"He was one of those rare individuals that gave of his time, all the time, to help the kids of Pleasanton have a coach and learn about sportsmanship and sports," said fellow coach and close friend Bruce Torquemada.
"Brian touched so many of our lives with his patient, thoughtful and giving personality," Torquemada added. "We will always remember him as the person always there to assist with managing, coaching, umpiring and refereeing."
Torquemada said Mr. Chinn played an important role in helping in the development of children, teaching them the importance of sportsmanship and sports. It didn't matter what sport; he was always involved at some level, be it basketball, soccer or baseball.
"I had the pleasure of coaching with Brian for seven years and all of us who knew him would surely agree he was one of the very special people always there to help," Torquemada said.
Mr. Chinn is also remembered as having carnations ready for players he coached to give to their mothers on Mother's Day.
He leaves behind his wife Eleanor and three sons: Michael, Jared and Griffin.
The memorial service will be held at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Rd.
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