OBITUARY

Tâm Trí Huỳnh

June 13, 1991May 16, 2020
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Tâm Trí Huỳnh, 28, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. He is survived by mother, Thu T. Nguyễn of Raleigh, NC; father, Hùng N. Huỳnh of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam; and two brothers, Sơn B. Huỳnh of Charlotte, NC, and Long P. Huỳnh of Raleigh, NC.

Tâm was born in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam on June 13, 1991 to Thu T. Nguyễn and Hùng N. Huỳnh. He attended Colette Middle School, Leesville Road High School (Class of 2009), and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Class of 2012). He received this Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biological Sciences, and spent his career at Greene Resources, Inc. as a Specimen Processing Specialist and at Duke University School of Medicine as a Research Technician.

Tâm volunteered at the Renaissance Fair at the North Carolina Museum of Art to teach children and at the International Festival held in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to immerse attendees to cultures worldwide. He achieved numerous certifications, some of which include the HIPAA Privacy and Security Training, Biomedical Research with GCP, and Responsible Conduct of Research. He will be remembered as someone who loved science, learning, and helping others. Tâm adored and put family above all else – his unwavering loyalty and love will be dearly missed.

Family and friends will gather to remember Tâm at the Mitchell Funeral Home on Monday, May 25, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

We ask that you please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines as you support the Huynh Family during this time.

If you feel uncomfortable attending the visitation - we highly encourage you to leave a favorite memory of Tâm or message of condolence to the family below within "add a memory" or you may log on remotely to view the visitation on Monday beginning at 10 am until 2:00 pm. (https://www.facebook.com/MitchellFuneralRaleigh)

Services

  • Visitation - Will Be Live Streamed from 10 am - 2 pm only

    Monday, May 25, 2020

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James Burch

May 26, 2020

Tam was a very nice young man. He was very polite and always said "Hello" every time he saw me in the hallways at Duke. I reviewed several protocols with Tam as part of our work together and he was extremely inquisitive and knowledgeable. He had a real passion for science, research, and safety.
I really don't think I have met anyone who was as kind and sincere. He consoled me after two recent losses I suffered. I am deeply sorrowed by his loss.
He will definitely be missed by all of us here. My condolences to the family.

Martina Wesley

May 23, 2020

I actually don’t know what to say...I only know how much Tam will be missed! He was the sweetest person with such a kind heart. I still remember; While I was pregnant, he was always willing to help, offered assistance in every step I made and was always concered about my wellbeing. Whenever I felt down or tired, he always found a way to spark a conversation to keep me going and made me feel better. It breaks my heart that we lost such a wonderful person and I hope that he knew how much I cared about him. I wish I had just one more chance to tell him how much he meant to me.

Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Martina (Tina) Wesley

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