Joshua “Josh” David Albert, 26, of Burlington, died on Saturday September 18, 2021. He was born 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’ relatives because they have known him for so long. With his orange hair and sparkling blue eyes, he was someone who stood out in the crowd. When you saw her big, beautiful smile, you would forget about your problems and couldn’t 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 on his back, food, gasoline, money, car parts, or somewhere to go. live, he was there for you and expected nothing in return. Josh loved extreme sports. It all started when he took his little skateboard to see Tony Hawk at age three, on his first mountain bike at age five, followed by bmx bikes, bridge / cliff jumps, snowboarding and racing automobiles. 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 several (SRT4, STI, WRX, 2 Talons and a Spec B). He liked to make them run on the track, come home and work on them to make them always faster. He admired his father because his father taught him a lot, including working on cars. Last year for his birthday, Josh wanted his dad to run the SpecB with him. When they ran together, the smile on his face lit up the track that day. They also liked to play golf together. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, playing Xbox, talking on auto forums, and car dating with his friends. Most of all, he just loved spending time with his friends, talking to them, listening to them and supporting them. He loved his sister from the day she was born and he named her “sweetheart” until the day she married her husband Harry, he said he finally had the big brother he had always wanted . Above all, he loved his mom. They talked for hours about anything and everything. He told her that one day he might see himself in a house with Sara and her children. He always told her how much he loved the whole 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; fiancee 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 from Bristol, Ron Abbott and his wife Dorothy from FL and cousins Kristie (Pisko) Garr from Nevada, Kyle Pisko from Avon and Megan Abbott from Bristol. Call hours will be at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Bristol, CT 06010 on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 12 p.m. until a funeral service begins at 2 p.m. To leave a message of condolence, share a keepsake or photo, please visit the Joshua Memorial Tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com.
Posted by Hartford Courant on September 23, 2021.