Mr. Luat Nguyen

  • Born: May 2, 1921
  • Died: November 29, 2020
  • Location:

Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Tel. (215) 224-6300

Tribute & Message From The Family


Rocco Luat Nguyen of Philadelphia, PA. passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning November 29th, 2020, at the age of 99.

Luat was born May 2, 1921 in Phat Diem-Ninh Binh, Vietnam, and moved to Philadelphia 1992. He was the beloved husband of the late Le Thi Tho (1928-1960) and late Tran Thi Hong (1934-1990), loving Father of 10 children, Father in-law of 9 children, Grandfather of 21 children, Great-grandpa of 14 children, Great-Great grandpa of 1 child and beloved uncle of many nephews and nieces.
Luat was an active member of St. Helena Parish. He loved to go to Mass and say prayers in the afternoon.

He loved spending time with his family and singing karaoke with his children. Traveling back to Vietnam once a year to visit his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends is a must-do trip for him.
He enjoyed walking with his friends around the neighborhood, or going out for his favorite bowl of Pho at Pho 75. He loved watching "The price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune" shows every morning.
Staying up late or getting up in the middle of the night to watch the soccer games was never be a problem for a true fan like him.

He had a great memory. At the age of 99, he was still be able to tell a lot of detail stories of his childhood or any of his children's growing up stories.
He had a gentle smile, a great sense of humor and enviable loving character. He had lived his life to the fullest.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and many others.

Luat's Funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10 am at St. Helena Church, 6161 N 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at 3301 W. Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19150.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Luat Nguyen's memory may be made to St. Helena at https://www.parishgiving.org/index?e=1E99D2B4E9B284BED35099B71336566DB014CD6B32DDC46C