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Jeff Chin Obituary

Jeff Y. Chin
Jeff Y. Chin

September 8, 1958 - May 27, 2017
Born in Moses Lake, WA
Resided in Monterey, CA
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Our beloved father and husband, Jeff Yokomizo Chin, passed away in Monterey on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the age of 58. Jeff was born in Moses Lake, Washington to parents John and Midori Chin. The family lived in New York City, but moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1963. Jeff grew up in Carmel Valley and graduated from Carmel High School. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business-Finance from CSU Sacramento.

Jeff married his wife, Gaye Hoekstra, in 1990 and they moved to Salinas in 1992 where they had their four children. Jeff worked as a financial advisor for 31 years; over 20 years with A. G. Edwards, and the last nine years as a Senior Vice President at Stifel Nicolaus in Monterey.

In his free time Jeff loved to do anything involving sports. Jeff loved to ski, play volleyball, hike, and attend Giants games, but his biggest passion was golf. He watched every game each of his kids ever played, often as a coach for many of their youth soccer teams. He coached upwards of 30 different youth teams over the years. Jeff was an amazing cook and he liked building projects and hanging out at the beach.

Preceding him in death are his parents John and Midori Chin in 2008 and 2009.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gaye; and his children Katie, Melissa, Kimi, and JJ. He also leaves his sister, Bonnie Sato of Gilroy, nieces Jamie and Megan Sato, and numerous cousins.

A Gathering to honor and remember Jeff will be held at Corral de Tierra Country Club on Friday, June 9, 2017 from noon to 3:00pm. 81 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, CA. 93908




A Gathering to honor and remember Jeff
Corral de Tierra Country Club
81 Corral de Tierra Road
Salinas, CA US 93908
Friday, June 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM