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“Steven” Tuấn Quốc Trần

June 13, 1966 — April 12, 2024

“Steven” Tuấn Quốc Trần, age 58, was surrounded by family when he was called home to God on April 12th in Sacramento, CA, after a 3-year journey with metastatic lung cancer.

Born on June 13th, 1966, in Saigon, Vietnam, Tuấn is the third son of Huy Đình Trần and Lộc Thị Đinh. At 15, he escaped by boat with his younger brother to a refugee camp in Thailand. Two years later, in 1983, they arrived in San Jose, CA, and attended Live Oak High School.

Tuấn went on to graduate from the University of California Berkeley in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). After completing his degree, he briefly worked as a design engineer for Rockwell International in Newport Beach, CA. Tuấn then pursued medicine and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center in 2002. He spent most of his career as an outpatient internist at the Point West facility of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento, CA, until his diagnosis in 2021. He spent his last years with family, striving to enjoy life to the fullest.

Tuấn was a devout Roman Catholic and actively participated in the Vietnamese Martyrs Church community of Sacramento, CA. He was a dedicated member of the Cursillo movement, serving as Director from 2021 to 2023. Tuấn was continually involved with the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Monastery, helping to establish a convent in the United States. At the spry age of 50, he pilgrimaged to Israel and Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day in 2016. He later undertook another pilgrimage around the religious sites of Italy and France in 2018. His faith was an essential part of his life.

In his free time, Tuấn enjoyed art, including architecture, landscaping, photography, drawing, and calligraphy. He was an avid fan of movies and dramas, spending countless late nights lost in different worlds. Always the handyman, he learned new skills to apply in renovating and maintaining our home. He briefly practiced Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and was fond of martial arts. He loved to travel with family, exploring the man-made monuments of the Roman Colosseum to the natural wonders of Hạ Long Bay.

Tuấn joins his mother, father, and eldest brother Hải Trần in heaven. He is survived by his wife Loan Kim Nguyễn and their children Thiện Quốc Trần and Theresa Thiên-Thư Trần.

While we mourn the loss of our dear husband, father, and cherished family member, it's important to recognize the fact that he was more than just a relative to us. Tuấn was a true friend, a mentor, and a confidant to many, leaving behind a legacy that extends far beyond his family.

He strove to live his very best and encouraged those around him to do the same. His loss will resonate with us all, but we rejoice in his eternal journey.

We invite everyone to share pictures and memories so that we may laugh and smile as we celebrate the amazing and loving life of “Steven” Tuấn Quốc Trần.


Sacramento service will be held at Vietnamese Martyrs Church, 8181 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95828 on Thursday, April 25th.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm — Mass

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Prayer and Viewing 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Mass

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm — Sharing of Memories


San Jose service will be held at Vietnamese Martyrs Chapel, 685 Singleton Road, San Jose, CA 95111 on Friday, April 26th.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm — Prayer and Viewing 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Mass

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Sharing of Memories

Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, 4848 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136 on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00am.

Burial to follow at noon at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Road, San Jose, CA 95125.

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