OBITUARY

Thien Hoang Phan

January 18, 1987August 4, 2019
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Thien Hoang Phan was born on January 18, 1987 and passed away on August 4, 2019.

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Julie Tran

August 18, 2019

On my first day at Boiling Crab, I vividly remember TN coming in with his white tank top and baggy pants. I thought he was a customer, so I tried to serve him but come to find out he was there to pick up his paycheck. Awkward! Early Sunday morning, while I was headed to 6:30am mass, I saw something rather odd on the hood of my car. I thought it was a bomb of some sort and actually was too scared to even go into the car. Later, I realized it was a big loaf of bread. Apparently, TN had a friend who had left over bread from their bakery and thought it was funny to prank me. TN, always kept me entertained and was ALWAYS there for me. I am so very blessed to have met him and he will always have a piece of my heart.

Joseph Nguyen

August 16, 2019

Thien,
I’ll never forget when you brought 12 live lobsters to my house party lol who does that? I’m so glad I got to catch up with you for a bit before you left us and it was a privilege to know you. You were always bringing positive energy wherever you were and I’m going to miss that. Until we meet again please watch over us.

Your friend,
Jojo

Andrew Le

August 16, 2019

My favorite memories are pretty much our entire childhood since we first met in 4th grade. You were my first friend and I will always be grateful for the brotherhood you gifted me with. We drifted apart, but I always cherished the memories we shared. From our competitiveness in playing four square and handball, to our group of friends, DynazT, our middleschool 3v3 basketball team, the "Az-in Dragons" and our attempts at breakdancing, to afternoons and weekends going to your house to play WWF Smackdown, and all the memories in between. You will always be a part of my life that will never be forgotten.

Amy Than

August 13, 2019

THIEN!! I bet you’re drunk right now reading this aren’t ya? You gotta come visit sometimes and let me know if hangovers still exist in heaven. I miss you dude, who am I supposed to get all my news updates from now?! I don’t want to go search for news articles to read, I want to go on your profile and look at all the ones you reposted. Remember that one time you told me you were gonna come study with me and just straight up stood me up? And then remember how you tried to make up for it by offering to buy me Chik Fil A but then ended up showing up two hours late and starving me? Why are we friends again? Just kidding, I’d let you play me like that all over again. Hope you’re practicing your beer pong skills up there though, cause the next time I see you I won’t go easy. Love you dude 💕

Chinh Nguyen

August 13, 2019

Thien, I’m so grateful to have grown up with you and shared so many amazing memories together. You were more than just my cousin, you were my big brother. Even though you’re not here anymore, I know you will be with me forever.

Kirsten Wong

August 13, 2019

Hi T ❤️

I don’t know if I can pick a favourite out, but the most memorable moment of our friendship was meeting you that first Coachella weekend a few years back. Driving up from OC with Lynn passed out in the back of the car left you and I talking for the whole duration. We started cracking jokes like we had known each other for yearsss and it was the best first impression. Even though I ended up having to take care of your crazy ass that whole weekend (“Canadian Babysitter”), I wouldn’t trade it for the world and would do it all over again.

I might live in another country, but will forever be appreciative of the effort you made to wish me a happy birthday, happy Canada day, and the random FaceTime calls. I miss you so bad and can’t wait to frolic with you at Chella again some day. Love you always.

Thuy-Vy Nguyen

August 13, 2019

I honestly don't remember when we first met, I just always knew you as "the Boiling Crab guy" (not to be confused with Jesse, the OTHER "Boiling Crab guy".) It wasn't until working at Din Tai Fung did we became closer and hung out more often. At first it was Din Tai Fung OG XLBs but then we got even closer in our smaller group of Pandas.

I'll always remember how much you laughed when I first clocked into Din Tai Fung and the name said: Thvy. No one else ever called me that but you! I don't know whos going to be my default date now that you're gone. I guess I'll be the solo 5th wheel instead of us both being the 5th wheels. I'll never forget you staying with me and searching for Annie last year at HARD. Just another example of what an incredibly great friend you were. And how you let me into your Rams house to watch the Superbowl and my team won. Its going to be so different without you Thien, you are so loved and missed so terribly. I know you're watching down on us.

Thank you for being YOU- loud, funny, selfless, considerate, caring and of course, the life of the party.

Jared Baar

August 13, 2019

I’ve been trying to think of a particular moment that was funny, exciting or had some special significance but I realized nothing sticks out in my mind more than just knowing you the person. You were the most selfless friend I had. In a lot of ways, you taught me what being a “good” friend was. Seeing how you treated others by putting them first is something I’ll never forget. You lived your life to the fullest and I’m grateful for being a part of it. While I’m going to miss you very much I hope you know the impact you had on me is everlasting. I love you man.

Ana Kim

August 13, 2019

Thien!

Remember how we were awkwardly in the same apartment for days but never met because Jared never introduced us? Ever since then it’s been so great being your friend & roommate. You would take me to all the cool brunch places and we’d go to the farmer’s market and realize we didn’t have cash so we had to search the car for coins to use lol, you would hang out with me when Jared was busy and you always found time to insult & love Henry. We will miss you so much, Sunday mornings will never be the same without you there suggesting we go eat pho. You’ve brought so much happiness to our lives in your short time on Earth and we are so lucky to have known someone as funny, kind, goofy and bright as you. We love you and will forever be missing you.

Kyle Tran

August 13, 2019

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