Age 56 Passed away suddenly July 14, 2013 in Fountain Valley, California. Phong was born May 5, 1957, in Saigon, Vietnam. He graduated from the esteemed Taberd high school in Saigon, Vietnam in 1974 and went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Southwest State University and MBA from St. Thomas University. Phong was a very successful businessman in MN and CA. He was a great friend and mentor to many; especially Chanh Nguyen who had enjoyed both a professional and personal relationship with Phong for over 30 years. Phong loved to travel and was an avid student of history. He described himself as a "staunch Republican; no ands, no ifs, no buts about it!". He enjoyed poker and was known for never passing up a good Scotch! He will be sorely missed by many. He is survived by his loving family including his mother and father, wife, Tam, his daughters Anh, Tammy, brother, and sisters. Services are to be held at Peek Funeral Home, 7801 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster, CA, 92683, 714-893-3525, 10-1PM, Friday, July 19, 2013.