Joseph H. “Josh” Fields

Okemos, MI

Born June 9, 1941 in Washington, D.C., and died August 16, 2018, in Okemos, MI.

Preceded in death by his mother, Yetta Morganstein Fields, his father, Milton Fields, and sister Robin Mae Fields, all of Rockville, Maryland, and son-in-law Stewart Silver of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Surviving Josh are his beloved wife, Susan Anderson; daughters, Eileen (Mark) Jadd, Justine (Stewart RIP) Silver, and Elaena (Eitan) Shvartman; stepdaughter, Cori (Russell) Barkman; and godsons, Orion (Stephanie) Mowbray and Nicholas (Karolina) Mowbray.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Matthew, Brian, and Leah Jadd, and Bella Moriah Shvartman; stepgrandchildren, Justine and Morgan Barkman; and god-grandchildren, Violet Mowbray and Mikolaj and Charlotte Mowbray.

Josh is also survived by numerous cousins, friends and colleagues.

He started his collegiate education at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where he graduated in June 1963 as a commissioned officer (ensign) in the United States Navy with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Shortly after graduation, Josh married Judith Avin, the mother of Josh’s children. Josh was stationed in Japan where he commenced his first of two tours of duty.

He served as an operations department head and as assistant head of the engineering department. After a little more than four years of service as a commissioned officer, Josh resigned his commission and entered the civilian world as a project engineer for Shell Chemical Company. Josh also completed law school and became a part of the Shell Oil legal department.

He later moved to the Lansing area and created the law firm of Josh Fields and Associates. He retired due to illness in 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, East Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or the Ingham County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com

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Don & Gwen Erickson
August 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Josh was a good friend and a gentle soul. I will miss him. I hope that good memories will help Susan and his family through this difficult time. As long as we have memories of Josh, he will be only temporarily lost to us, as Roy Rogers used to say, “Till we meet again.”

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Susan
August 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Thanks Don

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porter Redman
August 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm

I had a very nice friend while he was at the Dobie Road Care center. I never had a friend that we agreed on in many discussions. The family is very nice also. R I P.
Porter

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Susan Anderson
August 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Porter. He liked you too.

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Dr Mohan & Team
August 21, 2018 at 1:39 pm

We just heard the news and are so saddened 🙁 Josh always brightened our day when he visited. Such a kind person and loved to make people smile. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you Susan.

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Susan Anderson
August 22, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Thank you all. He loved your office.

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David Jenkins
August 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Rest In Peace my friend. Will certainly miss your sense of humor. Enjoyed the time we had

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Susan Anderson
August 25, 2018 at 6:13 am

Thanks Sharman.

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Susan Anderson
August 25, 2018 at 6:13 am

Thank you.

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Susan Anderson
September 1, 2018 at 6:54 am

Hi David,
You were a good friend to Josh.
We appreciated it.
If you are free join us at the memorial.
Thanks,
Susan

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Sharman Moore
August 24, 2018 at 6:14 pm

Susan
I am so sorry for your loss of Josh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharman Ann Moore

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Wiley Grantham
August 28, 2018 at 5:19 pm

I spent four years in the same company at the Naval Academy with Josh. I remember him as a great company mate, always smiling and upbeat. I felt very fortunate to be his friend, though we did not keep in touch after our midshipman days.

Josh, may God keep you. Or as we said in the Navy, “fair winds and following seas”.

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Susan Anderson
September 1, 2018 at 6:56 am

Thanks Wiley.
This is greatly appreciated.

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