Joshua S. Waldron

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Joshua Scott Waldron, “Josh,” 16, of Raymond and Carrabassett Valley, a junior at Carrabassett Valley Academy, died on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Sugarloaf, as the result of injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

He had been a CVA Freerider for the past three years.

He was born on April 10, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Scott and Laura (Poi) Waldron. Josh was a student-athlete, who excelled in a variety of sporting activities.

In the words of the Academy’s Free Style Program Manager, Nathan McKenzie, “Josh was a great young man, teammate and friend. He was more than well liked by his community and team at CVA. Josh had many talents, including mountain biking where he was a team leader this season. His talents were evident in skiing, trampoline and academics. He was often the kid everyone asked for help while studying on the road trips. He was calm-tempered and always supportive to his teammates. He was one of our top ranked athletes on the Freestyle Team. Josh truly loved his surroundings and the opportunities his parents worked so hard to give to him. We loved skiing with Josh. We loved being with Josh. We love Josh.”

One of his best friends at CVA, Mark Spinney, shared that “Josh was the best friend you could ever ask for! The things that he loved to do will be embraced by the people who love him.”

Josh, a member of the Sugarloaf Ski Club and the Mountain Biking Club also loved wake boarding and skate boarding. He was passionate about the outdoors and was beginning to develop an interest in fishing and target practicing.

Josh’s immediate family describes him as sweet, kind, quiet mannered, intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful, creative, funny and blessed with a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his father, Scott Waldron of Carrabassett Valley; his mother, Laura (Poi) Marass and her husband Nelson Marass of Raymond; his sister, Ashley Waldron of Raymond; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Sandi Waldron of Bedford, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Bert and Louann Poi of Tuczon, Ariz.; stepgrandmother, Kathleen Marass of Rumson, N.J.; paternal great-grandparents, Fred and Angie Waldron of Bedford, Ind.; maternal great-grandmother, Jeanne Edwards of Bedford, Ind.; uncles, aunt and several cousins.

Visitation was helde at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, (Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Dick Bell Chapel, Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, with the Rev. Pamela Morse officiating. Winter entombment will be at the Remembrance Center. Spring burial services to be announced. Condolences may be shared with each other at www.wilesrclcom. A video tribute can be seen on the funeral home’s website beginning Thursday.

Remembrance gifts may be given to Josh’s family: Care of Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

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