Patricia Jean Chinn

October 6, 1944January 16, 2018

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


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Tappie, Chuck Dellinger and Family

February 11, 2018

We will miss Pat as part of our bowling family. Chuck and I have worked with her for many years and have learned alot from her. She touched so many lives and help so many athletes RIP hugs

Kathleen Morgan

February 10, 2018

Pat will be truly missed by the all the athletes and coaches who's lives she touched throughout the years. We will all bowl a game with Pat when we see her again in Heaven.

Yvette Davis

February 1, 2018

Pat will truly be missed by our bowling family. She was an awesome friend and was truly dedicated to Special Olympics and we will never forget her. Pat was a past member of the North Carolina State USBCA Board of Directors and had a great leadership ability for our Strategic Planning Committee. She was a hard worker and supported all bowlers in NC to the fullest. She was inducted into the NCS USBCA Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service May, 2010. She supported our Queen's Tournaments to the fullest as well. We will truly miss our sincere friend and past board member.

January 31, 2018

RIP my friend. You are celebrating with your Mom, Dad and Mikel. You will be missed by your fellow bowlers as well as friends. You gave so much of yourself to bowling and especially Special Olympics. You have a special place in heaven. PAC

Gwynn Ford

January 30, 2018

Rest in peace dear Pat.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Pat.


January 28, 2018

To the family of Patricia Jean Chinn:

My condolence for the loss of your loved one. I hope you you find strength in knowing that God promises you comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

Judy Black

January 24, 2018

Pat you will be greatly missed by all of your bowling family and friends. You worked hard in Greensboro and with
the state bowling associations. You contributed more time than most people know. I met Mikel, Grandma, Pappa Chinn and you over 40 years ago so we go way back. You suffered through a lot but are now pain free
and bowling on the golden lanes with other Greensboro bowlers. Rest in peace.

Diane Falkowitz

January 21, 2018

So sad to read today's obituary for Pat. I bowled with her many, many years ago.
She was a delightful person always willing to help others. I felt privileged to know her. My condolences and prayers to her family and all who loved her.

Phebe Eason

January 20, 2018

I was so sad to hear of Pat's passing. The bowling community has lost one of its longtime members. I have known Pat since around 1980 through bowling leagues and the bowling community. Pat faithfully served on the Greensboro Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors, later known as the Greater Greensboro USBC. She also served for the bowlers across our state on the NC State USBC Board so she was well known and loved by thousands of bowlers. My deepest sympathy goes to her family and close friends.

Jeff & Sue Heath

January 19, 2018

We have known Pat for many years, both thru Mike and from bowling. When she would see you, be prepared for a hug. She was such a good, friendly and warm person and we will miss her along with many others that knew her. She fought her ailments with all her strength. Her pain is now over - RIP Pat.