ALEXANDRIA, VA—Pamm Chaney, 23-year NACS employee, passed away on October 4, 2019. During her tenure at NACS, Pamm touched the lives of countless convenience retailers. For many, Pamm was their first introduction to NACS, a warm welcome to the association that was unmatched by any other. She was a thoughtful and dedicated colleague whose passion for the convenience industry and for making people feel comfortable shone through every gesture.
Upon her retirement in 2016, several leaders of the convenience industry, NACS board members and NACS colleagues shared their thoughts about this special woman.
Pamm was born on July 20, 1951, in Niagara Falls, New York, to the late Lewis and Betty Chaney. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was filled with kindness and fun. Pamm graduated from DuBois Area High School, class of 1969, and then attended Robert Morris Junior College.
In her younger years, Pamm appeared on the Clark Race Dance Show, a local production similar to American Bandstand. A member of the Volvo Club of America, she served as the secretary of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the VCA. She often attended the Import Auto Show and was voted Ms. Import Auto Show. Pamm moved to Washington D.C., in 1971, where she worked at the George Washington University in the Dean of Students and Housing Office and as the manager of a graduate students’ apartment building. While in the D.C. area, she volunteered for many years with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
In 1993, she was employed by NACS, eventually retiring in September 2016 as director of member services for NACS. She moved to Southport, North Carolina, in September 2016 and quickly acclimated to her retirement community. Enjoying her morning coffee at the waterfront in Southport, she felt blessed to be living in such a beautiful peaceful place.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in law, Janine and Bob Johnson of St. James, North Carolina; a step-nephew, Kevin Johnson of DuBois, Pennsylvania; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her niece-dog Subie.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Ocean View United Methodist Church on Oak Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ocean View UMC, 8400 E Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, N.C. 28465; or to Lakeside UMC, 420 First St., DuBois, Pa. 15801; or to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741; or to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Ln., Bolivia, N.C. 28422.