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Gum S. Chin

August 25, 1928 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 89)

 AURORA

Gum S. Chin, 89 years of age, passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at his residence in Aurora with loving family members by his side. Born in Toysun, China on August 25, 1928, he was the son of the late Wah and Ping Chin. A resident of Aurora since 1964, many will recall Gum, also known  in Ravenna as Jack Chinn, as the lunchtime cook at the Elite Restaurant where his cooking skills served local officials, real estate and stock brokers, lawyers and local patrons for several years. Following his shift at the Elite, he would then travel to Cleveland, where again he was employed at the Theatrical Grill working from 6 p.m. until he returned home to Aurora at 1 a.m. His odd hours were necessary so that Gum could support the family he had in the United States. In 1944, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in the hope of seeing his sister and the rest of his family in China, while serving the country which was now home to him. Gum never found his sister, or other family members, yet he stayed in the Marines serving for 20 years. His military tour of duty resulted in being awarded the Silver Star as a result of gallantry in action on November 29, 1950 under heavy fire with  his Weapons Company, Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, where he advanced under heavy fire without regard for his own personal safety. He was a very proud man, placing the care of his family as the most important goal of his life. In later years, he found watching football as an enjoyment in his spare time. Gum is survived by his wife Beverly (Hartsock) Chin at home; his sons Kenneth (Jackie) Chin of Warren, Ohio, Everett (Cherie) Chin of Ravenna, David (Anita Lewis) Chin and William Chin both of Aurora, and Danny Chin of Garfield Hts. 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren also survive. No calling hours. A private family viewing has been held with a private family burial. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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