Date: Friday May 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Location: Oakwood Cemetery
Thursday, January 4, 1962
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
57 years old
Mao Sao, 57, of Rochester, died on May 8, 2019 at his residence.
Mao was born January 4, 1962 in Battambang, Cambodia to Savin and Sareoun (Ham) Sao. As a young man, he attended school in Cambodia and at the age of 20, he emigrated to the United States to Rochester. Mao graduated from Mayo High School. Following high school, he began working as a cook at various restaurants in Rochester. He later worked for Jenni-O Turkey Inc. and was employed as a furniture-finisher for Halcon Furniture of Stewartville at the time of his passing.
Mao was a quiet, hard working man. He may not have said many words, but all those around him knew that he loved them, especially his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Hoeun Thou of Rochester; his mother and father; his children, Vanntha Thou, Chhunheang Thou, Phavy Thou, Shelley Aziminia, Marita Thou, and Marni Thou; his siblings, Savy, Savath, Liam, Leab, Lerth, Saveoun, Savong, Cindy, Savonn, and Mony; and eighteen grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his biological mother; and a granddaughter, Angelina.
A Buddhist funeral ceremony for Mao will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Following cremation, his remains will be interred at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Columbarium in Rochester.
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Phavy and family
My prayers are with you and family to day. May the memories give you strength at this difficult time. The special times help one remember and a little bit of the person stays with your heart till you meet again. I am so sorry for you loss.
I am so sorry to hear the passing of your father Pavy and my condolences to your dear family. God be with him.
My deepest condolences and sympathy to the Thou's family. I last met Mr. Mao at the Buddhist Temple in Rochester two years ago. He was a mild mannered, soft spoken man who've loved and cared for his family. He will be missed by all. May the Lord Buddha receives his soul.
I am so sorry to here about your loss. I hope that you receive comfort and strength you need during this difficult time. (2nd Corinthians 1:3,4)