December 1, 1945 – April 9, 2021
On Friday, April 9th, 2021 Hue Truong passed away peacefully at his home after a short battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, his three children and their spouses, along with his two young grandchildren.
Hue immigrated to the United States from Vietnam nearly 42 years ago. With $50 in his back pocket, the clothes on his back, and his young family in tow, Hue took a huge leap of faith when he landed on US soil. Despite not knowing the language or the customs, Hue still managed to provide for his family: first as a machinist in a grinding and lapping company, then moved up to work as an airplane mechanic for the Boeing company, and finally as a helicopter mechanic and continued to do so up until his retirement in March of 2020. Hue did this happily for decades as he toiled away in search of the American dream. Hue’s amazing work ethic and true grit to persevere in the most adverse circumstances have trickled down and manifested itself in the successes of his now adult children.
Hard work aside, Hue was also known for occasional splurges to enjoy the finer things in life. Hue never said no to a nice shot of whisky or a nice glass of wine, especially when it was paired with his favorite meal, steak! Hue loved to cook as much as he enjoyed food. He could be found tinkering around in the kitchen concocting items that he had seen on television or simply things that he imagined might taste good (i.e. catfish baked in milk is NOT tasty). There were some misses, but along the way there were also a lot of family favorites as well. Hue made the most amazing sizzling hot-plate beef dish that could rival any fine steak house, and his whole grilled catfish is the best that we have ever tasted. It can only be found in Hue’s kitchen.
Hue also enjoyed traveling and regularly took many trips to Australia to catch up with his siblings and parents. His travels were always accentuated with bouts of laughter, lots of joke telling, food, and fun. Closer to home when he was not traveling, he preferred to stay home and took comfort in building his model airplanes or adding to his stamp collection. Home was the place where Hue truly showcased his hospitality. Whether it was one of his children coming back for a weekend visit or a long forgotten friend swinging by to say “hello” it was customary for Hue to whip up a delicious meal to welcome you, or at the very least, take you out for a quick bite. It did not matter how close or distant you were. If you showed up at his home there was always a place at the dining table for you. That was Hue. That was always Hue.
Services for Hue Truong will be held on Sunday, May 9th 2021 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Peek Funeral Home Chapel #5.
Live streaming services are available by contacting the family.
Le Phat Tang- Tham Vieng - Di Quan - Hoa Tang- Chapel #5
Sunday, May 9, 2021