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Nay Huynh

Giuse Nay Huynh passed into eternal life after a brief illness on November 26, 2023 at the home of his second daughter and her family. He was born in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen, Vietnam on August 1, 1942, and served as an officer in the RVN Navy for 11 years during the Vietnam War. Due to his military service, he suffered years of harsh imprisonment by Vietnamese communist authorities. He escaped persecution in 1981 by navigating a small fishing boat over the South China Sea, saving his own family and others, ensuring a brighter future for his children. A lifelong Buddhist, Nay desired to become a Christian during his final illness. He was baptized Giuse (Joseph) and received into the Catholic Church on October 18, 2023.
Nay was preceded in death by his devoted wife of over fifty years, Chien Thi Huynh. He is survived by eight children, eighteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: oldest daughter Kim Chi Huynh (Luc Nguyen) of Longview, Washington, their six children, and four grandchildren; oldest son Alan Ngoc Huynh (Diane Duyen Tang) of Elk Grove and their two children; second daughter LeXuan Huynh Culbreath (Jeff) of Citrus Heights, their six children, and two grandchildren; daughter Karina Thao Huynh (Linh Dang) of Campbell and their two children; son Tom Thanh Huynh of Sacramento; daughter Hanh Huynh Bannister (Wade) of Hawaii; son Henry Hieu Huynh (Tra) of Elk Grove and their two children; and youngest son Jeff Tuan Huynh (Kim Chi) of Pittsburgh, California.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Society of St. Vincent DePaul, c/o St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, 4325 Don Julio Blvd., North Highlands, California 95660.

Visitation

Monday, December 11, 2023
1:00 PM

St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church
4325 Don Julio Blvd
North Highlands, CA 95660

Mass

Monday, December 11, 2023
1:00 PM

St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church
4325 Don Julio Blvd
North Highlands, CA 95660

Memorial Donations

May be sent c/o St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, 4325 Don Julio Blvd., North Highlands, California 95660