In Memory of

Bau

Dang

Obituary for Bau Dang

Bau Dang, 73, of New Holland, passed away on January 3rd, 2024, at his home.
Born in Thu Duc, Vietnam, he was the youngest son in the family of 8 siblings. Bau graduated from Viet-Duc school of technology and joined the military of the Republic of Vietnam as an electronic technician for the Airforce before 1975. He was an electrician before he left Vietnam; he was also a tailor who would sew his own clothes and was a very handy man. He was the husband of the late Hong Thi Anh Luong with whom he shared 16 years of marriage and had two daughters. He also shared 26 years of marriage with Giau Minh Tran.
He worked so hard his whole life to achieve his dream to come and live in the United State of America to have freedom and to have a better future for his family. His first attempt to flee the country was in 1987 when he and his friends bought a boat and planned for a trip with the entire family, but it was unsuccessful due to a big storm, while the tiny boat was in the middle of the ocean. Luckily, the family was rescued by a big ship and brought back to a port in Vietnam. He, and the organizers got arrested and were in prison for a few months. The kids and women were released just a few days after the arrest. After he got released, he never gave up his dream and worked even harder to save up again to begin a new adventure. This time he could only afford for himself to escape. He left by boat in 1989, arrived to Malaysia refugee camp, and got stuck there for 7 years as he did not pass the interviews to go to the USA. During that time, his wife and two children were still back in Vietnam, and unfortunately, his lovely wife, the mother of two children, passed away in 1992.
During the years in Malaysia camp, other countries such as Australia, and Canada offered hm the entry to their countries but he rejected and kept trying for the entry to the USA. Finally, in 1996 the refugee camp closed their door and forced all the refugees to go back to their original countries. He still did not give up. When he got back to Vietnam, he listened to the VOA (Voice of America) radio broadcasting daily, and he reapplied for the program that the United States sponsored for refugees who returned from refugee camps to come to the America. From 1996-1998, in Vietnam, he met Giau Minh Tran and married her. His dream to come and live in the USA finally came true. In April 28, 1998, Bau and his two daughters immigrated to San Jose, CA, USA, and a month later he moved to New Holland, PA. He again worked so hard to support the family and sponsored his wife to come to the USA, who joined him in 2000.
He was doing two jobs for the first few years in order to afford to buy the house and to retire early. He worked at Kauffman Kitchen as a countertop maker. He enjoyed gardening and travelling to California to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Since he retired, he was so busy with his gardens which kept him busy and happy all the time. He loved and supported his family all he could.
Bau is survived by his wife Giau Minh Tran, his children: Loan Dang Russell, Tammy Dang, his son-in-law: Edward Russell and grandsons: Keaton Russell, Aaron Nguyen.
Services will be held at Groff High Funeral Home.
Friday, January 19th:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: praying ceremony
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM: visiting
Saturday, January 20th:
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: praying and saying goodbye
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM: cremation ceremony at Evans Cremation Services.
Kindly omits flowers, memorial contributions (XIN MIEN TANG VONG HOA va MIEN PHUNG DIEU)