Can Trong Tran, of Gainesville, FL, our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and doctor, passed away on September 22, 2022 with loving family members at his side at the age of 82.
Can was born in Can Tho, Vietnam to Huy Trong Tran and Duong Thi Nguyen. He was a military doctor for the South Vietnamese Army from 1969-1975. Can moved to the United States in April 1980 and resided in California with his family. In 1985, he successfully passed his boards to practice medicine in Florida. He worked for the Florida State Prison at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, FL as an internist from 1987 to 2013. Can practiced Buddhism and enjoyed reading, gardening, playing Mahjong, writing poetry, solving sudoku, spending time with his family dogs, helping with housework, and playing the lottery. There was a period in his life when he and his wife would dance the Tango, Rhumba and Cha-Cha-Cha on the weekends.
Can is survived by his beloved wife, Nhan Thi Le, of 47 years. He is also survived by his son, Nhan Trong Tran; his daughter, Chan Huyen Tran;his daughter, Van Thuy Tran; his son-in-law, Timothy Huth; his brother, Thanh Trong Tran; his sisters, Nhu Mai Thi Tran, Nhu Tuyet Thi Tran, Nhu Suong Thi Tran; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dr. Lang Trong Tran, and son, San Trong Tran.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home, 22405 West Newberry Road, Newberry (352-376-5361). A service after cremation will take place at Long Van Temple at 6021 Cornelia Ave, Orlando (407-276-1323) at a later date. The family appreciates donations to Long Van Temple in honor of Dr. Can Trong Tran.