Joshua John Arnedt
March 3, 1971 – October 2, 2021
Joshua John Arnedt died peacefully in his sleep on October 2, 2021, at his home in Bath, Maine. He was 50 years old.
Josh grew up in Branchville, NJ. He graduated from Branchville Elementary School and Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, and attended Brandeis University, in Waltham, MA. After Brandeis he stayed in Massachusetts, working as a paralegal by day and playing with dear friends in the bands Dabble, Uncle Edge, and Lucky Dog by night.
Eventually Josh headed to Maine where, except for a few brief forays to parts south, he remained. The first of many adventures in Maine was perhaps his boldest: year round resident on Monhegan Island. Josh was a man for all seasons; he was a cook, lobsterman, roofer, tutor—whatever was needed. From there he moved to the mainland, where he eventually settled in Bath.
Anyone who knew Josh knew he loved music —specifically The Rolling Stones and especially Keith Richards—and classic movies. When it came to the movies, something with Cary Grant or Barbara Stanwyck was always a first choice, but anything in black and white would do in a pinch. He was an amazing cook, skilled guitar player, voracious reader, history buff, Anglophile, and dog spoiler.
Josh is survived by his brother Tyson Arnedt and Tyson’s wife, Cheryl Mercado Arnedt, his sister Rachel Arnedt, his sister Anna Ring and her husband, Dan Ring, niece Ruby Ring, and nephews Sam and Charlie Arnedt, and Leo Sheinberg, as well as by his stepmom, Susan Martin. Josh’s mom and dad, Tish Arnedt and John Arnedt, predeceased him. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Each year on his birthday, Josh held a Facebook fundraiser for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Therefore, we ask that any memorial donations be made to that organization: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home 63 High St. Newton, NJ 07860 Online condolences maybe made to smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Joshua John Arnedt
Linda DePue Mitchell
October 20, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss Josh's family is going through right now. I remember Josh as a little boy when I lived with my two young children in Branchville. What I remember most about Josh is how vivacious, and full of life and entertaining he was. RIP Josh as you return home to your heavenly family. Prayers for the ones you left behind.
Fly freely Josh..
Victoria & Richard Martin
October 18, 2021
Richard & I sending our Sincere Condolences for your loss. Praying for all The Arnedt Family.
October 13, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the Arnedt family. I did not know Josh. I did know his father, Rev. Arnedt and his wife (my name sake) Sue. It sounds like Josh was very much like his Dad. Very down to earth and blessed with a wealth of talent.
Cindy DePue Cole