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Funeraria Del Angel

901 Main, Pasadena, TX

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Chinh Van Nguyen

December 30, 1952August 31, 2020
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On Monday, August 31, 2020, Chinh Van Nguyen passed away at the age of 67 years.

Chinh was Born in Hung Yen, Vietnam to Cuong Van Nguyen and Muoi Thi Nguyen. He studied law as a young adult, but his studies were cut short due to the Vietnam War. An avid researcher and reader, Chinh taught himself many skills. He quickly learned how to be an aircraft mechanic for the military. He fought with the South Vietnamese and US forces against the Communists of North Vietnam. Chinh was primarily responsible for the family’s escape from the communists in Vietnam on the day of the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975). If not for Chinh’s efforts, the family would not have had the opportunity to resettle in the United States. The family was originally sponsored by a family in Hawaii. During this time, Chinh worked as a painter, gardener, and bicycle repairman. In 1979, he moved to Houston, TX where he met his wife Teresita at Sam Houston General Hospital in the Spring Branch district. Chinh was working in the hospital as a maintenance technician. Later he worked at Stewart and Stevenson as a machinist. Chinh and Teresita married on August 1, 1981. In 1990, Chinh moved to Pasadena, TX to work at Ethyl Corporation. The plant was bought and sold several times during his tenure, including Albemarle Corporation, Amoco Corporation, and BP. He worked as a machinist and an operator. While maintaining his full-time job with the chemical plants, in 1994, Chinh fulfilled one of his lifelong goals and started his own auto repair shop. He founded and operated Advanced Automotive with Teresita. He earned the top mechanic certifications and was well-known for his auto electric proficiencies. In 2005, with the closure of BP’s Pasadena plant, Chinh transferred to BP’s oil field in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He retired from BP in 2017. After a brief retirement, he worked on a military base on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. During his free time, Chinh enjoyed hobbies such as chess, magic, stock trading, creating websites, fishing, and playing guitar. Chinh is survived by: Teresita, his wife of 39 years, Children: Mark, Patrick (Emily), Raisa (Kevin), and Christopher Grandchildren: Ellie, Oliver, and Forrest Brothers and sisters: Chien, Chieu, Chien, Minh, Cong Chinh was predeceased by his brother Quyet Nguyen. Visitation will be held 4 PM – 8 PM on Monday, September 7, at: Funeraria Del Angel Funeral Home 901 Main St Pasadena, TX 77506 Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at St Pius V Catholic Church 824 Main St Pasadena, TX 77506

Rite of Committal will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Grand View Memorial Park/Bethany Cemetery 8501 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505

  • FAMILY

  • Teresita Diones Nguyen, Wife of 39 years
  • Coung Nguyen, Father (deceased)
  • Muoi Nguyen, Mother (deceased)
  • Mark Nguyen, Son
  • Patrick Nguyen (Emily), Son
  • Raisa Nguyen (Kevin), Daughter
  • Christopher Nguyen, Son

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary

    Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Rite of Committal

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Memories

Chinh Van Nguyen

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Jerry Pena

September 7, 2020

Dear Teresita, Mark, Patrick and Emily,
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for you and all of your family! We wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and though we didn't attend the rosary, we said one here at home starting at 7:00 p.m. We have also requested a perpetual remembrance from the Discalced Carmelite Nuns who are now in San Antonio. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
Most Sincerely,
Jerry and Cecelia Pena

Ray Terrell

September 7, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Chinh's death. I worked with Chinh at Ethyl as a machinist. I remember that he was such a hard worker and very, very smart. I remember when we were working on the night shift he would be looking at the stock market page from the newspaper. He was a motivated and sincere individual. My condolences to the family.

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August 1982 - Grilling - Houston, Texas

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June 10, 1979 - Sea Life Park - Waimanalo, Hawaii

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December 14, 2019 - San Jose, California

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ca. 1998 - Pasadena, Texas

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August 7, 2020 - Pasadena, Texas

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May 1991 - Celebrating Mark's birthday at Salvador and Elsa's house.
Houston, Texas

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ca. 1975-1979 - Hawaii

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August 1982 - Grilling - Houston, Texas

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Fall 1999 - Escorting Mark on the football field for senior night. Pasadena, Texas

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March 7, 1981 - Houston, Texas

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