Our family mourns the sudden passing of Joshua Hammons at the young age of 39.
Josh was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Brentwood, Calif., on Oct. 20, and although his initial prognosis for recovery was positive, he did not survive his injuries and left us on Oct. 30. Born on Dec. 15, 1980, Josh was raised in Pacifica, attending elementary and high school, and starting his career as an electrician. He became an IBEW Local 6 journeyman, specializing in commercial high-rise construction. In 2005, he relocated to Austin, Texas, to catch the wave of a building boom, returning to Pacifica briefly before relocating to Discovery Bay in 2013.
Josh’s interests included camping, kayaking, four-wheeling and fishing — basically anything that got him into the great outdoors.
Josh is survived by his children Damien (16) and Isolde (11), his mother, Susan Hall, brother Jeremy Hammons, father Stephen Hammons, grandfather Richard Hall, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, his American bulldog Bane and a serious movie collection. Perhaps his favorite activity, though, was hanging out with his Ladylove Michelle Nicolas. Fate brought them together and Josh was truly happy, the happiest he had ever been.
A small family Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1159 Encanto Way. Local friends of Josh or Susan are welcome to stop by. Josh deeply felt his Celtic heritage, and in some realm fancied himself a Viking.
May he rest in Valhalla!