Joseph Riley Chomyn

  • Born: July 22, 2001
  • Died: August 11, 2018
  • Location: Isle Of Palms, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Joseph "Joey" Riley Chomyn, 17, the kind and beloved son of June and John J. Chomyn of the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, died Saturday evening, August 11, 2018. His funeral service will be held at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, SC on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a casual reception at the James Island Yacht Club. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Joey was born on July 22, 2001 in Myrtle Beach, SC and was a rising Senior at Porter Gaud School. Joey was a caring friend and remarkable student, waterman, sailor, fisherman and musician. Having been raised on the coast of Freeport, Maine, Joey could be seen from an early age lobstering and motoring to sailing lessons at the Harraseeket Yacht Club, where he was a leader within their youth sailing program. The sport of sailing was a passion with Joey winning the Maine state youth sailing championship by the age of 13, various club championships and sailing recreationally and within competitive races throughout the Northeast Junior Sailing circuit.

Joey excelled at Porter Gaud as an honor student and in sports as a member of State championship lacrosse teams, track and field teams and as Captain of the sailing team. Joey became an integral part of the James Island Yacht Club sailing program where he served as an instructor and was well known within the local sailing community, and most recently skippering and winning a national race in the Lightning class of the US Sailing Junior Championships in LaSalle, Michigan. Joey's talents provided him the innate ability to sheepishly play various musical instruments to the delight of his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, numerous friends and a supportive community, Joey is survived by his adored sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Mallerie Leigh of the home and devoted dog, Winslow. Family include his Grandparents, Mr. Joseph Chomyn (Anita-d) of Freeport, ME, Mrs. Dessie Gene Ray of Conway, SC, Mr. Rufus Floyd, Jr. of Aynor, SC and his uncles and aunt, Mr. Christopher Chomyn (Lindsay) of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Tim Floyd, Mr. Jason Floyd of Aynor, SC and Ms. April Floyd of Myrtle Beach, SC; as well as a number of adored cousins.

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