Joshua “Josh” David Albert, 26, of Burlington, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born on June 10, 1995 in New Britain, son of Joseph “Joe” and Wendy (Abbott) Albert.
If you knew Josh you were his friend for life. He was a “son” to many of his friends’ parents because they have known him for so long. With his orange hair and sparking blue eyes, he was someone that stood out in a crowd. When you saw his big beautiful smile, you would forget your problems and could not help but smile back.
He had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need in any way he could, whether it was the shirt off his back, food, gas, money, car parts or a place to live he was there for you and expected nothing in return.
Josh loved extreme sports. It started when he took his tiny skateboard to see Tony Hawk at age three, to his first dirt bike at age five, followed by bmx bikes, bridge/cliff jumping, snowboarding and car racing. If it went fast Josh would try it and then try to make it even faster, it was in his soul.
Josh was very passionate about cars and he always had many of them (SRT4, STI, WRX, 2 Talons and a Spec B). He loved to race them at the track, come home and work on them always making them faster. He looked up to his dad, as his dad taught him many things including working on cars. Last year for his birthday, Josh wanted his dad to race the SpecB with him. When they raced together the smile on his face lit up the track that day. They also enjoyed playing golf together.
He loved fishing, golfing, bowling, playing Xbox, talking on the car forums and going to car meets with his friends. Most of all he just enjoyed hanging out with his friends, talking, listening and supporting them.
He loved his sister from the day she was born and he name her “sweetheart” to the day she married her husband Harry, he said he finally had the big brother he always wanted.
Most of all he loved his Mom. They would talk for hours about anything and everything. He told her he could see himself in a house with Sara and kids one day. He would always tell her how much he loved the entire family, “Mom you’re right, family is everything”.
Show your love to your family and friends every day.
Besides his parents, Joe and Wendy, Joshua is survived by his Sister Katelyn Albert-Flores and her husband Harry of Burlington; Fiancée Sara Pasternak of West Hartford; Paternal Grandparents DK and Dorothy Fisher of Southington; Maternal Grandparents Stan and Joyce Bowers of Southington; Aunt Linda Pisko and her husband Tom of Berlin; Uncles Jeff Abbott and his wife Cindy of Bristol, Ron Abbott and his wife Dorothy of FL and cousins Kristie (Pisko) Garr of Nevada, Kyle Pisko of Avon and Megan Abbott of Bristol.
Calling hours will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Bristol, CT 06010 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12PM until a funeral home service will begin at 2PM.