Charles Bich Nguyen

December 15, 1923July 18, 2014
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Charles Bich Nguyen, age 90, of Newark, California, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. Charles was a Vietnamese refugee who came to the United States in 1975 after the fall of Saigon, South Vietnam. He served for many years in the French Military throughout different regions in South Vietnam. After the French military withdrew from South Vietnam in 1954, Charles transferred to the South Vietnam law enforcement & served his last post as a Police Chief of the 2nd District and retired in 1971. Since coming to America, Charles had worked hard to support his large family doing whatever employment he could find.

Charles enjoyed reading, traveling & playing slot machines at the casinos whenever the children took him. He was a good husband, a great father, loving grandfather, and doting great-grandfather. He was a kind and generous person, who gave time and money to charitable causes. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Nancy; 5 daughters: Linda Tuttle (husband Allen Tuttle) of Pickerington, Ohio; Tiffany Nguyen of Las Vegas, Nevada; Vivian Buu (husband Vinh Buu) of Huntington Beach, California; Mai Tram Johnson (husband John Chea) of Fremont, California; and Leslie Nguyen (husband Jimmy Tong Nguyen) of Las Vegas, Nevada; 5 sons: Kevin Nguyen of Huntington Beach, California; Bac Nguyen (wife Kim Bang) of Newark, California; Stephen Nguyen of Santa Clara, California; Kenneth Nguyen (husband Richard White) of Plainfield, New Hampshire; Ryan Nguyen (wife Bich Van) of Fremont, California; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Charles lived a full life before he succumbed to illnesses & was hospitalized for the last 2 years. He will be missed by his family and by all who knew him.

A funeral service for Charles will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lima Family Milpitas Fremont Mortuary located at 48800 Warm Springs Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539; telephone (408) 263-2868. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Viewing will be on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



  • Visitation Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 26, 2014

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August 6, 2014

Good bye Dad, you always are in my heart, all my life I looked up to you as my hero and now you went to the heaven with grandma and grandpa. I will remember all of the things you taugh me. I will see you soon Dad!

Mitch luu

August 5, 2014

Hi Anh Pham, chi Phuong . Just came back to town from vacation, didn't check email until now . Sorry to hear the loss chi Phuong dad. My thoughts and prayers Go out to you, chi Phuong and entire family.

Pamela Franceschi

July 29, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I know I never had the opportunity to meet him directly, but if he is anything like his lovely daugher, Linda, he is a gem! My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

Pam Franceschi

Tamara Tuttle

July 25, 2014

Grandpa, I wanted to thank you for the part you have played in my life. I have many wonderful memories of our visits together over the years. You have created a beautiful, loving family that I am proud to be a part of. Just seeing how deep their grief and devotion is shows you cultivated strong relationships with your children and believed in keeping them close. I will miss you.


July 25, 2014

My condolences to your family.
Respectfully, Mark Richardson

July 24, 2014

Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. Hoping the treasured memories will help comfort and sustain you during this most difficult time.
Please know that we are praying for you and love you all so very much!!
Joanne Robbins & Family

Mohammad Athar

July 24, 2014

"I am sorry for this unrecoverable los. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family." - Athar and Family

Lieu Laura Nguyen

July 23, 2014

Vinh Buu, our condolences to you and your family. Laura Ng

July 22, 2014

Sorry for your loss, he is in my prayers.
Luis Rosado


July 21, 2014

Ong Ngoai, I wish I had had a chance to know you better as a person instead of as a grandchild. I know your children loved you with all their might. I know you were a central pillar to the family. I know I probably inherited my love of photography from both grandfathers. I know I definitely inherited what stoicism I have from you. I know and will always remember what your laugh and voice sounded like.

And I know you loved me. Maybe these things are all I was meant to know, but they're also all I need to know.

I love you and will see you soon.