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November 6, 1931 - February 27, 2022
On February 27, 2022, Jean Baptiste Can Ngoc Phan passed away peacefully at the age of 90 to join his late wife in heaven. He was surrounded by his loving children, nephews and nieces at the time of his death in Elk Grove, California.
Born November 6, 1931 in Quang Nam-Da Nang, Vietnam, he was the 11th of 12 children of Mr. and Mrs. Tham Phan. The extended Phan Family is well-known for having many scholars and nationalists. He is survived by his 2 children, Daughter Catherine Trang Phan, Son Phillip Trung The Phan and Grandson Vincent Minh Quan Thach. He is also survived by his sister in-law Ly Truong in Sacramento, many nephews and nieces, their children, and grandchildren around the world.
Can was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle and friend. As a man of discipline, he was known as a hardworking and intelligent person with so many other great qualities. He was noble and outgoing. He was well liked by peers, friends, his extended family and in-law family.
Throughout his life, he overcame all obstacles to get ahead and achieve higher education. He graduated from the prestigious La San Taberd, a French-speaking Catholic High School in Saigon, and converted to Catholicism. He was one of the first graduates of the National Institute of Administration of the Republic of Vietnam. He also achieved a law degree from University of Saigonâs Faculty of Law. He served many years in the top managing position with the Department of Education for the South Vietnamese government. Although he got military training, he only served as a reserve member with the military of the Republic of Vietnam in the rank of Captain.
Can loved literature. He was a great public speaker and writer in both Vietnamese and French.
Services for Can will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary as follows:
Saturday, March 26, 2022
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary
9189 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624
â¢ Visitation: 8:00 â 9:00 AM (Live webcast available by clicking on the Livestream link on this Obituary page)
â¢ Prayer and Mourning Ceremony: 9:00 â 10:00 AM (Live webcast available by clicking on the Livestream link on this Obituary page)
â¢ Funeral Service: 10:00 â 11:00 AM
Saturday, March 26, 2022
8:00 - 12:20am (Pacific time)
East Lawn Elk Grove
East Lawn Elk Grove, 9189 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, Ca 95624
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