MEIS MITZVAH: Petirah of Yehoshua Hershel (Joshua) Proschan Z”L; [UPDATED – Levaya 9:30 AM]

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Yehoshua Hershel (Joshua) Proschan Z”L, Who was suddenly Niftar late Wednesday night. 

Joshua Z”L, approximately 75 years old, was shopping in Howell late Wednesday evening, when he collapsed in a store. He was transported to MMCSC, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

Joshua Z”L resided in Lakewood for approximately 40 years. He was never married, and leaves behind no immediate family.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

UPDATE: The Levaya will be taking place at 9:30AM Friday morning at the 7th St. Chapel. Kevurah will be in the Wellwood Bais Olam, in Pinelawn, New York.

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  1. He was a ben bayis by our house a massive tzaddik always had a devar Torah and a kind word to say very humerous and a man with very strong principles great emunah huge mitzvah to go to the levaya he deserves all the kovod he can get please

  2. Boruch Dayan HaEmes.
    Dr. Proschan moved to Lakewood about 40 years ago when he accepted the position of Director of Computer Operations at Lakehurst Naval Air Station. He was a brilliant mathematician and computer scientist, who taught these subjects at the prestigious Courant Institute in NYC. In Lakewood he became very close to numerous Kollel families and Rabbonim, he became very Observant, and developed a deep love for Torah learning, in which he excelled, and had regular sedorim for many years.

  3. I got to know him well in the last 10 years and He was literally a walking Encyclopedia and a very proud Litvak.
    He was a kind and Gentle person who I learned so much from.
    He always had a true simchas hachaim
    Boruch Dayan Emes May he be a Meilitz Yosher for all of us

  4. levaya 10:00 tomorrow at the Lakewood Chapel on E 7th, kvura will be in Long Island. Mais Mitzvo here, יהי זכרו ברוך

  5. HaGaon R’ Josh, on the recommendation of HaGaon HaTzaddik R’ Kenny Blackstein zt”l, helped my wife and I set up our computers for our new business about 10 yrs ago. He also ate by us on several occassions. R’ Josh knew the computer systems cold, better than the ppl who designed it. He was telling the Microsoft techs how to fix the bugs in their systems. He was also, as mentioned, extremely eidel & always with a smile. And while he was reserved, he was NOT depressed or downtrodden. He was a special, special person. Please post his name for Mishnayos.TNZB”H.

  6. note the Levaya changed to 930 to accommodate those who want to go to the Bais Oilam – we are working on a minyon, if u can make it, please text 7329047171

  7. @abe – a mishnayos list would be a great idea but im sure theyll do one in his shul or shiur. Additionally, we can all try to do what we can to learn l’iluy nishmosoi hatehoirah. I think he had a special neshama. And such a massive baal kishron, it was astounding. BDE.

  8. I met Joshua in 1998 when we were working on a project at Lucent. We kept in touch, all these years. He was a good friend. Rest in Peace, Josh. I will miss you.

  9. Did Joshua Proschan live in Brooklyn when he was a child? I may be the neighbor who took him to school each day. If it was him, he was very brilliant even then.

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