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James Yock Chinn
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1932
King County
Washington, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 2009
Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
California, USA

James Yock Chinn James passed away on July 10, 2009, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, in Santa Clara, CA. He was born in Seattle, WA on October 10, 1932. He is preceded in death by his father, Ming Yee and mother, Oy Yee Chinn, and his sister, Ting Lee. James is survived by his brothers Benny (Judy) of Berkeley, CA; Thomas (Evelyn) of Sunnyvale, CA; Tony (Frances) of Seattle, WA; Faye of Snohomish, WA; and Donald (Linda) of Sunnyvale, CA.; and many nieces and nephews. James graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He worked at The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin before retiring from Lockheed in 1993 after 27 years of loyal service. He was a proud member of the Weekend Warriors of the U.S Naval Reserve. James was active in the Palo Alto Catholic community for over 30 years. Earlier, he shared his talents as a member of the Newman Club at St. Ann's Church on Melville; which became known as the Newman Club / Catholic Community Center at Stanford University. James was a very active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Palo Alto since the late 1960s. He served in a number of roles: Eucharistic Minister and music librarian, sacristan at St. Albert the Great Church, trained altar servers and was an active member of the Liturgical Board of the parish. He loved music, especially liturgical music, and contributed an unmistakable voice from the pews during all songs and prayers. He also actively participated in the local, regional and national Catholic Alumni Clubs; held offices at all levels of the organization. Till the end, James faithfully served as membership chairman of the local group, assisted at newsletter mailings, and hosted monthly dinners. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Saint Albert the Great Church, at 1095 Channing Avenue; Palo Alto, CA. Following the service is a reception to celebrate his life. Remembrances, in his name, may be sent to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, 3290 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 94306, or to a charity of your choice. At his request, a private graveside service will be held. The family sends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to his Church family and friends for their spiritual support.

Published in San Jose Mercury News on July 17, 2009.
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Jul 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54739948

Thank you, sir, for your service to our great Country. God bless…rest in peace.
- Travelingal
 Added: Feb. 21, 2012

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