One week after news of the death of Chef Joseph (Joey) Brewer, 35-year-old co-owner of The Swinery in West Seattle, memorial plans have been announced, via the business’s Facebook page and in a WSB comment:
Please join us on Monday, April 18th, 2011 at Lincoln Park shelter 3 from 4-7 for the Memorial of Chef Joseph Brewer.
Friends, fans, customers, family and community members are encouraged to come and celebrate the life of this incredible man.
Chefs Chris Merguez (Swinery), Jeremy Homan, Trina Recktenwald-Homan, Anthony Hubbard, and Wi…ll Parr will prepare food.
Lincoln Park • 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
(2010 WSB photo by Christopher Boffoli) In the WSB comment, there is also an obituary for Mr. Brewer – read it here after the jump:
Joseph Scott Brewer
Joseph Scott Brewer (Joey), of Seattle, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at home. He was 35.
Joey was born on September 17th, 1975 in Seattle, Washington and was the son of Tony Curtis Brewer and Mary Bridgette Scramlin. He was raised in New York and Washington and lived in Arizona as well. He attended Somers High School in Lincolndale, New York and following high school Joseph furthered his education at Farestart Culinary School in Seattle, successfully graduating in 2008.
Joey had a strong passion for butchery, and enjoyed cooking, laughing, music, friends, collectibles, tattoos, his dogs and a continued desire to succeed.
He is remembered by his family and friends as an outstanding chef and accomplished butcher who took great pride in work and cherished his community, family and friends. Throughout his life, Mr. Brewer always had a hand out to help those who were in need of his help and advice. He was a good listener and never sugar coated how he felt. Joseph was respected and loved by all who met him.
Survivors include his two children, Mikael and Mikaela, age 10; his mother, Mary B. Scramlin and father, Tony Curtis Brewer; brothers, Stephen Nichter and Aaron Nichter and his dogs Chloe, Darlah and Bella.
Chris Nishiwaki, Seattle Food Writer, wrote: “Joey Brewer opened up about his tumultuous life with excruciating candidness when I interviewed him this winter. He was charming and energetic as we was remorseful. He never made excuses or looked back. He look ahead to the future with optimism.”