FROM THE FAMILY OF JOEY BELCHERDECEMBER 20, 2012 – Local restaurateur Joey Belcher died suddenly on Monday afternoon in his home of unknown causes. He was 37 years old.
“Joey was revered by many and loved by many more,” says his sister, Mimi. “My brother’s quirky, ironic humor and wonderfully warm, magnanimous nature endeared him to all who knew him.” Joey Belcher is also survived by his parents, Joe and Irene, of Henderson, NV; his brother-in-law Sergi Ferre; and his six-year-old niece, Riley.
Among his many talents, Joey was a stunt pilot and talented musician, and owned several businesses in the mortgage and real estate industry before pursuing his passion for food and moving to DC in 2008. Originally from New Orleans, Joey was a pioneer, seeing vision in the rehabilitation of H Street, NE, and the growth of a dynamic DC food truck scene. In addition to owning Sticky Rice DC and Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street, NE, he was a partner at 1905 Bistro & Bar on 9th Street, NW, and owned several food trucks, including Chupacabra.
Funeral plans include a public wake on Friday, December 21st from 5PM - 8PM, followed by a Roman Catholic funeral service on Saturday, December 22nd at 11AM. Both will take place at Joseph Gawler's Sons (5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC).
Joey’s family requests privacy during this time of mourning.