Edwin Austin Pomphrey, 29, of Rumson, passed away on Friday, April 21 in Long Branch. He was born at Riverview in Red Bank and grew up in Rumson. Austin was a graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven High School, class of 2006, and the University of South Carolina, class of 2010 with a business degree in risk management and insurance. He was partner with his father in E.L. Pomphrey, LLC, a local painting and construction company.
Austin was always a kind, compassionate and generous person throughout his life to anyone who knew him. He had a good heart and cared deeply for his family and friends. Since he was a young boy, Austin combined his keen business savvy, along with his entrepreneurial spirit, venturing into various business opportunities – as an adult he extended his investments into real estate and beyond.
Austin was an avid and enthusiastic NY Jets and SC Gamecock fan. Austin prided himself in his accomplishments, but his biggest of all was being a sincere and adoring loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He will be so unbearably missed by us all.
Austin was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Carl L. Higgins; his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Mina Pomphrey; and his uncle, Stephen Higgins. He is survived by his loving parents, Edwin L. Pomphrey Jr. and Sarah (Higgins) of Rumson; his sister, Lindsay Pomphrey and her fiancée Phil Shaheen Jr., of Fair Haven; his nephew, Tradd; his maternal grandmother, Flora Higgins of Colts Neck; a great aunt, Lyndl Marshall of New York City, his aunts and uncles, Ted Higgins of Neptune, Allen and Marie Gallagher of Rumson and Rich and Sheri Runne of Rumson; and his first cousins, Kelli Pomphrey of Eatontown, Darren Gallagher of Rumson, Matt Gallagher of Fair Haven and Dylan Runne of Rumson; along with numerous extended family and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made in Edwin’s memory to a charity of your choice, The Special Olympics or The University of South Carolina. Please visit Austin’s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.
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