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"Philip" Ngoc Duc Duong
February 10, 1947 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Philip” Ngoc Duong was born on February 10,1947 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. He attended military academy and in his 20’s, rose to the rank of Captain in the South Vietnamese Air Force, where he excelled as an elite fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. Philip was renowned for his exceptional grit and courage. He came to the United States after surviving 11 years in a labor camp as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
In the US, he earned an advanced degree in horticulture & landscape design. For over 20 years, Philip was the ever-present, ever-helpful building Supervisor at the Sherman Medical Building in New Haven, CT, where he was beloved & respected for his dedication to his job, and for his kind and generous nature. In his spare time, Philip started his own business “Phil’s Landscaping”. He spent many years nurturing beautiful gardens for a myriad of loyal clients & friends all over CT.
Philip is survived by Bach Nguyen, his life partner of over 20 years. He devoted his life to taking care of Bach and to being a loving father figure to Bach’s daughters (Tien, Nhu, Ly) & granddaughter (Leela).
Philip had a way of finding joy in life’s simple moments and endearing himself to anyone who was fortunate enough to feel the warmth of his larger-than-life spirit.
Friends and family are invited to visit on Thursday September 28,2023 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a Veteran’s organization of your choosing.