Corporal Joshua P. Barron

WEST BALDWIN — At the young age of 22, Corporal Joshua Philip Barron, of West Baldwin, passed into eternity sometime after his disappearance on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Joshua grew up in the town of Standish, where he was an active participant on the football, baseball, basketball, swimming, and wrestling teams for Bonny Eagle. He also took part in karate. Throughout his life, Joshua showed his genuine love, duty and protection for his close friends and family. He attended St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Windham, where he found a personal relationship with Christ, giving him the loving, loyal, and calm spirit that he always showed.

Josh signed up for the Marine Corps when he was only 17 years old. He said that he always knew he was meant to be a Marine and that’s all he ever wanted, to protect and defend his family and country.

Josh is survived by his mother, Belinda Barron; sister, Sarah Yeo; wife, Natasha Barron; and stepson, Aiden DiPaolo-Pouliot; father, Dean Barron; maternal grandparents, Ron and Joan Denyer, and paternal grandmother, Virginia Barron. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Jane Barron.

Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Friday, April 1, 2011, from 4–8 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11 a.m., at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 40 Windham Center Road, Windham, with the Reverend Timothy Higgins celebrating. Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Marine Corps, following the ceremony. Interment will be private. Please visit, for additional information and to sign Cpl. Barron’s guestbook. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine, 04074.

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