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Gone But Not Forgotten

Updated on March 24, 2019

  • Overview
  • GBNF needing more information
  • GBNF : 1991 – 2000
  • GBNF : 2001 – 2010
  • GBNF : 2011 – 2020

Overview

  • Conventional wisdom says, “Pyauk thor thu shar hlyin tway. Thay thor thu kyar hlin may.”
  • Unconventional wisdom says, “We should maintain GBNF lists as part of the Written History of our beloved alma mater, our mentors and colleagues.
  • GBNF stands for Gone But Not Forgotten.
  • We use GBNF in the “RIT Alumni International Newsletter” and in my Posts.
  • Other posts may provide additional information for the entries in this post.

U Khin Maung Zaw (KMZ, EC76) set up three GBNF pages on ex-RIT.org web site :

  • GBNF for sayas and sayamas
  • GBNF for alumni
  • GBNF for spouses

I used it in the last stanza of my poem “SAYA PU ZAW PWE”.

Several classes maintain their GBNF list.

GBNF for the Class of 69

U Aung Min (M69) reported close to 90 entries in the GBNF list of the Class of 69. About 320 students entered the first ever 2nd BE. The list includes a few seniors who took sabbatical in their study and ended up as our classmates. 25% of our former classmates have passed away. Due to the decline of health, the 69ers chose to have two Golden Jubilees : the first in 2014 to celebrate the admission to RIT, and the second in December 2019 to celebrate the graduation of most members [in 1969].

GBNF for the Class of 70

U Ohn Khine (M70) reported close to 100 entries in the GBNF list of the Class of 70. Over 400 students entered the first ever 1st BE.

My Classmates

Among my Primary School classmates, Myo Set (son of actor Tha Gaung Gyi) was the first to pass away. He perished in a car accident.

Among my High School classmates, Min Thaw (Gilbert, SPHS63) is among the early ones to pass away. Dr. Myo San (Freddie, SPHS) is the most recent to pass away.

Tone Kyaw

One should have Samvegha (sense of urgency) after hearing the sad news. When my name sake Hla Min (Pauk Si, SPHS64, EP70) passed away in his mid-thirties, we were shocked since he seemed strong and did not wear jackets (mandated for UCC employees entering the Computer Room). He would often be seen in sport shirts. He passed away with a few months of being diagnosed with liver problem. The consultant doctor was Dr. Min Lwin (Maurice Hla Kyi, SPHS64, IM71). Ko Pauk Si was not a drinker, but other causes inflicted his liver. I became a Tone Kyaw when two government departments where I had given Guest Lectures on Computers and Applications tried to send me “Lwan Thu Pan Khwe“.

U Han Sein (C69) became a Tone Kyaw when the Organizers of the 30th Anniversary of Graduation inadvertently listed him in the GBNF list of the Class of 69. The organizers were unaware that U Han Sein was detained by the authorities after the 8-8-88 event. He resurfaced two decades later with the declaration of Amnesty.

Saya Dr. Tin Hlaing (M63) became a Tone Kyaw when his namesake Saya Dr, Tin Hlaing (formerly of Maritime Studies) passed away. Some alumni had to revoke the wrong announcement.

GBNF needing more information

The list is not exhaustive.

If you have additional information (e.g. Date of demise), please provide comments

Deans and Rectors

  • U Ba Hli (Dean)
  • Dr. Htin Aung (Interim Dean)
  • Dr. Maung Maung Kha (Interim Dean)
  • U Po Tha (Interim Dean)
  • U Yone Moe (Rector)
  • U Maung Maung Than (Rector)

Architecture

  • U Tha Tun (A, Part-time)
  • U Kyaw Min (A, Part-time)
  • Sai Yee Leik (A)

Civil

  • U Aye Win Kyaw (C)
  • U Kyaw San (C, Part-time)

Chemical and Chemistry

  • Daw Than Than (Chem)

Electrical

  • Dr. F Ba Hi (EE, Part-time)
  • U Kyaw Tun (EE)
  • C. Ping Lee (EE)
  • U Sein Hlaing (EE)
  • U Tin Swe (EE)
  • U Sein Win (EE)
  • U Thein Lwin (EE)
  • Dr. San Tint (EE)
  • U Soe Min (EE)
  • U Chin Way (EE)
  • U Tin Shwe (EE)
  • U Kyaw Naing (Sin Gwan, EE)

English

  • Sao Kan Gyi (Eng)
  • Joe Ba Maung (Eng)

Mechanical

  • U Tin Hlaing (M)
  • U Khin Maung (M)
  • U Myo Win (M)

Metallurgy

  • U Thit (Met)
  • Dr. Khin Maung Win (Met)

Mining

  • U Soe Khaw (Min, Part-time)
  • U Soon Sein (Min)
  • U Win Kyaing (Min)

Physics

  • Daw Nyein (Phy)
  • U Hlwan Moe (Phy)
  • U Saw Hlaing (Phy)
  • Daw May Than Nwe (Phy)

Textile

  • U Shwe Yi (T)
  • U Hla Shwe (T)

UCC

  • Dr. Tin Maung (UCC)
  • U Ko Ko Lay (UCC)
  • U Hla Min (CO, UCC)
  • U Mya Thein (UCC)
  • U Kyaw Nyein (UCC)
  • U Soe Myint (UCC)
  • U Shein Soe Myint (UCC)
  • U Aung Aung Thein (UCC)
  • U Ba Than Aye (Myo Myint Lay, UCC)
  • U Myint Aung (UCC)
  • Daw Aye Aye Kyi (UCC)
  • Daw Win May Thoung (UCC)
  • Daw Khin Lay Myint (UCC)
  • Daw Hla Hla Win (UCC)
  • Daw Khin Toe Nyein (UCC)
  • Daw Kyu Kyu Lwin (UCC)
  • U Win Htein (PWD) : managed EE systems at UCC

PBRS

  • U Kyaw Zaw (PBRS)
  • Daw Khin Khin Aye (PBRS)
  • U Tin Maung Thant (PBRS)

SPHS

  • Saya U Sein (SPHS)
  • Saya D’Cruz (SPHS, Australia)
  • Brother Clementian (SPHS)
  • Ms. A Benjamin (SPHS)
  • Mrs. V. Boudville (SPHS)
  • Miss Hong Kong (Ameilia Kyi, SPHS)
  • Saya U Pe Tin (SPHS)
  • Saya U Nge (SPHS)
  • Saya U Kyaw Sein (SPHS)

Doctors

  • Dr. Mohan
  • Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu
  • Dr. Mya Tu
  • Dr. Thein Toe
  • Dr. Harry Saing
  • Dr. Aung Thwin
  • Dr. Myo San

GBNF : 1991 – 2000

2000

  • Dr. Htay Lwin Nyo (EP74) : Jun 2000

GBNF : 2001 – 2010

2005

Dr. Mohan

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Dr. Mohan
  • See “Dr. Mohan” under “Doctors”.

2006

U Sein Shan

  • Saya U Sein Shan (RIT Maths) : 17th Oct 2006 (See Post)

2010

U Thein Tun Aung

  • Saya U Thein Tun Aung (M) : Nov 2010 (See Post)

GBNF : 2011 – 2020

2011

U Naing Win

U Naing Win (M70) passed away in Yangon in January, 2011. His spouse Polly Win (Polly Ba San) represented Burma in swimming. I met her at A Lo Daw Pyie Kyaung, Apache Junction, Arizona.

U Chit Po Po (M69, GBNF)

U Win Boh (Robert, EC69) wrote :

  • It is with my great sadness, to inform you that our close friend Ko Chit Po Po (M69, beloved husband of Dr. Daisy Saw) passed away at Asia-Taw Win Private Hospital YGN on 15 Jan 2011 Saturday early morning.
  • I have phoned his brother-in-Law Stanley Saw (M71) in New Zealand to convey our 69ers’ condolence.
  • His daughter Thiri Po in Sydney will be leaving soon to YGN for funeral.
  • Kindly pass on this message to Ko Chit Po Po’s friends far and near.

U Thein Swe (EP69) wrote :

  • It is sad news. Ko Chit Po Po (M69, ex-irrigation, tall and smiling Yangonite) passed away.
  • He and his brother (Dr ?) U Chit Ko Ko were close friends of my spouse’s brothers.
  • Before he went back to Yangon he stayed in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand, etc. After he quit Irrigation Dept he ran an engineering (medium sized) company of Installation and Services for Air-cons and refrigerators, etc. in Lanmadaw Township.
  • He was a friendly classmate.
  • Unwillingly or in sadness we have to lose another friend.

U Tin Myint (John, M69) wrote :

  • It is a shock to me in hearing the sad news of Ko Chit Po Po, who was a very close friend, co-worker and also my lunch mate in the Irrigation Department at 81/2 mile workshop location.
  • He and I and another classmate rode the same Mazda car to work and coming back from work everyday.
  • He and I ate our lunch everyday.
  • I still remember vividly that during lunch time, after opened his lunch box and discovered fried shrimps, he would offered me his jumbo shrimps and skipped his lunch.
  • I enjoyed shrimps while he had no interest in shrimps.
  • He and I usually had one e-mail/year with exception of having two e-mails the most.
  • This year I received his e-mail once and I tried to have more e-mails and more info from him.
  • Now I received this sad news.

U Aung Thu Yein (EC69) wrote :

Our Colleague/Comrade/Friend – Chit Po Po,

  • We will miss you.
  • Just talking about you a few days ago.
  • Why so fast?
  • Why so sudden !!!

True Friends – Their Top 10 Characteristics (By Martin Sawdon)

  1. When you forget the song in your heart, a friend is someone who sings it back to you. (Helen Steiner)
  2. A friend’s support is unconditional: when the going gets tough a friend is right there beside you.
  3. A friend has seen you at your worst and loves you even so.
  4. A friend is someone with whom you can share secrets in confidence.
  5. You can phone a friend for help even in the middle of the night.
  6. A friend is honest with you, deflates your ego and inflates your Self.
  7. A friend shares your sense of humor, provides nourishment and inspiration for the mind.
  8. A friend is drawn to you not for what you are but who you are.
  9. When you share your wildest dreams, a friend is someone who replies, quote, How can I help? unquote.
  10. Thinking about Needs and Values, once you have recognized those Needs which,satisfied, enable you to be the best person you possibly can be, a friend will help you get them met.

U Sein Tin (“Omega”, Pathein, M 69) wrote :

  • We are feeling very sorry like you.
  • Our ages are at the sunset.
  • So take care of our health first and last.

Ivan Lee (Khin Maung Oo, M 69) wrote :

Dr. Daisy Saw and family:

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
  • We will remember him forever.

Daw Yi Yi Khaing (Vilma, ChE69) wrote :

  • I have a photo, which was taken at our gathering on 17 March 2010 by 69ers for KCPP’s visit to Singapore.
  • We were all very happy to meet him then!!

Editor’s Notes :

  • Ko Chit Po Po is an expert at playing Burmese Harp.
  • I met Zeyar Po, Ko CPP’s son, in Sydney in 2006 along with his maternal uncle Ko Stanley Saw.
  • Ko Chit Po Po represented RIT in rowing along with Ko Aung Lwin (Jasper Wu, Canada), Ko Aung Tun Oo (Dennis Smithers, Australia), Ko Wunna Sithu (US) and me.

2012

U Thein Han

  • Thein Han (E) : 18th May 2012

U Han Tun

  • Saya U Han Tun (M) passed away on September, 2012.
  • Per his request, the body was donated to MC2.

Kyaw Sint

  • Kyaw Sint (Edward Tai) (Tex 70, SPHS 63) is the beloved husband of Dolly Kamdar, father of Marlar and Noel, grandfather of three.
  • He passed away on November 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm.
  • He is the brother-in-law of Malcolm, Margaret (Tin Mg Lay [M 69]), Jannette, Ruby, and Pearl.

Khin Maung Toe

  • Nationally acclaimed vocalist
  • Produced Thamudaya Kyaung 1 and 2
  • Passed away in Singapore

U Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, EC69, GBNF)

Collegiate Scholarship Winners from SPHS in 1963

SPHS 63 (Aung Thuyein is second from right)

The group photo shows :

Standing (L to R) :

  • Hla Min (7th)
  • Khin Maung Zaw (Frank, 17th)
  • Nyunt Wai (Victor, 4th)
  • Thein Wai (5th)
  • Maung Maung Kyi (11th)
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie, 13th)
  • Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny, 9th)

Seated (L to R) :

  • Min Oo (Kenneth, 2nd)
  • Khin Maung U (George, 1st)
  • Myo San (Freddie, 3rd)

Best Friends

Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, SPHS63, EC69, GBNF) is the younger brother of Dr. Thet Htar Way (GBNF).

He read notes to his best friend Nyunt Wai (Victor), who fell sick before the Matriculation examination.

Nyunt Wai stood 4th in the Matriculation examination. Aung Thu Yein stood 13th. Both won the Collegiate Scholarships of K75 per month along with eight of their classmates.

Studies and Career

He was one of the eleven students who graduated with EC (Electrical Communications) degree in 1969.

He is seen third from right in the back row of the Group Photo taken in 2009 (30th Anniversary of Graduation).

F Block Soccer Team

He played soccer for the F Block team. He can be seen third from left in the back row. Sad to note that Myint Thein (Kabar, M69, 2nd from left) and Tun Oo Khine (EP69, rightmost) are GBNF.

He worked at MOC and Schlumberger.

Smoking and Drinking

  • Before attending RIT, he was a non-smoker and a non-drinker.
  • He claimed that he started smoking at RIT to warn off mosquitoes in the rest room of the hostel.
  • He accompanied some of his hostel friends to celebrate with drinks after taking the mid-term and final examinations.

Farewell

During one of my visits to Yangon in 2012, Zau Lai picked me up first and then Brownie.

Brownie jumped into the car without changing into new clothes and without locking his home and gate. He trusted people.

Due to his medical conditions, his doctor has advised him to stop smoking and drinking.

Seeing his long lost friends and with the persuasion of Duwa Zau Lai, Brownie found an excuse to take a drink “just one more time”.

Last Days

The Monthly Breakfast Gathering at Royal Rose (Taw Win Hnin Si) had bad news. We learned that Aung Thu Yein had slipped and fell a his home. His son (a medical doctor) rushed him to the RGH Neurological Ward.

After the gathering, several of us visited the RGH Neurological Ward.

I spent a few days as a temporary monk at Kaba Aye Sun Lun Gu Kyaung with U Wara (Win Paing, ChE70) as my preceptor.

The 69ers learned about the demise of Aung Thu Yein, but they chose not to inform me and disrupt my meditation practice at the monastery.

GBNF

Among the eleven EC69ers, Ko Kyaw Soe was the first to pass away.

Ko Aung Thu Yein became the second to pass away.

Ko Chit Tin became the third to pass away.

May they all rest in peace.

2013

Than Myint (’64 Intake, Ah Nu Pyinnyashin)

Dear Friends,

Sad to inform that Than Myint (’64 first year intake Roll No. 168) had passed away on 23rd January 2013 at Asia Royal Clinic. The funeral was at Ye Way cemetery on 25th January. I knew about his demise from the newspaper. He was a musician and vocalist, and a Burmese Guitar virtuoso.

U San Htay (B. E. Metallurgy) 1973 Batch.
Retired Brigadier General passed away on 24 March 2013 in Victoria hospital.
His remains were cremated at Yayway cemetery on 26 March 2013, 2 p.m.

Bohmu Myint Swe (Retd) BE Civil (78 Batch) passed away on March 22, 2013.

Maung Htay wrote:

I am very upset. I know him. His nick name GiGi. He performed half man and half woman show on RIT concert. We lived in Thamine Hostel together when we are in RIT.

Saya Allen Htay

Condolences from Ko Ben Aye Maung (Htin Myaing, A66)

Dear Muriel,

It is with great sadness to learn that your beloved husband Saya Allen Htay passed away on 19 March 2013. I just found out from the RIT Alumni newsletter.

Please accept my deep & sincere condolences to you & your daughters.

Saya Allen was a gentle kind hearted person as well as a good compassionate teacher. He will be sadly missed by all his friends, colleagues and students.

Please be consoled by the Buddhist philosophy of the Law of impermanence and that we will all have to part with our loved ones one day.

With deep sorrow,
Ben Aye Maung

PS
The last time we all met together was in happy times at the Bangkok MEHS Reunion in 2008. I still have the group photo which included us & some other friends, that you sent me, which will serve as a fond memory.

Condolences from Saya U Min Wun (C)

Today I found out that Saya Allen Htay has recently passed away. I would like to convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to Ma Mu and her family.

In 1957 when I taught the Final Year CE class I noticed a group of highly intelligent students and Allen Htay was one of them. When he graduated the next year he was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer together with Ko San Hla Aung and Ko Win Thein.

Allen Htay was later sent abroad to Harvard University to study Soil Mechanics. He then left R.I.T. to work abroad. Later on he joined CalTrans [California Department of Transportation] until he retired due to his illness. The other day one of my RIT colleagues reminded me of the longevity of most of the senior CE staff, beginning from Saya Nam Kock, Dr. Aung Gyi, Dr. San Hla Aung, Dr. Win Thein, Allen Htay, and me. All of us are approaching and/or surpassing 80.

Now one of us is already gone and he’ll be missed.

From Daw Khin Khin Kyu (Ann, A 67)

My deepest & sincere condolences to Ma Ma Mu & Family.
You will be deeply missed by all of us.

Saya RIP.

Khin Khin Kyu (A 67)

From Saya U Myo Win (Melvyn, M/Ag 65)

Dear Muriel & family,

Please accept our heartfelt deepest condolences and sorrow. Allen is one of our nicest sayas and he is always smiling and a happy person.

He will be greatly missed by all Myanmar engineers.

Myo & Nu Win ( Melvyn Ba Tin & Noreen Aungyaw)

From Saya Dr. Chris Lee (L. Tin Htun, EE 59)

Dear Ko Hla Min:

We are greatly saddened to learn about the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Mr. Allen Htay. Please convey our deep condolence and sympathy to all members of his family.

Sincerely,
Chris and Pam Lee

From Saya U Nyo Win

Maurice and All,

Please convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to Allen’s family. Please include me in any and all arrangements for the funeral.

With great sadness,
[Saya Dr.] Nyo Win (M 65)

(9) From Saya KC

Hi Maurice,

I am saddened by the bad news. Please convey my condolences to Daw Mu Mu and her family and let me know the funeral arrangement once it is confirmed. Also count me in your arrangement of expressing our grieve. Thank you.

Regards,
[Saya] KC Chiu (ChE 63)

Saw Linn (C71) wrote :

Sad News.

Saya Allen Htay passed away on 19-03-2013.

Win Khaing (M75) wrote :

Dear U Saw Lin

Pls convey my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family of Saya Allen Htay.

With regards
U Win Khaing President MES

U Moe Aung wrote :

Saya was a very gentle and soft-spoken person.

Please convey my deepest condolences to his wife Daw Mu Mu Khin and family.

Tunaye Sai wrote :

Very sad to hear this news.

Please convey my condolences to saya’s family.

Myint Pe wrote :

Very sad to hear about SA YAR’s news.

Aung Kyaw Myat wrote :

Deep Condolences to Saya’s Family.

U Kyaw San Win wrote :

He is genius and good teacher for us.
We miss him forever.
This is life.
Please convey our condolences to his bereaved family.

U Kyaw Sein wrote :

I can still remember Saya’s soft-spoken manner of conducting lectures. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

Tin Lin wrote :

May you rest in PEACE Saya Allen Htay!
My deepest condolence to saya’s family.
This is the final journey of our life to pass through one day.

Than Po wrote :

ၾကယ္တပြင့္ေၾကြျပန္ပါျပီ။ မိသားစုနဲ႕ထပ္တူထပ္မွ် ၀မ္းနည္းအပ္ပါတယ္။

ဆရာေကာင္းရာသုဂတိလားပါေစ။

Hla Thaung wrote :

Very sorry to know that.
Saya, may you rest in peace!
My deep condolence to Saya’s family.

2014

  • U Maung Maung (T) : 31st Aug 2014

In February 2014, Daw Helen Lim, 88+ years young passed away. She is the mother of Margaret Lim and Daisy Lim. She is the aunt of Saya U “Charlie” Hla Myint (M 65), U Michael Lim (C74), Daw Kyu Kyu Lin (T75) and Dr. San Lwin Lin (EC77) .

Another matriarch Daw Kyin Shwe, 98+ years young, passed away at 7 am on February 8, 2014. She is the mother of U Nyunt Tin (M 70, RIT table tennis), Daw May Win Kyi (my primary school classmate), the late Daw Khin Pa Pa (Mrs. Sein Yaung, M 67), and U Nyunt Tun (Kha mee kha met of Daw Kyu Kyu Lin).

သူငယ္ခ်င္း ဘေသာ္ ( ခ) စိုး၀င္းေသာ္ Mechanical 1987 ( 1991 ) သည္ ၇ ၊ ၂ ၊ ၂၀၁၄ ေန. ေန.လည္တြင္ မႏၲေလးၿမိဳ.တြင္ ကြယ္လြန္သြားၿပီျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းၾကာသိရသျဖင္. မိသားစုႏွင္.ထပ္တူ ေၾကကြဲ၀မ္းနည္းရပါသည္။
၁၉၈၇ ႏွင္.၁၉၉၁ ဘြဲ.ရ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာမ်ား ႏွင္. ဗိသုကာမ်ား
ရန္ကုန္စက္မွဳ တကၠသိုလ္ ( RIT )

2015

  • Sein Sein (T) : 19th Feb 2015
  • Myat Soe (Myint Soe, E) : 22nd Mar 2015
  • Myo Thaw : May 2015
  • Chit Khin (A) : 23rd June, 2015
  • Htike Nyan (E) : 26th Oct 2015
  • Nay Win (M69)
  • Win Naing (Dicky, M69)

2016

  • Aung Law Ha (Min) : 30th Jan 2016
  • John Krasu : Mar 2016
  • Aye Than (E) : 25th Apr 2016
  • Khin Maung Pun (Pet) : Oct 2016
  • Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu, mother of U Win Htut

2017

  • U Boon Pin : 19th Mar 2017
  • Dr. Aung Thwin (Alfred, SPHS63, USA) : Mar 2017
  • Kyaw Swe Thet (M)
  • Saya U Myo Win (Melvyn, M65, Australia)
  • U Aung Myint (M67, USA)
  • U Tin Myint (M69, USA)
  • U Myint Thein (Kabar, M69)
  • U Chit Tin (EC69)
  • Saya U Thein Lwin (EE, Singapore)
  • Sayama Daw May Than Nwe (Phy, Singapore)
  • Dr. Myo San (Freddie, SPHS63)
  • U Myint Sein (Bobby, SPHS64)
  • Saw Yan Naing (C68) : 3rd Dec 2017
  • U Boon Pin

U Boon Pin

U Boon Bin (Class of 48/49), father of Ko San Lin (Robert, EC73) and uncle of Ko Johnson Lim, Chan passed away peacefully in Taiwan on March 19, 2017.

Dr. Aung Thwin (SPHS63)

Dr. Aung Thwin (SPHS63)

U Myo Win

U Myo Win and Auto Club Members

Saya U Myo Win (Melvyn, M65, Australia) rowed for RIT. He co-managed the RIT Auto Club. He and Saya U Hla Myint (Charlie, M65) oversaw the RIT Gathering in Sydney in 2006 (and more).

U Aung Myint

U Aung Myint (M67, US) worked with U Win Thein (M67, GBNF) on “Set Hmu Thadin Zin” and Mechanical Magazine. He passed away in Northern California, USA.

U Myint Thein

Yet Lei Invitation for Kabar

U Myint Thein (Kabar, M69) was a Core organizer from the Class of 69. He found his health deteriorating while doing medical check up and treatment in Singapore, India and Yangon. He passed away on 24th Oct 2017

U Chit Tin

EE69

U Chit Tin (EC69) moved back to Yangon after working in Singapore for several years. There were only eleven who graduated with EC (Elecctrical Communications) in 1969. Three are now GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten). U Kyaw Soe, U Aung Thu Yein (Brownie) and U Chit Tin have left us.

U Chit Tin (EC69, Nyaung Oo) succumbed to liver cancer on (9 November, 2017) 1:30 pm at his home. Per his wish, the services were performed the same day.

Two Fallen Comrades (Ko Chit Tin and Ko Myint Thein)

Ko Chit Tin and Ko Myint Thein (Kabar) are remembered by their 69er classmates. They passed away within five weeks.

From Ashin Pannagavesaka

GBNF. We are also bound to follow our dear friends, sooner or later.

From David Myint Thein

We can’t say when, but, definitely, we have to follow Maung Kabar and Bo Chit one day.

From Myint Myint

ၾသ ျဖစ္ရတယ္။ သတိရပါတယ္ သူငယ္ခ်င္း တို႔ ကို။

From Tobias Ku

Just a matter if time. Sooner or later we’ll be seeing each other again. Come heaven or hell. RIP KCT.

From Zau Lai

What will be will be. After 20 years the most we all (RIT 69ers) will be gone. From dust to dust. Care one another while we are still here on this earth. My father and my mother were gone. I also must be gone when the time comes. I have no plan to say “No”.

From Ngwe Tun Tun

It is a universal truth my friend KAGS. We must follow this path now and then.

From Ko Thein Swe (EP69)

We (Saw Aung (Rakhine), Zaw Win M69, Nyaung Oo, now Thailand, Ko Chit Tin and I) were together studying in I.Sc A in Mandalay university before joining RIT.

From Ko Aung Khin (EP68)

Please convey my condolences to the family of U Chit Tin.

From Ko Aung Kyaw Pe (EP69)

Very sad to hear the demise of our friend, Ko Chit Tin. It was a shocking news.

From Ma Saw Yu Tint (Alice, T69)

To meet, to love and to part, c’est la vie!!!
So my dear friends do send me flowers when I leave.

From Ko Aung Myint (M69)

Saddened to hear the demise of our friend Ko Chit Tin. I met him a few times in Singapore when he was working there.

My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

U Saw Yan Naing

U Saw Yan Naing (Bo Bo, C69) was a room mate of Ko Tun Aung Gyaw (EC69) at RIT. Both were from Meikhtila. After graduation, he moved to Mandalay. We had not seen him after graduation. He married a cousin of Ko Tun Aung Gyaw.

U Tin Myint

U Tin Myint hosting U Daniel Tint Lwin in San Francisco

U Tin Myint (L. Tan Choy, John T Lee, M69, USA) matriculated from Taunggyi. He was Luyecun for 4th BE. He represented RIT in Table Tennis.
He married Lyo Kyin Sein (Mabel, T69), who played basketball for RIT. They settled in Union City, California. Their daughter (a medical doctor) asked me to give a short address at the funeral service of Ko Tin Myint.

Dr. Myo San

Dr. Myo San (Freddie Ba San, SPHS63, IM1 70) stood 3rd in Burma in the Matriculation of 1963. He became a surgeon, but had to take early retirement.

U Myint Sein

U Myint Sein attended Private Primary Boundary Road School (PPBRS) before moving to St. Paul’s High School (SPHS). He matriculated in 1964 and studied B.Com at the Institute of Economics (IE). He is a cousin brother of U Nyunt Tin (M70, RIT Table Tennis).

He served as Principal of BARB (Burma Astro Research Bureau). He taught Medical Astrology at the School of Indigenous Medicine (Taing Yin Saya Pyinnya) in Mandalay. He later founded “Idea Astrology”.

He is GBNF.

Daw Than Than

Sayama Daw Than Than (Chemisty) is the spouse of Saya U Khin Maung Myint (Chemistry, GBNF) and the mother of Ko Wynn Myint Aung (EC76).
She was healthy, but unexpectedly succumbed to pneumonia. She passed away exactly one year after her younger son died.

U Kyaw Zaw

U Kyaw Zaw is the spouse of Sayama Daw Khin Khin Aye (Past Principal, Boundary Road School). He was States Scholar in the early 50s. He studied Motion Pictures (technology …) in the USA. He is the father of Bohmu Thane Myint (spouse of Ma Khin Than Nu (Glory, EC70)).

Dr. Barry Paw

Dr. Barry Paw (MD, Ph.D) is the only child of Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF, Past President of BEA, Past President of TBSA). He is a nephew of U Tun Thein (A67) and a cousin of Ko Robert Hla Thein (M72). Dr. Barry is Harvard medical school Professor, Boston children Hospital co founder. He succumbed to a heart attack.on Dec 29 in Denver when he flew back from Australia after visiting his aunt and her spouse who passed away unexpectedly. Dr. Barry had to arrange the funeral services of his uncle.

2018

  • U Maung Maung Swe : Jan 2018
  • U Than Naing (Saya Gyi) : 29th Jan 2018
  • U Maung Maung Than (M) : 8th Jul 2018
  • Saya H Num Kok (C, USA) : 12th Jul 2018
  • U Cho Aye (M70) : 7th Aug 2018
  • U Thein Htun (M) : 29th Aug 2018
  • U Aye Kyaw : 12th Oct 2018
  • Daw Khin Than Win (T70) : 3rd Sep 2018
  • U Hla Moe (U Kyin Sein, Phy) : 4th Nov 2018
  • U Khin Kyaw (SPHS 70/EP 76/ex-YCDC) : 18th Dec 2018
  • Dr. Daw Kyin Yee, spouse of Saya U Kyaw Myint (M64) : Dec 2018
  • U Ne Win Myint (Victor, ChE66, USA)
  • Darren Lee (M62, USA)
  • U Kyaw Min Than

U Nyunt Than (M86) wrote :

Our classmate Daw Khin Htwe Yee (M86) passed away on Jan 6th., 2018.

Myanmar Community in SF Bay Area

  • Two members from the Myanmar Community in the San Francisco Bay Area lost their beloved ones.
  • Ms. Yasmin Vanya, Secretary of Burmese American Women’s Alliance (BAWA), lost her beloved mother. Yasmin is a cousin of Saya Bilal Raschid (C56, Architect).
  • U Maung Maung Latt, President of Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) lost his beloved wife. He was elected as MP of Beelin Constituency in the 1990 elections.

U Aye Kyaw

Khin Maung Than wrote :

RIT (65>>71) batch Electrical မွဦးေအးေက်ာ္ ကြယ္လြန္ေၾကာင္းၾကားသိရပါသည္။ စိန္ေပၚ(လ္)ေက်ာင္းသားေဟာင္းတဦးပါ ။1965 Matric ျဖစ္ျပီး အမ်ားက UN ဦးသန္႔ ႏွင့္ဆင္၍ ဦးသန္႔ဟုပင္စေနာက္ခ့ဲၾကပါသည္။စိန္လ်ွံသို႔လာေလ့မရွိပါ။ အမ်ားသိေစရန္အေၾကာင္းၾကားျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။
ကိုေအးေက်ာ္ ေကာင္းရာသုဂတိ ေရာက္ပါေစ။

U Aye Kyaw (GBNF) 

U Kyaw Min Than

U Kyaw Min Than is the younger brother of Saya Dr. U Win (USA).

ဦး၀င္း (USA)၊ ဦးသန္းၿကဴ (၇န္ကုန္)၊ တို့ဇ။္ ညီ ၿဖစ္သူ၊ ေဒၚၿမၿမသန္း (USA)၊ ဦးေအးသန္း (၇န္ကုန္)၊ ဦးေထြးသန္း (၇န္ကုန္) တို့ဇ။္ အစ္ကိုၿဖစ္သ ူဒု-ဗိုလ္မွဴးၾကီး ေဟာင္း ဦးေက်ာ္မင္းသန္း (၆၂ ႏွစ္) သ ည္ ၿပင္ဦးလြင္ၿမိဳ့ စစ္ေဆးရုံ တြင္ ၉-၂၂-၂၀၁၈ ည ၈:၃၀ နာ၇ီ တြင္ နွလုံး ေ၇ာ၈ါၿဖင့္ ကြယ္လြန္သြား ပါသၿဖင့္ ညီငယ္ ေကာင္း၇ာ သု၈တိ သို့ လားပါေစေသာ၀္။

2019

  • Dr. Chan Nyein (M67) : 23rd Jan 2019
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