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In Memory of

Paul Van Xuong On

October 5, 1947 - March 10, 2017

Obituary


Paul Van Xuong On, 70, passed away at 10:40 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, from complications following heart surgery at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, USA. He was born October 5, 1947, in Ki?n An, H?i Phòng,Vietnam. On August 5, 1970 he married the love of his life, Van Mai Oanh (Liza), in his birth country. Paul Van Xuong On enjoyed his life full of family, friends, food and music.

On April 30, 1975, Mr. Van, his wife, baby girl and extended family left everything they owned, fleeing Vietnam and political turmoil,...

Paul Van Xuong On, 70, passed away at 10:40 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, from complications following heart surgery at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, USA. He was born October 5, 1947, in Ki?n An, H?i Phòng,Vietnam. On August 5, 1970 he married the love of his life, Van Mai Oanh (Liza), in his birth country. Paul Van Xuong On enjoyed his life full of family, friends, food and music.

On April 30, 1975, Mr. Van, his wife, baby girl and extended family left everything they owned, fleeing Vietnam and political turmoil, in search of a better life of freedom and opportunity. He found that better life with safety and freedom for his family in the United States. Then through the sponsorship of a giving church in Ohio, Mr. Van found a loving support system, shelter and employment. After several relocations, husband and wife then expanded their growing family to include another daughter and son. Mr. Van supported his family through years of hard work, constantly stressed the importance of education to his children, and always made sure everyone was filled with laughter and food, family and friends alike. Mr. Van left behind him a legacy of living life to the fullest - all moments, grand and joyous, were to be treasured. He did just that, enjoying every second of every minute of every hour with his wife and family. Mr. Van was Laughing Buddha, reincarnated. He was jolly Santa Clause on earth "with a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly."

Mr. Van is survived by his wife and best friend of more than 50 years, Mai Oanh (Liza); his daughter, Lynn and her husband, Fernando Tarazon, and two grandsons PaulAntonio and Jorge; his daughter Judy and her husband Robert Gee and twin granddaughters Lauren and Gwenyth; his son Steven and his wife Anna. Additional survivors include the following siblings, Sister Vân Kim Ki?u, Brother Vân Xuong H?i, Sister Vân Kim Lan, Brother Vân Xuong Minh, and Sister Vân Kim Hoa, as well as other dear relatives and many loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; and two brothers Vân Xuong O?n and Vân Xuong Khiem.

Prayer Service and Viewing will be held for two days at West Resthaven Funeral Home in Glendale, Arizona. On Friday, March 24 the first gathering begins at 11:00 a.m. ending at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, March 26 the final gathering starts at 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 am, concluding with a Motor Funeral Procession to the cremation site at Green Acres Mortuary in Scottsdale. Here, cremation and final prayers are scheduled for 11:30 a.m.