Joshua Wayne Browell, 29, EHS grad, played paintball at national level, had a creative mind

By on January 10, 2018

Joshua Wayne Browell, 29, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 after struggling with addiction the past several years.

He was born in Lancaster to Joseph D. and Barbara L. (Brouse) Browell of Ephrata.

Josh had a very creative mind and his love for animals was evident. In his teenage years he participated in the Ephrata Soccer travel team. He was a 2007 graduate of Ephrata High school/Washington Educational center. He had a passion for paintball and traveled locally and nationally with the Velocity and Wanna Play teams.

We all rejoice in the promise of seeing him again.

In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by a sister: Chelsey K., wife of Wendel Martin of East Earl; paternal grandmother: Rose G., wife of the late Joseph Browell Sr. of Narvon; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Richard H. Sr. and Kathleen Brouse.

Services were held Jan. 7 at First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 92, Ephrata, PA 17522, to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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