Lee Nguyen

Mar 15, 1960 - Aug 13, 2022

Obituary

3-15-1960 8-13-2022

Lee Nguyen, aged 62, passed away peacefully after his year long battle with lymphoma.

Born to Huy Quang Nguyen and Hoi Thi Pham on March 15th, 1960 in Saigon, Vietnam. Lee was among the many refugees who escaped the Vietnam war. As the eldest son of 7, he risked his life to secure a better life for his family. His new beginning started in San Jose, where he married the love of his life, started a family, and most recently retired in Elk Grove. 

Lee was an extraordinary example of someone who lived the American dream. He was hardworking, always willing to learn, and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do or fix! He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University. 

Lee was truly selfless and a simple man who never asked for much. Although gifted new clothes every Christmas, he remained content with his same old clothes. He enjoyed running, biking and tinkering with cars. He loved to eat rice, hot pot, pho, bun rieu, canh chua and Tung Kee. Among his love for Vietnamese food, he also really enjoyed In N Out. 

Lee is survived by his wife Cong, daughter Tina, son-in-law Va and 3 month old grandson Alvy.

He is missed every day and will forever live on in our hearts. As a friend and long time colleague said, “Lee the Lion never dies. Souls like these come to inspire and be remembered over generations.”

Please join us in honoring and celebrating his life. 

Viewing/visitation 

Friday Aug 26th 3pm-9pm

Saturday Aug 27th 8am-10am

East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary

9189 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Funeral Mass – Saturday Aug 27th 11am

St. Maria Goretti Church

8700 Bradshaw Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Burial Ceremony – Saturday Aug 27th 12:15pm

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park

9189 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

1960 – 2022

Guestbook

  • Piyush Sevalia says:

    Hi, I worked with Lee at SiTime where he was a valued member of the team, had a reputation for getting things done, while always smiling. It was a pleasure to interact with him.

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Branson Ngo says:

    Hi Lee,

    It was my pleasure working with you at Sitime. I learnt a lots from you from technical skillset to how to become a good person like you – respect and faithful. You are greatest man who fought the crisis devil lymphoma which I hate it very much. It took your life away from your loved ones and friends. But Lee, with peaceful smile on your face, I know you accepted and let it go and you do not want your loved ones and family worry too much about you. You are a great hero.

    My man, my mentor, and my friend, please Rest In Peace and hope we will be friends in next life cycle.

    Sincerely,
    Branson

  • Tony Nguyen says:

    To Lee’s family,

    I will always remember Lee as a man of honor and respect. He is not only my boss but also a mentor, and a great friend. I wish you courage and peace during this time of mourning. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God bless his soul🙏

  • Vaidehi Tawari says:

    What a beautiful life Lee had – so much love and always smiling! He was always smiling even at work which is not easy.
    He had a way of getting things done with an ease which is hard to achieve by most.
    I feel happy and humble to have known him. Thank you for sharing this and I pray for Lee’s family to find peace at this time.

    With Love,
    Vaidehi

  • Jinze Yu says:

    Dear Lee,

    It was my pleasure to knowing you for almost 9 years at SiTime. You have been like a very close uncle to me, always giving me strength and motivating me to become a better version of myself.
    The final year of your life-long journey had been so tough but you stayed strong, optimistic, and always with a big smile.
    My tears were bursting out after meeting you online for one last time on Aug 11th. It’s been so incredible to learn from you for all these years, and it will never be the same when you are not around. But I know you are still there, smiling, and motivating me and many others in your own way.
    May God bless you and wish you rest in peace.

    Jinze

  • Jonathan Poon says:

    Dear Lee,

    It was an honor to know you as a friend for the past 8 years. You were always gracious, joyous, and friendly to me. I am forever grateful for our friendship and will cherish all of the great moments we had together.

    We are all going to miss you, but your spirit will always be with us. May you rest in peace.

  • Fari Assaderaghi says:

    I had the honor and pleasure of working with Lee twice at SiTime, first in early years of 2008 to 2012 and second when I came back to SiTime in 2020. His smile was infectious and his calmness and gentle soul made us all happy around him. He was a doer who got things done without making a fuss or taking credit.
    Recently, his cubicle was right outside of my office, and I could see he was not feeling well but he had his head high and kept his grace.
    I will miss him.
    Fari

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