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Jeff Chin, '65. RIP.

Jeff passed away in about 1972.  He was a third year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, and  planned to pursue the specialty of Nuclear Medicine. 

Already Jeff had been a member of the first graduating class at UC Irvine. He earned highest honors with a triple major of math, chemistry and computer science. 

He was not married. 

I remember Jeff mainly for his pleasant, informal nature. He would meet with his friends in the SHHS cafeteria before school, and greet them by saying, "Did you listen to the Lakers game last night?" 

He could talk easily about any subject, and of course he was ferociously bright.  When I'd go over to the Chin home on North Richman, Darryl and I would often chat in his room, with Jeff standing at the doorway, part of the conversation. 

Like so many of us, I've always regretted Jeff's passing at such an early age. Again, he was such a pleasant , fascinating person and had so much to offer.

If there is a lesson to be learned in a young man's death, it may be to enjoy all our friendships while we can, for we never quite know what will happen in the future. - Paul --- April 28, 2013. 

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