Paul L. Chin, also known as PC, left this world on December 12, 2020. On July 17th, 1949, his father and mother, Tong G. Chin and Ngook Lian Chin, graced the world with a man full of love, knowledge, and the will to help others in need.
Paul loved his father, who sat in the trenches during World War II with famous singer Frank Sinatra. He was also inspired by his grandfather, a general in the Chinese Red army, to join the U.S. armed services as an army ranger. Paul served 3 tours in Vietnam. His service to the country and community didn’t end after his honorable discharge from the army. Paul had many careers in his life. After receiving his master’s degree in Education at Cambridge College, Paul got his first job as part of the project team that built Tai Tung Village in Boston’s Chinatown. He became a counselor at Mass Rehab helping teenagers with drug abuse problems while owning his own consulting business on the side. He worked for the city of Brookline as Director of Human Resources. That opportunity led him to his favorite job as Director of Human Resources for the New England Aquarium. That job, in Paul’s eyes, was the basis of comparison for all other jobs. He loved his manager, Dr. Jerry Schubel. When Dr. Schubel left the aquarium, Paul moved on to Director of Human Resources roles at Raytheon and later to the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail Association.
He loved his nieces and nephews and was instrumental in shaping their careers. Paul helped his nieces and nephews get the tools and resources they needed to succeed. His nephew, Randy Moy, an avid lover of science and technology, recalls receiving a beautiful Encyclopedia Britannica set to aid in his coursework growing up. Joining Randy are Paul’s many nieces and nephews: Christopher Moy, Michelle Watkins, Marissa Laver, Justin & Adam Chin, Kianna & Kylee Hill, Robert (Robbie) & Gregory Yu, Emma & Eliot Rippe, Malcolm & Sophie Lee, Alyssa & Nathan Ziegler.
Before media outlets ever talked about racial inequality and sexual discrimination in the workplace, Paul was a man fighting for equal opportunity. He sponsored events to enable workplace diversity and foster fair treatment of disenfranchised groups.
He is survived by Christine L. Chin, his beloved wife of 44 years and his number one financial advisor. She is joined by her sisters and their spouses Deborah & Eric Hill, Anne & Albert Yu, Alice Lee & Martin Rippe, Jane & Michael Ziegler, Margaret Lee, and her brother Thomas Lee. Paul’s siblings and their spouses include Nancy & Willard Moy, Joseph & Ellen Chin, Brian & Fay Chin.
To share a memory of Paul or send a condolence to his family, please visit him Monday, December 14th from 11AM-1PM. Arrangements made by the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home located on 365 Watertown St. Newton, MA. Due to Covid regulations, there will be a private burial.