Franklin J. CHINN Sr.


CHINN, Sr., Franklin J., MD
Born to Ned and Leong See Chinn on November 19, 1925 in Sacramento, California, Franklin passed away peacefully March 10, 2014 at Mercy General Hospital. Following a tour of military duty as a flight surgeon, Dr. Chinn returned to Sacramento where he practiced Family Medicine for 59 years. Franklin was on staff and served on various medical committees at Mercy Hospital and Sutter Community Hospitals. He was also a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine.

Franklin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lily; children: Franklin Jr., MD (Carol), Susan Amaturo, MD (Lawrence), Bertram, MD (Margaret), Norman, and Rebecca Spears, MD (Colin, MD); as well as grandchildren: Courtney, Marissa, Franklin III, and Nathaniel Chinn; Lily and Lauren Amaturo; Helen and Norah Chinn; and Abigail Spears. He is also survived by sisters Florence Chinn Loui, MD of Honolulu, Carolyn Gan of Albany, brother Holland, sister-in-law Lily C. Chinn of Sunnyvale; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Allen, Leland, and Gallant; sisters-in-law Wilberta and Nellie Chinn; and brother-in-law Paul Gan, DDS.

A wake will be held on Thursday, March 20 at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home from 4-7 PM. Services will be held at Fremont Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 21 at 11 AM. Interment at Masonic Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the ACC Nursing home; to the Chinn endowed scholarships at Los Rios Community Colleges, UC Berkeley, University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX), Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA), UC Davis Dept. of Family and Community Medicine; or to the .

Funeral Home

Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home
5401 Folsom Blvd Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 451-7284

Published in The Sacramento Bee from Mar. 15 to Mar. 21, 2014