Joshua Mains, 31, passed away on November 25, 2021 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born on June 28, 1990, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Jon and the late Fonda Mains.
Josh graduated from Auburn High School in 2008. He was a self educated man and was currently employed as an Information Technology Specialist with the City of Jamestown, New York.
Josh loved technology, and he made several of his own computer programs. He played a key role in maintaining the security of the computer systems for the Jamestown Municipality. He lived by the motto, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Josh wanted to make the world a better place, and he was always helping someone.
He lived his life for his family, especially his wife Sidney, and his greatest joy, his 18 month old son, Benjamin. He got lots of laughs from his wife and son with the funny faces he made on the computer. His household was filled with love and laughter, and the spiritual and emotional well being of his family was central to his life. He also loved to play golf, and he was an annihilator of pizza. His wife, Sidney proclaimed: “He was the most amazing person I ever met.”
Joshua Mains will not only live on in the memories of his family, friends, and those he worked with, but human lives will also be saved. With the donation of his vital organs, another person who would soon die will live on with his heart. Two more lives will be saved with a new kidney. Someone else will get a new liver and live on. His skin will be grafted onto burn victims, and finally, Josh’s eyes will give sight to someone who is blind.
Besides his wife, Sidney Mains and son, Benjamin Mains, he is survived by his father, Jon Mains (Laurie Millard) of Illinois. One brother, John Mains (Melissa Hall) of Jamestown, N.Y;, a twin sister, Krista Gronewold of Illinois, and a sister, Jenny Mains, also of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his motherm Fonda Mains in 2011.
Calling hours at Falconer Funeral home will be held from 1-3 pm on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, with a service from 3-4pm. Pastor Doug Kibbe will officiate. A follow up luncheon will immediately follow at the “Rock Church” on Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood.
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