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Willie Chin

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Willie Chin Dec. 21, 1930 - Mar. 24, 2012 Resident of Oakland Willie Chin passed away peacefully March 24th in Oakland after a short illness at the age 81. Willie was born in China and as a boy, immigrated to the United States. He was raised in the Melrose District of Oakland. He proudly served the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1949 - 1953. After his military service, he ran Willie's Laundry on Oakland's Grand Ave. After he closed his laundry business in 1992, he began his next career, Guest Services at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for the next 20 years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Lai Kuen Chin, children Sam, Sandra, Marie (Neil), and Hugo (Beverly), 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A wake will be held Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA on Thurs., April 5th, 4-7pm. There will be a viewing on Friday, April 6th, 10am-12 funeral services immediately following.
Published in Inside Bay Area from Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2012
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