GBNF : 2017

  • In 2017, we lost several people close to us.
  • Their ages ranged from the 50s to the 90s.


U Myo Win (Melvyn, M65, Australia)

  • Taught Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering in Burma and Australia.
  • Rowed for RIT.
  • Co-managed RIT Auto Club.
  • He and Saya U Hla Myint (Charlie, M65) oversaw the RIT Gathering in Sydney in 2006 (and more).

Classmates and/or Alumni

U Myint Thein (Maung Kabar, M69)

  • Maung Kabar was a cartoon character from our younger days.
  • Core organizer for the 69ers
  • Had medical check up and treatment in Singapore, India and Myanmar, but his health gradually declined.
  • During one of my visits to Myanmar, he gave me a ride to a 69er gathering.

U Chit Tin (EC69)

  • One of Eleven students who graduated in 1969 with EC (Electrical Communications).
  • Worked for MOC/MOGE and also in Singapore.
  • Third GBNF of the 11 EC69ers.
  • U Kyaw Soe (DCA) and U Aung Thu Yein (Schlumberger) are the other two EC69ers who had left us.

U Saw Yan Naing (Bo Bo, C69)

  • From Meikhtila.
  • Settled in Mandalay.
  • We had not seen him after graduation.
  • His spouse is the cousin of Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw (EC69).

U Tin Myint (M69, US)

  • From Taunggyi.
  • Luyecun for 4th BE.
  • Represented RIT in Table Tennis.
  • Also known as L. Tan Choy and John T Lee.
  • His spouse Lyo Kyin Sein (Mabel, T69) represented RIT in basketball.
  • They settled in Union City, California.
  • I gave a eulogy at his memorial service.

Dr. Myo San (Freddie Ba San, SPHS63, IM1 70)

  • Stood 3rd in Burma in Matriculation in 1963
  • Became a surgeon
  • Took early retirement.

U Myint Sein (Veda)

  • Alumni of Private Boundary Road School, St. Paul’s High School and Institute of Economics
  • Past Principal, BARB (Burma Astro Research Bureau)
    Per his request, two of my Computer Science students — U Win Latt and U Zaw Tun — developed Veda programs for use at BARB
  • Principal, IDEA Astrology

U Aung Myint (M67, US)

  • EC member of RIT Mechanical Engineering Association.
  • Helped Win Thein (M67, GBNF) with “Set Hmu Thadin Zin” and the RIT Mechanical Magazine.
  • Worked on UNICEF projects in Myanmar.
  • NorCal RITAA and his family held Soon Kyway at Mudita Shwe Kyaung in Hayward, California, USA.

Family members of Alumni

Sayama Daw Than Than (Chemistry, USA)

  • Spouse : Saya U Khin Maung Myint (Chemistry, cousin of Professor U Aung Khin (Chemistry))
  • Son : U Wynn Myint Aung (EC76)
  • She was healthy, but unexpectedly succumbed to pneumonia.
  • Passed away EXACTLY one year after her younger son died.

U Kyaw Zaw (Movies)

  • Spouse : Daw Khin Khin Aye (Past Principal of PBRS, Education Officer of Bahan Township)
  • States Scholar to studied Motion Pictures Technology in the USA in the early 50s. He
  • Worked for the government and later for private industry.
  • His elder son Bohmu Thane Myint (BAF, MOFA) is the spouse of Daw Khin Than Nu (Glory Maung, EC70).

Dr. Barry Paw (MD, Ph.D)

  • Only child of Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF, Past President of BEA, Past President of TBSA).
  • Uncle : U Tun Thein (A67)
  • Cousin : U Robert Hla Thein (M72).
  • Professor at Harvard medical school Professor.
  • Co-founder of the Boston children Hospital.
  • Sad to learn that he passed away unexpectedly in his mid-50s.
  • Flew to Australia to see his aunt.
    Had to arrange the final journey of his uncle (aunt’s spouse).
  • On the way back, he succumbed to a heart attack in the air plane (near Denver) on Dec 29, 2017.

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