Son Huong Trinh
Son Huong Trinh
  • August 19, 1940 - July 2, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dr. Son Huong Trinh, M.D. passed away peacefully on July 2, 2017 at the age of 76. A dedicated family man and compassionate physician, Dr. Trinh was widely respected and admired by many. Born in Hai Duong, Vietnam, he graduated from the Saigon Medical School with a specialty in Radiology. He served in the army as a staff physician and later as the Chief of the Specialty Departments at Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital in Hue until 1974. He joined the staff of the Cong Hoa General Medical Hospital in Saigon until the fall of Vietnam in 1975. After moving to the United States, he practiced at Hammond State School for many years before completing his training in psychiatry at Tulane University. As a psychiatrist he focused his efforts on providing mental health services to those who were disadvantaged and underserved. His long and successful career culminated as the medical director of River Parish’s Mental Health Center in La Place, LA. Dr. Trinh is survived by his wife, Ha Hoang, his daughters, Nhi-Ha Trinh and her spouse Jeff Schneider, and Sonya Trinh and her partner Michael Steele. He also leaves to cherish his memory two grandchildren, Lam Son and Xuan Mai Schneider, his siblings, Hai Trinh, Minh Trinh, Bich Trinh, Van Trinh, and, Xuan Son Trinh, his American family, Mrs. Marilyn Lewis and the entire Lewis family, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans LA, 70124 on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Visitation will begin at 2pm, with a service to follow at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in his memory to the Ochsner Cancer Campaign. Contributions can be made online at or check payable to Ochsner Cancer Campaign can be mailed directly to: Ochsner Health System, Department of Philanthropy, 1514 Jefferson Hwy, BH 607, New Orleans, LA 70121.