Engineer, loving father and friend
Vincent Kwok died on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Citrus Valley Hospice & Home Health. He was 55.
He was born in Saigon, Vietnam on March 23, 1960 to Huan Quach (Kwok) and Phung Lam. The youngest brother in a family of 12 children, he grew up with five brothers and six sisters. On April 27, 1975, he and most of his family members escaped Vietnam as refugees to Guam and then settled in Los Angeles.
Mr. Kwok received his high school diploma from Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. He devoted his career to serving the country in the aerospace industry. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) and was subsequently married in the same church. He was a caring father to his two daughters, emphasizing the importance of education and hard work in achieving success.
In his spare time, Vincent traveled widely, with destinations including France, Italy, China and his homeland of Vietnam as well as Mexico and Egypt. He was always willing to challenge himself and managed to complete the 2015 LA marathon. Mr. Kwok was a loving brother, parent and friend who in many ways resembled his own father. He was kind, unselfish, forgiving, understanding and helpful, according to family. His loved ones shared that his greatest asset was his love towards others, best described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia and Angela Kwok, both of whom loved him dearly, and by 10 of his siblings. A service was held on November 11 at Rose Hills Memorial Chapel in Whittier, followed by a luncheon at Vege Paradise Restaurant in San Gabriel where friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.