, 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos CA 95003.