Patricia Jean Chinn
Patricia Jean Chinn
  • October 6, 1944 - January 16, 2018
  • North Carolina

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Patricia J. "Pat" Chinn, 73, of Greensboro, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel, 1900 Vanstory St., Greensboro, NC 27403. Pat was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Howard and Peggy Chinn. She graduated from Grimsley High School, earned her bachelor degree at Western Carolina University, and went on to receive her master's degree from Appalachian University. Pat taught in the Guilford County School System for 30 years. She was very active in the Special Olympics and held office in both state and national levels. Pat took great pleasure in volunteering in this organization and was a competition and venue manager for the Special Olympic games and was able to make it all the way to the Special Olympic World Games. She had a passion for bowling and was a member of the Greensboro Women's Bowling Association. Pat was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by a brother, Mikel Chinn. Those left to cherish her memory include her sisters, Debra Loy of McLeansville, NC and Diane Podraczky of Advance, NC; brother, Dennis Chinn of Huntersville, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604. Online condolences may be made at