Joseph Mai Vu

April 12, 1925February 28, 2018
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Joseph Mai Vu, age 92, of Richmond, Texas passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2018. Joseph was born April 12, 1925 in Namdin, Vietnam.

A visitation for Joseph will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A funeral service will occur Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Giao Xu Chua Kito Ngoi Loi Nhap The, 8503 South Kirkwood Road, Houston, Texas 77099.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Vu family.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018

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Taryn Dougherty

March 14, 2018


You will always be loved and remembered.

♥️♥️ We miss you!

Madison Vu

March 7, 2018

I don’t have a lot of memories with Ong because I barely got to see him and we lived in different states. I’m upset I didn’t get to spend much time with him. What I do remember is that Ong would send me family DVD’s every year and have my name written as Addison haha. I also remember when Anh Nguyen and I went over to Co Thao’s house, Ong had the cutest and most brightest smile I have ever seen. He enjoyed his bowl of Phở we brought him. I will miss him dearly. We miss you Ong.

NgocHan Nguyen

March 6, 2018

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
We are sorry for your loss
God Blessed you all
Seraphim Dalat

Tuan Vu

March 6, 2018

I first met my grandfather, Mai Dinh Vu, over 28 years on March 23, 1989. Since that day, you had helped guide me and encouraged me to do what I loved becoming as artistic as you did. Even from birthday parties to family gatherings, you have always been another father to all of us and we'll always cherish the memories that you had given us. Thank you for believing in me in becoming a graphic designers. I'll always keep your memories alive making family slideshows as you did. RIP Ong Noi. I love you so much.

Ly Truong

March 5, 2018

I have so many cherished memories with Ong since me and Duy stayed with grandma and grandpa a lot when we were younger. He would take us on the city bus and go to the supermarket or the park. I remember Duy got gum stuck in his hair and he had to cut his hair off. Grandpa also used to record me and my cousin Tina doing “flower shows” describing all the plants, flowers, and various strawberry patches around the house we lived in. He was always recording family BBQs, birthdays, any and all holidays and he would make everyone slideshows on CDs and sent them out. One cherished memory I have with Ong is that he introduced me to drawing. He drew with me and guided me with some of sketches and encouraged me to keep doing art. Looking back, he had a lot of patience and I honestly never saw him get angry with us. I hope he knew how much I appreciated him watching over me. He is one of the strongest people I know and he will be truly missed.

Emma Lam

March 2, 2018

I have a lot of memories with Ong ,I remember when Nhi and I would watch some of the pictures on Ong's videos. Nhi and I made fun of each other because we looked so young and we looked weird, we would laugh at how we looked so weird. I remember whenever I brung a snack to Ong, he would always say thank you and I thought that was really nice. I don't know Ong that well because I can't speak in Vietnamese that well and I can't really understand him but I still love him. He will still be in my heart.

Nhi Lam

March 2, 2018

There were always little things my sister and I remembered specifically about Ong. Like how he made DVD's, filled with family memories. I remember a few years ago, my mother, father, sister, and I were eating apple pie with ice cream, and my parents told Emma and I to bring some to our grandparents in the other room. Ong always loved ice cream. We walked over and gave them their dessert, however, when we were about to walk back to the previous room, Ong stopped us. He motioned us over, and told me to put in one of his newest videos into the DVD player. Emma and I decided that this was the way we were going to spend our Friday night. We pulled chairs over, while Ong, and Ba sat on the couch behind us. As the music started playing, the first photo that had popped up was one in which was taken many years ago. It consisted of my cousin Quang, and I playing cards on my father's old desk. It was before my First Communion, and Ong took so many pictures of me. My sister laughed, and said how weird we had looked. Ong asked me who it was in the picture, and I had just laughed in embarrassment. We had watched and laughed with Ong and Ba all night. It wasn't until recently, when I had realized that this was one of the best memories I had shared with Ong. I hadn't known Ong very well. Especially with the language barrier, making it difficult to communicate, but this doesn't make me miss him any less however. I loved him, regardless of the language barrier, annoying habits, and mistakes we had made over the years. He was my grandfather, and loved all of us, no matter what.

Emma Lam

March 2, 2018


We love you, You're the best! We all miss you...

Allison Lam

March 2, 2018

We miss you...