OBITUARY

Binh Hieu Vo

October 9, 1960July 28, 2018
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Binh Hieu Vo was born on October 9, 1960 in Saigon, Vietnam and passed away on July 28, 2018 in Redwood City , California

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Witness Cremation Friday, August 3, 2018
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Biography

    If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Binh Hieu Vo. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Binh was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

Binh was born on Sai gon- Quan 8 in Saigon, Vietnam. He was the son of Muoi Van Vo and Tam Thi Lam. Binh was raised in Quan 8 (County 8). During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Binh was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Binh's personality throughout his life.

Though Binh was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Binh was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Binh worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Binh was raised with one sibling. He had one brother, Vo Hien Chuong. Binh and his sibling had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Binh was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Binh was always tactful. One thing Binh will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Binh had a number of interests and was an active child. Binh took part in weightlifting and swimming. He was also in a band. In his spare time he liked to play guitar, sing, and compose music. As well as to read Wuxia Novels. Write horoscopes and fortune-telling. Binh's memorable achievements included barbeshop skills and fixing bicycles.

For Binh, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Binh was also adept at details. Binh was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. He graduated from Le Hong Phong in 1978. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was gym and math. He also enjoyed being mischievous and play fighting.

College can be a challenge, but Binh appeared to be well equipped to succeed. He had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around his. Binh had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Binh enjoyed using the skills he'd already learned and applying them to new courses. He knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineer in 1998. His favorite courses were math and computer science.

There was one thing that all of Binh's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Binh was such a popular person throughout his life. But Binh was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Binh was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Binh was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Binh was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Binh was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Binh made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of his best friends were Hiep. Later in life, he became friends with An.

Binh was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call his sentimental and a romantic at heart. His kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around his. Binh cared for what others thought and carried that into his marriage. On December 28, 1986 Binh married Thu Yen Tran at Nha Hang Tan Lac Vien, Quan 5 of Quan 5, saigon Cho Lon. Compassionate and devoted, Binh worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

Harmony was important to Binh and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Binh was blessed with five children, Dai, Mi, Diem, Thy, Kim Anh. Binh was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Binh was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Binh would listen before he would act.

A methodical man, Binh enjoyed spending time working on his various hobbies. He had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that he could have something to show for his efforts. His favorite pursuits were listening to music and news.

Binh was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Binh was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Binh played wrestling and swimming. Binh also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity.

His keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Binh to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because he was outgoing and worked well with others, Binh did his fair share of volunteer work. And he wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. He was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. In high school, Binh was a member of the band.

His high moral standards and traditional values served Binh well with his faith. Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of Chua Giac Minh. He was well respected because he was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner he could.

Binh passed away on July 28, 2018 at his home in Redwood City, California. He fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife and children. Services were held at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park in San Jose, California. Binh was laid to rest in Chua Giac Minh Temple in East Palo Alto, California.

Binh was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Binh was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Binh Hieu Vo.