Chaicharn Suthammanont, loving and devoted husband, father, brother, and son, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the age of 68 due to complications arising from COVID-19. He is survived by his adoring wife, Christina; four sons, Victor, Craig Zheng, Keith, and Derek; four grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, his father, and many nieces and nephews.

Gathering Together

A Celebration of Life live service in honor of Chai, a life well lived was held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, which would have been Chai’s 69th birthday. His family and friends gathered to share stories and bask in the warmth of Chai’s love for all.

During the height of the pandemic, the family held virtual gatherings for friends and family of Chai to gather, share stories, show support and love, and remember Chai. Thank you to all who attended in-person and / or virtual memorials and for sharing your memories and the comfort you provided.

Information can be found here.

Sharing Stories

  1. Mr. Chai was one of the nicest men I have ever met he was so kind and positive and greeted…

  2. Mr. Chai was one of the nicest men I have ever met. From the first day I met him at…

You can share your own stories of Chai here.

You can also see social media posts about Chai (and the associated memories of him) here.

Honoring Chai

Chai spent his life helping others. The family requests that donations be made in his name in lieu of sending flowers.

Learn more

Take action in memory of Chai, including helping to pass the Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2022 (H.R. 8466), which will help protect federal workers.

Sharing Photos

The family is collecting photos of Chai. See the photos we’ve gathered or share your own here.

Contact the Family

If you’d like to reach out to Chai’s family directly, please email