Trat Van Vu

December 5, 1928September 5, 2018

Dr. Trat Van Vu, born December 5, 1928 in Hanoi, Vietnam, peacefully passed away on September 5, 2018 in McLean, Virginia at the age of 89.

Dr. Trat Van Vu, beloved husband and father, was a decent and honourable man, well loved by his family, friends and colleagues.

He received his medical education in Saigon and served as Lieutenant Colonel in the South Vietnam Air Forces. He also practiced at the Hoan-My hospital in Saigon which he co-founded with many of his closest friends and colleagues. With resilience he survived several years in re-education camps after the Vietnam War. After immigrating to the United States in 1980, he qualified as a physician in Florida and practiced medicine until his retirement at the age of 70. He was commended at his retirement for outstanding work in psychiatry.

In his leisure, Dr. Vu was a keen Mah-jong player. This was a deep passion and he developed many life-long friendships through his love of the game. He also enjoyed French cooking and spent much time recreating his favourite dishes.

Discipline, kindness and compassion are the strengths and characters that Dr. Vu embodied and has imparted these qualities to his children and grandchildren by example.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042. Eulogies will follow at 2:00 pm with interment at 3:00 pm


  • Van-Anh Luong Vu, Spouse
  • Thuy-Anh Vu Pham, Daughter
  • Hai Dong Pham, Son-in-law
  • Vihao Pham, Grandchild
  • Milena Pham, Grandchild
  • Vuhuan Pham, Grandchild
  • Vuhuy Pham, Grandchild
  • Vivan Pham, Grandchild
  • Mira Pham, Grandchild
  • Tu-Anh Vu, Daughter
  • Diem-Anh Vu, Grandchild
  • Lan-Anh Vu, Grandchild
  • Quynh-Anh Vu, Daughter
  • Dung Anh Vu, Son-in-law
  • Tram-Anh Vu, Grandchild
  • Bao-Anh Vu, Grandchild
  • Cuong The Vu, Son
  • Terri Thanh Truc Van, Daughter-in-law
  • Kim-Anh Vu Nguyen, Daughter
  • Cuong Tuan Nguyen, Son-in-law
  • My-Anh Nguyen, Grandchild
  • My-Lan Nguyen, Grandchild
  • Aiden Nguyen, Grandchild
  • Van Thuong Vu, Brother
  • Quynh Thuong Vu, Brother
  • Thuan-Anh Thi Vu, Sister
  • Thuc-Anh Thi Vu, Sister
  • Hau Thuong Vu, Brother


  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

Trat Van Vu

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