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BURK, Joshua Lee (Ontiveros) Jan. 24, 1994 ~ March 26, 2011 Joshua lost a long and difficult battle with osteosarcoma at his home in Lancaster on March 26, 2011. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones for whom the light of their lives was extinguished. Josh was born in Lancaster and attended elementary school in the Antelope Valley. He attended Patrick Henry Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California. Josh was a warm and caring young man who took great pleasure in time spent with his family and friends. Joshua leaves behind his beloved and grieving family. He is survived by his parents, Tina Burk and Peter Ontiveros, grandparents, Shirley Fisher-Baumann and Paul Ontiveros, his sisters, Rachelle Alexander and Jessica Martin and brother Andrew Esquivel, his aunts and uncles, Juanita Snider (cousins Manuel, Alex, and Randall), Bobby Snider (cousins Candice and Heather), Carl Snider, John and Mireya Ontiveros (cousins Larry, Sara, and John), Sue and George Griffin (cousin Christopher). Josh was preceded in death by his great- grandmother, Blanche Moore, his -great aunt Sara Ashworth Hamilton, and his cousin Bradley Snider. A Memorial Service will be held for Joshua at 2 p.m.,. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster. Josh's family wishes to thank all who helped and supported Josh through his illness. Because Joshua will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Redding, California at a later date, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities or Cure Search for Children's Cancer.

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