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Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

We love you and miss you so much. We hope that people who knew you and loved you will add their comments and honor your memory.

Posted by Marcel Birnbaum (Josh's Mom)

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

While I never knew Josh personally I know him through his music and consider him a great inspiration. I still own and listen to his DJ mixes and without his influence.

I don't think that I would have become the DJ that I am today. I have much love and respect for him. He will always remain in my thoughts.

Posted by Brian Gibbs

Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

Josh you live on in our live on in our Tristan Gabriel. We love you and miss you.

Posted by Caryn DeBrauwere

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Assistant Bond Trader

Joshua's love for his mom, dad and sister, Jill, who was also his best friend, can best be understood when on Sept. 11 Joshua's first thoughts were to call his family to let them know that he loved them. It was his goodbye message that forever will be etched into their minds and hearts. He was an extremely intelligent young man who graduated Columbia University in May of 2001 and started working for Cantor Fitzgerald 5 days after graduation. He was most proud that he got the job on his own and was just one of three people out of a group of 75 applicants who were offered the position on the bond trading desk. Joshua's passion was music. He created a nonprofit event production company called Steps Back to Life and gave himself the moniker DJ Samsson. His dad's name is Sam and he respected and looked up to him so much he wanted to honor him. He spun underground club music and produced a CD. While attending Columbia University, Josh DJ'd for Barnard's radio station, WBAR and arranged for a Thanksgiving benefit for the homeless collecting money and canned food. It was a big success. He later interned for Atlantic Records for a semester. Josh loved the New York Yankees, playing golf, training for the San Diego Marathon in January and making people laugh. He will forever be missed and loved by all he touched and is an inspiration to all who knew him.