Joshua Lee Litzenbauer

Joshua Lee Litzenbauer,26, of Scranton died unexpectedly in a car accident early Sunday morning.  He spent most of his life in northeast PA surrounded by his loving family.  Joshua possessed an incredible gift for making people smile & laugh and also had a big heart that would always help others in need.

Joshua’s hobbies included shooting pool at Big Daddy’s Lounge but his greatest passion became auto mechanics due to the influence of his best friend and uncle, Dennis Smith. You could always find him with a wrench in his hand and grease on his face doing what he loved.  Dennis’ mentoring & support over the last 10 years enabled Joshua to open his own shop where he was doing well. 

Joshua is survived by his mother & stepfather, Lisa & Michael Williams Sr. of Troy, OH, his brother & sister, Ashley Kelch & Michael Williams Jr., also of Troy, OH, his grandparents, Leona Dean of Middleburg, PA & John & Betsy Litzenbauer of Honesdale, PA, and also by his aunts and uncles, Sheila “Auntie She” Litzenbauer & Dennis Smith of Lake Ariel, PA, Sheri & Jim Wells of Middleburg, PA, & Crystal & Charlie Kovacs of Pennsburg, PA.

Cousins Brandon, Brienne, Elizabeth, Dennis & Christian also mourn his loss as well as his extended family including Dawn & Diego Allen & Elisa Smith. 

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.


  1. Roy Dale Anderson

    So sorry for your loss Lisa and Michael. It seems like Joshua was a good kid and you brought him up well. A personality like his mothers.
    I buried 3 close family members from 02/19 to when I laid my Dad to rest 1 day before Fathers day last year. I can not know how you feel losing a child. Just know I have never met you and maybe never will but I feel your pain just the same.

    • Lisa Williams

      Thank you so much for your kind words, they are much appreciated. Joshua was a truly blessed young man, as my whole family loved and looked out for him. I am eternally grateful to all of them for all they have done. Words cannot begin to convey the enormity of our loss.

  2. Joann and Brad Layton

    So sorry for your family’s loss! You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

  3. Tammi Diehl

    I am so sorry to hear about Josh. My heart breaks as he was one of my Damascus Manor UMC children. He was a spirited boy with a huge heart. I will always remember our conversations and his mischievous smile. RIP Josh.

  4. Liz Swendsen

    I am so sorry for your loss. Josh was a great kid. Thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  5. Pat Clemo

    Lisa, Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. We know what it is like to lose a son. Please call me if you ever need to talk. Your mother has my number. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely difficult time. God now has another angel. Love to you and your family.

  6. Zimri Vanhooren

    Dear Lisa and family,

    My deepest condolences with your loss.
    I’ve never met Joshua, but from what I’ve read about him these last days, it seems to me that he was a great guy!
    Being a parent myself, I can’t even imagine the pain and heartache you’re going through right now.
    I can only hope that you’re surrounded by loving family and friends, that are being strong for you and are sharing the weight of your loss.

  7. Denise White

    Dennis, Lisa, Dawn and Diego; My sincere heart felt prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

  8. hassan majzoub

    am so sorry Lisa, be strong, he is in heaven…!!!

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