Raymond F. Chinn, obstetrician and gynecologist

May 14, 2013
Raymond F. Chinn
obstetrician and gynecologist

Raymond F. Chinn, 96, an obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced in Washington and Silver Spring from 1945 until the mid-1970s, died April 29 at a hospice in Rockledge, Fla.

He had cancer, said his daughter Mary Bergsman.

Dr. Chinn was a former chief of the medical staff at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He lived in Silver Spring before moving to Florida on his retirement.

Raymond Franklin Chinn was a Washington native. He graduated from Eastern High School in 1933 and received a medical degree from George Washington University in 1939.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as a flight surgeon with the rank of commander and oversaw several military field hospitals in the Pacific.

His memberships included the Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring and Manor Country Club in Aspen Hill.

His wife of 50 years, Mae Ella Himes Chinn, died in 1991. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Joyce Nesbit Chinn of Melbourne, Fla.; three daughters from his first marriage, Mary Bergsman of St. Leonard, Janet Davies of Poolesville and Dr. Sara Karabasz of Allentown, Pa.; a stepson, Brad Nesbit of Milford, Mich.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer

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