Christopher W. Joy
Joy, Christopher W (February 14, 2021) of Flourtown, PA. Suddenly at age 48. Beloved husband of Kimberlee (nee Hovis). Loving father to Riley and Peyton Joy. Cherished son of Margaret McGarvey (James). Loving brother of Michael Joy (Meg) and devoted uncle to Colin and Hannah Joy. He was loved by his parents-in-law Jeff and Jo Hovis and sister-in-law, Jody Polsz (Craig).
Chris was born April 13th 1972 in Philadelphia and raised in Rosemont. He graduated from Radnor High School in 1990, attended Roanoke College and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cabrini College and Master’s degree from Gwynedd Mercy University. Chris was working on his doctorate degree from Grand Canyon University.
Chris began his professional career as a school counselor with the School District of Philadelphia in 1999. In 2005 Chris moved to Penndale Middle School in the North Penn School District. There he earned the Superintendent’s Honor Roll award in 2020. Chris was most recently named the Middle School Counseling Department Chair.
Chris had a passion for coaching. He coached middle school basketball, baseball, and track. For Springfield Township, where Chris lived, he coached youth soccer and baseball.
Chris was a music enthusiast who loved live performances, most especially from the Dave Matthews Band. He was also an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, both professional and collegiate. Additionally Chris loved spending time in Ocean City, New Jersey with family and friends.
Chris was the embodiment of love and it’s fitting that he will always be remembered on Valentine’s Day. He was a hugger and whether you wanted one or not, he would give you a huge bear hug, even if he just met you.
Due to the pandemic Chris’s services will be private. His family is looking to put together a Celebration of Life at a later date when circumstances allow. In lieu of flowers contributions in Chris’s name may be made to the Christopher Joy Memorial Scholarship at North Penn School District.
Checks are made out to:
Re: Chris Joy Memorial Scholarship
1340 Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
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