Capital News Service
RICHMOND – Joshua Alburger grew up in a large, supportive family in Goochland, says his sister, Marcie Allen. “We were nurtured, loved, respected and made to feel safe.”
Their parents had five children of their own while raising an additional five, Allen said. She said that later in life, Alburger developed a mental illness and struggled with suicidal thoughts. In 2013, at age 32, he died by suicide, leaving behind a wife of 10 years and three children.