Thank you family, friends and community!

May 20, 2014 

More than 300 facebook messages, numerous phone calls, text messages plus more than 100 people came to Josh Matice's celebration of life. Special thanks to Charlotte of Mr. Bones for all the delicious food, Michael of Bradenton's Pier 22 for the cheese, fruit and vegetable trays, Ian of The Sandbar for the chicken wings, Dave of the Rod and Reel Pier for the family dinner, Kenny of Green Real Estate for last-minute rental, Doug of Covell's Funeral Home for all his help, and Marshall and Marti for the wonderful sunset service complete with music and readings from Josh's favorite book "A light in the attic."

A college fund has been established for his children at Hancock Bank in Holmes Beach, with the help of Melissa and the money received at the celebration.

Many thanks to those who already gave as we all know the importance of higher education.

Once again, thanks to all those who traveled from near and far to share memories and help Zach, Canaan and Quentin sail Josh away into the sunset. Your prayers and kind words helped tremendously during this most difficult time. Moreover, I am so grateful and blessed to have all of you in my life!

Valerie Matice

Anna Maria

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