Joshua Aaron Fanti, age 32, of Leroy Twp. passed away suddenly at Tripoint Medical Center, ER in Concord Twp. January 22, 2023. He was born May 21, 1990, in Ravenna, Ohio to Steven and Amy (West) Fanti.
He was a graduate of Riverside High School, Class of 2008. Upon graduation, Joshua proudly served in the U.S. Marines from 2008 to 2013 achieving the rank of Sergeant. After an Honorable Discharge, Joshua attended Ohio Technical College for diesel mechanics and had worked as a mechanic for Toyota and ODOT. He had an absolute passion for Jeeps and was active with Lake County Off Road. On his numerous off-road trips, he spent time either on the trails driving the course or fixing what he broke. Joshua’s passion for helping others brought him to serve as a fire fighter and EMT for Thompson and Montville fire departments. He found a true calling serving the communities and would drop everything for those who needed help. Joshua was also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Thompson, Ohio where he previously served as Deacon and President.
Joshua is survived by his son, Case Fanti; wife, Courtney Fanti; mother, Amy (Glen) Vernick; brothers, Joel (Rachael) Fanti, Jacob Vernick; sister, Jessie (Matthew) DeLisle; grandparents, Art and Doris West, Paul (Andrea) Fanti, and Don and Lyn Vernick.
He was preceded in death by his father, Steven Fanti and grandmother, Nancy Fanti.
Family and friends will be received 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Sunday January 29, 2023, at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday January 30, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church 8091 Plank Road, Thompson, OH 44086
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family for Joshua’s son, Case Fanti.
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