Hang Pich was the youngest of six children to Khmer rice farmer parents in Battambang, Cambodia. His mother was Hun Hau and his father was Pom Pich.
Born on July 5,1942, as a young man, he became a monk early on, where he received his education.
During Cambodia’s civil war in the early 1970’s, he became a nurse’s aid. In the mid-1970’s, under the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, he worked as a construction worker and a metal smith. After escaping the Khmer Rouge, Hang taught English inside the Khao-I-Dang refugee camp inside the boarder Thailand.
In 1984, through the US refugee sponsorship program, Hang and his family – consisting of his wife, her mother, younger sister and brother, and five sons – were resettled in Amherst, Massachusetts where they began their new life journey.
Seeing a better opportunity to provide for their family, and after saving up enough money from years of hard work, in 2009, Hang and his wife, Sophan, purchased a gas station and convenience store in Monroe, North Carolina.
Those who know him, knows him for being a generous, kind, selfless and giving person. All those who knew him admired his courage and determination to protect and provide for his family, help others, and serve his community.
Hang spoke five languages, advocator of higher education, practitioner of Buddhism, builder of communities, and worked tirelessly to give back to society.
Mr. Hang Pich, at the age of 79, leaves behind a loving wife and five sons.
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