Sam Van Duong

Sam V. Duong peacefully passed away on November 08, 2020, in San Diego, CA at the age of 90. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. This gentle, loving, caring, and wonderful man has left a permanent mark on our hearts and will be supremely missed by his wife of 66 years, Nhut, his six children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His life was well lived and he was well-loved by everyone. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Sam will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace, and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven watching over us.

All are welcome for visitation to take place at Cypress View Mortuary on Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm & Friday, November 20, 2020 from 10:00 am -1:00 pm.

A Traditional Buddhist service will be celebrated at Cypress View Mortuary on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 1:00 pm.

Due to COVID-19, the family will limit the burial service viewing to immediate family members only.

We the family are not taking any flowers or monetary donations. However, we would greatly appreciate it if you can say a prayer for our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather’s soul to be at ease and rest in peace on his journey to heaven.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Friday, November 20, 2020


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, November 20, 2020

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My Hanh Pham

November 20, 2020

Ông Ngoại, oh how I missed our morning chats when you still memorized my number, your contagious laugh, and smile. You always asked me… “con và gia đình khỏe không”? And we would chat about nonsense stuff. Thank you, ông ngoai for the unconditional love and the memories that we will forever treasure a lifetime.

I will always miss you and love you ông ngoai, may your soul rest in peace ông ngoai.

Trang Gapusan

November 19, 2020

I love and miss you dearly. There will always be in an empty place in my heart but I’ll do my best to fill them with memories of you and your smile. Rest In Peace grandpa. I hope you’re happy where you are and know you’ll never be forgotten!

Derek Nguyen

November 18, 2020

Thank you for taking care of us when we were younger and playing a significant role in raising us to be who we are today. I'll never forget the times when I begged to call mom to ask when she was coming to pick me up and you would hide the phone. Because of this you made me grow a little bit more independent. I also won't forget how your favorite meal to make for the grandkids was either instant ramen or rice with the mini sausages. I hope you're able to meet the person who made those sausages in heaven for an endless supply of them. Thank you for everything ông ngoai

Thuvan Duong

November 18, 2020

Dad was a hard working, compassionate, and humble person.
Ba, my mind knows you are in a better place and at peace. But my heart aches in sadness. Although we are apart, your spirit will forever live in my heart. Ba, thank you for your unconditional love. Thank you for the time I had with you and the memories you left with me. We will forever be missing you. Ba, cho đến khi chúng ta gặp lại nhau, hãy yên nghỉ. Con thuong ba ! Thuvan

Aveline Nguyen

November 17, 2020

Visiting you every Sunday was my favorite thing to do. Your contagious smile and laugh will be missed deeply but I know you are looking over all of us in heaven. We love you so so much and miss you just as much. Rest in peace ông ngoại.

Leann Pham

November 17, 2020

"Welcome back."
"Did you eat yet?"
"How's school?"
"Did you graduate yet?"
"Good job. Study hard."
"Relax and eat something"

....Thanks Ong Noi for loving and caring the way that you do. Rest in peace. We all love you so so much.

Hien Nguon

November 15, 2020

A man as humble and loving as Grandpa will always be remembered by those of us who knew him and loved him. Although we will miss him, his smile and his love, we take consolation in the good feelings of our memories. We will always love and miss you Ông Ngoại. May you rest in peace.

Bidong Duong

November 14, 2020

Your gentle soul and the unconditional love that you had for your family will forever be missed. We love you forever and be at peace on your way back home - HEAVEN 😘 until we meet again RIP Ong Noi .

Linda Duong

November 12, 2020

"In these moments of heartbreaking grief, I remember the only reason why we have an empty space is because we were blessed with someone who loved us so beautifully it occupied an entire part of our soul......"

I will always miss you and love you ông nội. Rest in peace ông nội.


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