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Joseph Riley Chomyn
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • The Joey Chomyn Sailing Foundation
    P.O. Box 1415
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-1415

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Dear Chomyn Family, We offer our most sincere sympathy as you grieve the loss of Joey. We are greatly saddened to hear of his accident and passing. Michael and I, along with our children, Laura and Nicholas extend our condolences to you and the whole of your family. Warmly, Louise Chassé-Bither

Posted by: Louise Chasse-Bither - Freeport, ME   Aug 19, 2018

Dear Chomyn Family, We offer our most sincere sympathy to you as you grieve the loss of Joey. We are very sorry to have learned of the accident and his passing, knowing your family suffered a great loss. Michael and I, along with our children, Laura and Nicholas offer our condolences to you and the whole of your family. Warmly, Louise Chasse-Bither

Posted by: A friend   Aug 19, 2018

We wish there were words to comfort you in this difficult time. We are praying for you every single day, that you will feel the peace and love of Jesus. "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it the most." Hebrews 4:16

Posted by: Brian & Kathy Renaud - Charleston, SC   Aug 19, 2018

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her till she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea ad sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says. "There she is gone." Gone where? Gone from my sight that is all. She is

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Posted by: Tracy Crane - Murrells Inlet, SC - Friend   Aug 18, 2018

God Bless you All. So incredibly sorry. May you find strength in Him and one another

Posted by: Margaret Mckenzie - Hollywood, SC   Aug 18, 2018

Dear Dr. Chomyn, I am so sorry to hear about your son's sudden passing. I hold you and all your family in my heart as you journey through this difficult time. Please know that you are all surrounded by love...

Posted by: Beth Markow - Brunswick, ME   Aug 18, 2018

I met Joey at the US Sailing Junior Championship, just about a week ago. He was with us at our host family, and stayed in the room right next to us. Joey was rather quiet and reserved, but kind and friendly to everyone. I had a conversation with him about sailing in Charleston and Maine, and was surprised how much he opened up, listened intently. He was so nice to talk to because he truly cared about what people said,

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Posted by: Ansgar Jordan - San Diego, CA   Aug 17, 2018

Oh John, I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I shall keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, for comfort, support, kindness, and healing for all. If there is ever anything I can do to ease the pain, I will. Blessing, Donna (Schuck) Harnsberger

Posted by: donna Harnsberger - bedford, NH   Aug 17, 2018

John, June, Mallerie and Claire, We will be holding you all in our hearts and prayers as you walk this long road of sadness over Joey's loss. We remember Joey as a little boy, the pride and joy of John's parents. And the excitement and pride they had in every achievement. Our love for all of you is strong. We wish we could be with you. Our heats are there.
much love to all of you..Julie and Jack Isidor

Posted by: A friend   Aug 17, 2018

Dear June, John, Mallerie and Claire,
The journey to nourish the kind soul of your son and brother has ended too early . He was a gift to you and with your special care, he became a gift to us all. My fondest memory of Joey is the time he took us all out on his small boat to The Dolphin restaurant in Harpswell, Maine. He was only about 12 at the time but he navigated the waters like

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Posted by: Tina Whalen - Freeport, ME   Aug 17, 2018