Tong Ba Do
December 8, 1941 – April 12, 2018
Tong Ba Do was born on December 8, 1941 and passed away on April 12, 2018.
- Traditional & Religious Ceremony Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Viewing Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, April 22, 2018
- Graveside Service Sunday, April 22, 2018
Tong Ba Do
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April 14, 2018
On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone for the support and condolences.
My dad was loving and a caring person even though he never shows it.
Here is a brief history of my dad. My dad was a former Captain in the Marines of the former South Vietnamese Military. He was captured and sent to concentration camp after the communist invasion in 1975. In 1978 he was able to escape and fled on a boat with my younger brother to Indonesia and eventually got sponsored and relocated to Tacoma, Washington. My dad raised my younger brother and I working various manual labor jobs in lumber and janitorial. We grew up very poor and goodwill was our mall. My dad was hired as a postal carrier in 1986 and that also happens to be the year that my mom and sister reunited in the states. My dad was a postal carrier until he retired in 2008.
My dad has been battling a very painful battle with cancer for the past 6 months and eventually passed away in his sleep on 4/12/2018.