Joshua Benjamin “Josh” Atkins


Joshua Benjamin “Josh” Atkins

New York, USA
Death 17 Jul 2017 (aged 42)
Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 181612556 View Source
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Joshua Atkins graduated the Hopkins School in New Haven. He then earned his B.S. in biology at Yale in 1997 and M.S. in 2001. He continued his doctoral work in neuroscience, making contributions to science along the way.

Joshua was a very gentle soul with a soft spoken demeanor and friendly smile. Although he didn't like to compete against others, throughout high school he enjoyed and excelled at competitive swimming because he felt he was really competing against himself. Later he enjoyed movies and video games with his brother and friends.

He was a son of Drs. Stephen & Rosalind(Rayack) Atkins of Woodbridge. They worked tirelessly for many years to provide Joshua and Michael a comfortable and enjoyable life despite the difficulties implosed by their degenerative disease.

Like his brother, who predeceased him, he fought for many years but finally succumbed to mitochondrial disease.

A memorial service for Joshua was held at Congregation B'nai Jacob in Woodbridge and was attended by many family members and family friends.


Here Lies Joshua son of Shmuel and Frieda Rivka
23 Tammuz 5777
Beloved Son and Brother

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  • Created by: Stefan
  • Added: 20 Jul 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 181612556
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Benjamin “Josh” Atkins (20 Sep 1974–17 Jul 2017), Find a Grave Memorial ID 181612556, citing Bnai Jacob Memorial Park, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Stefan (contributor 47237486) .