OCTOBER 31, 1968 – JULY 24, 2018
Sopheak Kong passed away on July 24, 2018, in Anaheim, California. He was born on October 31, 1968 in Cambodia to Bunlak Yuon & Kiwi Kong. He immigrated to California as a teenager and never left. Since the age of 18, Sopheak began to make a life for himself and his future family all on his own. He was a graduate of California State University of Long Beach and has worked for the City of Rancho Cucamonga for the past 18 years.
Sopheak married Elizabeth Samnang Heng and has been married to her for 17 years. They have 3 children: Ryan (14 years), Jonathan (12 years) and Angelina (9 years).
In addition to his wife, children, sister, brother, nephews and nieces, his extended family includes past and present employees of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, members of the Cambodian community, and old college classmates. A basketball coach for the past 4 years and undying supporter of his children’s sports addictions, he was also an avid sports fanatic (go Lakers!). He also loved old Cambodian music, as well as Prince, Madonna, and all 80’s music.
Sopheak will be missed by his family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure meeting him. Though he left us too young, we will always remember him in our hearts".