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Geneva Mourns Loss of High School Student Josh Sweet

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles.

Geneva School District 304 reports the sad news that Josh Sweet, a Geneva High School senior, died Thursday, Aug. 1.

"Our thoughts are with the Sweet family during this difficult time, and as a school community, we share in this loss," School District 304 said in an email blast to parents and students at the school.

The Sweet family would like to share the following information:

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.

"Josh could usually be found wearing a hoodie and lacrosse shorts. His family asks that those attending Josh's services come as they are, dressing in relaxing attire, as Josh would have," District 304 said.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Josh's memory may be directed to Christ Community Church Benevolence Fund, 37W100 Bolcum Road., St. Charles, IL 60175.

If your son/daughter would like assistance coping with this loss, please call Geneva High School at 630-463-3800.
JLD August 06, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Well said Melisa.
JLD August 06, 2013 at 10:54 PM
And FYI...Geneva High School counseling has done a wonderful job on suicide prevention programs for the faculty. They have been very proactive and care a great deal about their students and the community. Unfortunately, when something tragic like this happens, we want an explanation as to WHY it happened, but that simply is not always possible. My philosophy is that if you can make it through high school, you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. My prayers to Josh's family.
Mike August 06, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I didn't know Josh, and I don't know the family - but as a parent I feel so much sorrow and my heart goes out to the family. I'd respectfully ask that we refrain from posting about what could've been done and if there are school resources in place, etc. Let's just be quiet, mourn together and count the blessings we all have in our lives.
DJP August 07, 2013 at 08:19 PM
We did not know the Sweet family but we want them to know that our heart breaks for them & that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

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