OBITUARIES! LIVES TO REMEMBER & CELEBRATE.
THÀNH KÍNH PHÂN ƯU: The USAID Leadership Scholarship Family wishes to express its most sincere sympathy and condolences to Đỗ-Thanh-Khiết (Group 3) in the passing of his dear mother Mrs. Đỗ-ngoc-Khuê, maiden name Maria Phạm-thị-Sen. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time of loss. May the soul of Maria soon come to the Presence of Our Heavenly Father.
THÀNH KÍNH PHÂN ƯU: The USAID Leadership Scholarship Family wishes to express its most sincere sympathy and condolences to Trần Thị Huệ (Group 1, Sacto) in the passing of her dear mother, Cụ Bà Trần Thị Tân, Pháp Danh Diệu Thái. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this loss. May the soul of Dieu Thai soon enter the Realm of Everlasting Peace.
Funeral Service was on Sunday 2/27/11 at Chapel of Oaks in San Jose, California.
"All offerings/donations can be sent to Chùa An Lạc or Chùa Đức Viên in San Jose or any other Buddhist temples or just send your donations to the Hue's family and they will donate to Chùa An Lạc where Hue's mother had spent many weekends".
Our USAID group was represented by Nguyễn Thị Hưởng (SJ), Tuyết Anh (Sacto) and many others from San Jose, who brought flowers, visited and participated in the funeral service.
THANH-KINH PHAN UU: THE USAID FAMILY IS MOURNING THE SUDDEN AND IMMENSE LOSS OF OUR DEAR FRIEND LY-GIA-TIN, Group I, San Jose. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS WIFE THUAN AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN. TIN WAS ONE OF THE NEEDED LEADERS IN GROUP I. HE WAS THE ORGANIZER OF MANY MEETINGS WHERE USAID FRIENDS GATHERED TO RENEW THEIR COMMON BOND and REMINISCE THE OLDEN DAYS IN COLLEGE. TIN WAS 61. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AND HIS FRIENDSHIP THAT HAS ENRICHED OUR LIVES.
Many friends wrote eulogies for Tin. Those were read during his funeral. Here is a copy of all eulogies if you want to down load (Courtesy Le Han).
THANK KINH PHAN UU:
We received sad news about Vo-Ta-Han's father Mr. Vo-Sum, a former Colonel in the South Vietnamese Navy, who passed away on December 18th, 2009. He was 87. All in the USAID family share with our friends Han and Kim Chau and the Vo-Ta Family their loss; and we sincerely hope and pray that his memories will keep them strong during this difficult time.
Cao Pho: GIA DINH NGUYEN THI HUONG
CHUNG TOI VO CUNG DAU BUON BAO TIN CUNG THAN BANG QUYEN THUOC VA BAN BE THAN HUU, ME CHUNG TOI LA BA DUONG THI CHAM, DA TU TRAN NGAY 03 THANG 9-2009, TUC NGAY 15-7-2009 NAM KY SUU TAI VIET NAM.
Me toi HUONG THO 94 TUOI
TANG LE DA CU HANH TAI TU GIA SO 2/26 CU XA LU GIA, PHUONG 15, QUAN 11, TP. HO CHI MINH, VIET NAM va da an tang ngay 7 thang 9, 2009 tai Cu Chi canh mo ba toi.
PHONE: 38 65 66 69
Our friend Nguyen Thi Huong is in USAID Group I Sacramento/Berkeley. She also wrote: "Co mot so ban USAID ben day co thay mat cac ban USAID gui den vong hoa va anh Tung, Khai va Pham Gia Hung co den tu gia de chia buon. Huong va gd rat cam ta viec an can va quan tam cua cac ban".
We received the following sad news that Dao (USAID Group 2)and Duong's dear mother has passed away. We hope their mother's memories will help Dao, Duong and all families go through this difficult time with the big loss. We pray that her soul will soon reach Nirvana. Please send your contribution in her memories to VN HELP at the San Jose address below.
"Cụ Bà Bùi văn Đậu
Nhủ danh Lê thị Quy Muội
Pháp Danh Diệu Minh
Đã từ trần lúc 11:18 sáng ngày 24 tháng 2 năm 2009 tại Santa Clara, California
( Nhằm Ngày 30 Tháng Giêng Năm Kỷ Sửu)
Hưởng thọ 92 tuổi
Linh cữu hiện quàn tại:
Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
TANG GIA ĐỒNG KHẤP BÁO
Các con và các cháu, chắt:
Bà quả phụ Bùi Văn Đạt, nhủ danh Nguyễn thị Kim Thanh và con
Bùi thị Tiểu Pha, chồng Trần Hữu Trí và các con, các cháu (CA)
Bùi văn Đạo, vợ Trần thị Thu Thủy và các con (TX)
Bùi văn Đường, vợ Tô thị Phương Mai và các con (CA)
Bùi thị Như Mai, chồng Trần Kim Long và các con (CA)
Bùi văn Đảm, vợ Đỗ thị Anh Thư và các con (CA)
Bùi văn Ân, vợ Nguyễn thị Khang và các con, các cháu, các chắt (VN)
Dương Mộng Ngọc, chồng Nguyễn Hùng và các con (Canada)
Cáo phó này thay thế thiệp tang
Mọi phúng điếu/vòng hoa xin gởi chi phiếu về hội từ thiện
VN Help PO Box 51780, San Jose, CA 95151"
We received sad news that Bac Maria Nguyen Thi Ly, the dear mother of Vu Hung Chuong (USAID Group 2 Long Beach) passed away in early February 2009. She was 85. We pray for her soul to soon go to her Creator and God of the Universe.
Chuong was in Southern California, from Australia, for the funeral arrangement at the Brothers of St. Patrick, Midway City, CA. The memorial service was at Nha Tho Tam Bien, St. Callistus Church in Garden Grove, CA. Our USAID friends in Southern California were present to pay final respect and good bye; and to pray for Chuong and his family during the difficult time.
VU HUY CUONG (4/25/1934-1/02/2009)
USAID Friends said goodbye to Vu Huy Cuong, 75, who passed away in Fountain Valley, CA, just after the New Year holiday, 2009. Many of us were at his memorial service to bid farewell to a good friend.
In February 1967, Cuong came to the US and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo under the USAID leadership scholarship. After 6 months of intensive English training, he transferred to Cal-State Fullerton, then, to Cal-State Long Beach. He graduated with an MBA, came back to VN, working for Chase-Manhattan Bank until the fall of Saigon. Cuong was married to Phan Quynh Giao (from the Teacher Training Group, MSU). They have a daughter (Quynh Nhu) and a son (Phan Anh), both have had their own families. In 1975, he went to Chase Bank in New York and volunteered to go run a branch in Côte-D'Ivoire. In 1998, Cuong retired to Tennessee.
Cuong had been suffering from stomach cancer since 2004. After a brief recovery, he came to California for his daughter's wedding. Many of us met him then at the USAID Mile Square Park picnic in the summer of 2004. Cuong and his wife also participated in the Southern California USAID Reunion of 2005.
Cuong had many relatives and friends in Southern California. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
We pray for his soul to soon go to a Better Place. We share the loss with his wife and children.
TRINH QUANG BINH (04/25/1944-11/16/2008)
Updated 11-22-2008 Scholarship Established at SJSU
We share with USAID friends our sadness and sorrow on hearing that our dear friend, Tring Quang Binh, has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chi Thanh and Mai-Ly.
Here is what we know about Binh as a friend:
Binh was a USAID Group 1 participant. He first went to San Jose State and later graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. He got married to Thanh 1983. They have a daughter named Mai-Ly who is now 20.
Binh and Thanh came to the 25-Year USAID Reunion in Southern California in 1992. We had a memorable time visiting San Dimas, the place Group 1 first arrived from Vietnam in 1967. For the New Year of 2004, Binh and Thanh hosted the 37-Year USAID Reunion at their beautiful home on a hill top in Danville, California. This was one of the best reunions for the USAID Groups. Binh was just recovering from some minor health issues at the time. He was very happy to see many friends. However, Binh became seriously ill shortly after that date. He was physically challenged, but mentally alert. This made him very frustrated at times. He saw the best doctors, and was treated at the best hospitals in the Bay area. Chi Thanh and Mai-Ly have been through a lot knowing that Binh’s conditions were not getting better. Many friends came by to visit and cheer him up during his illness, specially the USAID group 1 around the area. For all we know when we visited him, he was always logical, lucid and alert. His condition was thought to be improving at times, but in the end it was not.
Binh was a very successful businessman, a loving husband and father, a caring friend to all who knew him.
May he rest in Peace.
Following is the Funeral Schedule:
VIEWING: Friday 11/21 from 1PM to 9PM at:
FUNERAL MASS: Saturday 11/22 at 10:30AM at:
Followed by Interment: 12:00PM at:
A one time memorial scholarship in Binh's name has been set up at San Jose State University; to be managed by the Development Office of Tower Foundation at this school. Please send your tax deductible donations directly to:
Dr. Nancie Fimbel
Check should be made payable to San
Jose State University.
Picture of the GOOD BYE!
We received sad news of the passing of bac DANG PHUC XUAN, Phap Danh Nguyen Thuong, on December 12th, 2006, in Charles Lemoyne Hospital, Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada. Bac XUAN, a former professor at the National University of Pedagogy in Saigon, was 88 years old. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friend Dang Manh Hung (Group 2), his wife Ton Nu San, and his family (including his dear mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and their families). The USAID group would like to share with Hung the big loss. May the soul of bac XUAN soon return to the Enlightened Place and his memories help bring more love and care to his entire family.
Mrs. LE VAN THUOC whose maiden name was NGUYEN THI NHIEM had passed away on August 7, 2006. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved mother of LE DANG DANG (Group II). We send our deep sorrow and condolences to Dang, Y-Van and family for the great loss. We pray for her soul to soon return to Nirvana. May the sweet memories of her life help DANG's family to go through the most difficult time.
"Cu. là môt nguoi me hiên da tân tuy va hy-sinh rât nhieu cham lo cho chông con. Khi vê già thi Cu. giup-do cham lo cho các cháu. Cu. rat thuong yêu con cháu. Ngoai con cháu, nhung ai da quen biet Cu., không kê là nguoi Viet hay nguoi My hay nguoi Gia-Na-Dai cung dêu noi Cu. là "A Sweet Lady" vi Cu. tính tình rât vui ve, dê tính va có lòng thuong nguoi. Chung toi 3 anh em và gia dình da làm dám tang chu-dáo cho Cu. theo lê-nghi dao Phat, thinh moi các Thây, Su Co và Phat-Tu o chua Truc-Lâm Edmonton cung nhu dai diên cua chua Phat-Quang dên làm lê o Nhà Quan o Edmonton, Alberta, Canada noi Cu. o voi anh chi LE DANG HOANG."
We received sad news that Nguyen ngoc Hai's mother, Bac Nguyen thi Van, had passed away in Houston, Texas, at 77. The burial was on Monday July 17, 2006 at 11 AM, by the Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home in Houston.
The USAID friends, specially the ones in San Jose, sincerely send condolences to Hai, Trinh, Minh Chau, Minh Thanh, and their extended family members for their great loss. Hai, you and your family members are in our thoughts in time of sorrow. We pray for the soul of Bac Nguyen thi Van soon returns to Nirvana.
We received news from Anh Pham Phi Hung (group1) that Kim's mother passed away last Thursday (09/23/04), at 84. Kim is Bach Quang (group 3)'s wife. Kim has been taking care of her mother for quite some time. We sincerely send our condolences to Kim and Quang and their family and pray for the soul of Maria Margarita Do-Thi-Nhan to enter God's Kingdom.
Viewing: 2-8PM on Wed. 09/29/04 at Dimond&Shannon Mortuary (10630 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840.
Service: 9:30AM Thur. 9/30/04 at St Columban Catholic Church (10801 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840). Burial: The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach.
Dr. Gloria Jameson, former English professor at Cal Poly, teacher for the Cal Poly USAID group, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 26, 2004. She was 83. She is survived by her adopted daughter Younghae Kim, son-in-law Kyungho Kim and two grandchildren Carol Kim and Daniel Kim. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held April 17th, 2004 @ 10:00AM at the Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. Barnabas Memorial Fund, at 301 Trinity Ave., Arroyo Grande, California 93420-3384 - Phone: (805) 489-2990.
Dr. Jameson was an expert in the art of teaching of the English language. The USAID group, who studied English with her in the spring of 1967 at Cal Poly, scored the highest in tests after 6-months of intensive training, as compared to other groups from the same program at 6 other CSU campuses.
Dr Jameson led a life of service to foreign students as she taught English to Korean students in Soul, to Vietnamese Students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; to other students from a dozen other nationalities who went through Cal Poly. She did more teaching as she visited English training centers in Asia. In 1976, she received the prestigious grant as a Fulbright-Hayes lecturer in linguistics and ESL in Romania.
Dr. Jameson was a member of many professional societies in the field of linguistics and English teaching and she remained very active even after her retirement in 1988. She was also active as a volunteer at her church in later years.
Dr. Jameson will be fondly remembered by numerous friends and former students here and abroad.
Center: Former USAID Students delegation to her Memorial Service. Right: Burial Ceremony.
(Photo: Dr. Gloria Jameson and her Vietnamese students at Cal Poly, Spring 1967)