The Life of Joshua N. Drey

Joshua N. Drey, 39, of Kutztown, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 19, 2021. Born in West Reading, Josh was the beloved son of Jay C. and Rosemary (Bond) Drey, of Topton, PA and the loving brother of Gregory A. Drey of Philadelphia, PA. 

Josh was a 1999 graduate of Brandywine Heights High School, Topton, and attended Penn State University. Josh was a fantastic cook and worked in the restaurant industry for many years.  Most recently, he was employed at The Shelby, Allentown, PA. 

He enjoyed time spent with friends, collecting rare Adidas sneakers, Anime, video games, and his house cat, Gozer. He was also an avid sports enthusiast who especially loved the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers. Josh had a phenomenal memory, wit, and wealth of trivia knowledge. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. 

In addition to his parents and brother, Josh is survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. 

A memorial service to celebrate and honor Josh's life will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, PA with Rev. Marty Milne officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Burial will be held privately by his family in Hope Cemetery, Dryville. 

In honor of Josh's love for animals, the family requests memorial contributions be made in his memory to The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

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Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at 

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My wedding day

What can be said about Josh, he was a great friend, a genuine person that i will forever love as a brother.  He was extremely smart, witty, funny I'll never forget the Sundays at our house playing Jeopardy and other games on the PlayStation, watching horrible shark movies and making amazing dinners.  With Josh no matter how long it was that you didn’t talk to him or see him when you did it was like nothing ever skipped a beat, you were back to just like you saw him last week.  You will never be forgotten and will always be loved by your friends and family. Love you buddy rest easy.

Posted by Chad A on 04/22/2021


Josh was always a good friend.  We had a lot in common, so we could always find something to talk about.  I would get a little crazy at times, but he always showed me respect and brought me back to center.  I'll miss you brother.  I'm sorry we weren't closer.

Posted by Peter D on 04/20/2021

So many great times and memories.

Wow, I am beyond saddened this morning after seeing this come up in my news feed. Josh was a caring and great person. I remember so many times throughout school and church that he was always there with a smile and a handshake. He would always be there if you needed someone or assistance. I also fondly remember his love for playing trumpet and being a part of making a difference in something bigger. My heart goes out to his family, and I will be praying for strength and steadfastness during this time. His memory will live on with the impact and grace he has given each and everyone of us. Josh will be missed deeply.

Posted by Max K on 04/21/2021

Third Grade

This is Mrs. Wood, Josh was a former student. He was very sweet, friendly to all his classmates and was helpful and kind to everyone. 

Posted by Joan W on 04/22/2021

Always Buds

I am at a loss for words. As kids we played in sports together.  We went to school together. And though our busy lives didn't allow us to remain as close as we should have, I still consider you a bud and always will. I will cherish the many fond memories.  Rest In Peace my Friend. 

Posted by Brandon H on 04/22/2021