GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten) in 2020

Update : December 24, 2020

Sampling of people who passed away in 2020

Some succumbed to COVID


  • Asha Bensel Spouse of U San Lin (C69, GBNF)
  • Dr. Aung Than Ba Tu (BMRI)
    Succeeded Dr. Mya Tu as DG
  • U Aung Thein (John Yeo, M72, US)
  • Daw Aye Aye Cho (Los Angeles, US)
  • U Ba Toke (Sayagyi, 100 years)
    Children : Betty, Ye, Nellie, Pansy, Tammy, Debbie
  • * Daw Brenda Gyi (Maths, UN, US)
    Fell ill while visiting ailing spouse in hospital
    Siblings : Daw Jacqueline Gyi, U Myint Htwe
  • Dr. Dhammapiya (Sayadaw, US, Myanmar)
    Chief Resident Sayadaw, Mettananda Vihara, Castro Valley (formerly in Fremont),
    California Patron of several religious and educational organizations
  • U Han Sein (C69)
    RIT Selected for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving and Basketball
    Prisoner of Conscience (served 17 years out of the 20 year sentence by Adhamma authorities)
  • Daw Hla Hla (Cousin)
    Siblings : Dr. Kyaw Sein Koe (GBNF), Dr. Kyaw Nyunt Koe, U Sein Tin, U Kyaw Kyaw
  • Daw Hla May (Anne Sine, English)
    100 years young
    Spouse : U Ohn Khin
    Son : H.E Dr. Pe Thet Khin
  • * Dr. Jerry Aunt Khine
    Dec 10 in Yangon
    Daughter : Ma Nilar
  • U Khin Aung Bo (BARB, MARB)
    Retired saya
    Taught at BARB
    President, MARB
  • U Khin Aung Kyi (former RIT Rector)
    7th in Burma in the Matriculation examination of 1949
    BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT
    Professor and Head, ChE at RIT
    Succeeded Dr. Aung Gyi as Rector
    Taught at Rengsit University, Bangkok
  • * Dr. Khin Aye Lwin Passed away in Yangon
  • Daw Khin Aye Taw Tun (Marina Taw)
    Parents : U Hla Taw and Daw Marie
    Passed away in Philippines
  • Daw Khin Kyi Kyi (Physics)
    100 years young
    Passed away on November 27, 2020 in Yangon
    Spouse : U Thein Pe Myint
    Children : U Han Tha Myint, Daw Kyi Tha Myint
  • U Khin Maung Thein (ex-Minister of MOEE)
  • U Khin Maung Win (EP69)
    Fondly known as Sargalay and also as La Da and Galon
    Township Selection for Badminton (using experience as Training Partner for Sai Kham Pan, then Burma No 1 in Doubles and No 2 in Singles)
  • U Khin Myint
    Brothers : U Kyee Myint, U Than Myint, U Thein Myint, U Sein Myint
  • * Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, MRCP, UK)
    Parents : UTin U (most senior Past Captain of RUBC) and Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Nyunt (ex-BMRI, GBNF)
    Early casualty in U.K. to COVID (sadly caused by controversial “Guideline” for the use of PPE)
    Passed away on April 13, 2020
    Former Associate Dean, Oxford University
    Will be the first to be awarded FRCP posthumous
    I chronicled events from Mid-April to May 2020
  • “Ko Ko Gyi”
    Mother : Betty Chan Taik
  • * Dr. Ko Ko Thant
    EENT Professor
  • U Kyaw Hlaing (PBRS)
    Brother : U Mya Hlaing (Moderator, FB Group)
  • U Kyaw Myint (Bedin, US)
    Moved from New York to Maryland about a year ago
  • U Kyaw Sein (M65, Saya)
    Expert : Mechanical Drawing, AutoCAD
    Passed away in Singapore
  • * Dr. Kyaw Thein (Maths)
    Our Tutor in I.Sc.(A)
    Ph.D from Southampton University
    Taught PS in Regional College
    Former Principal, Sittwe College
    Retired Rector, ICST
  • U Kyi Lwin (EP71)
    Passed away on November 20, 2020 in Yangon
  • U Kyi Soe (IC)
    Movie Actor Real Estate
  • U Myat Hla Sein (PBRS)
    Former Head of Yoke Shin / Movie Technology, RC2, Movie
    Father : U Chin Sein (Shwe Nyar Maung) Passed away in an accident
  • * Dr. Myat Thu Ya (Surgeon)
  • U Myint Myat Oo (40+ years young)
    Brother : U Htet Myet Oo
  • * Daw Myint Myint Yee
    Spouse : U Myint Lwin (Vice President, MARB, GBNF)
  • U Myint Swe (69er)
    Nickname: Bu Thee
  • U Myint Thin (M71, Luyechun, RUBC)
    Passed away in Singapore
  • Dr Myint Win @Lim Swee
    Passed away in UK
    1965 Medical intake
    Parents owned food shop in SPHS
  • * U Myo Aung (EC83)
  • * U Ngwe Tun (Civil, Saya)
    Had a bookshop
    Spouse passed away 4 years ago
    Was staying with daughter
  • Daw Ni Ni Than (M74, Sayalay)
  • U Nyunt Shwe (Mandalay)
    Son : Saya The
  • U Nyunt Soe (SPHS, Swimming)
    National Coach
    Siblings : U Tin Soe (Johnny So Mg, RUBC), U Myint Soe (Willie, SPHS63, RUBC, BDS, GBNF), U Chit Soe, Sally Soe, Mary Soe, Muya Soe
  • U Nyunt Win (Chemistry, Saya)
    Brothers : Dr. Ohn Kyaw (Chemistry), Dr. Myo Nyunt (Economics) Spouse : Dr. Khin Mar Tun (Chemistry)
  • U Ohn Maung
    Son : U Nyunt Than (M86, UCC, BADA, NorCal RITAA)
  • Maung Pan Hmway
    Pen name of Saya U Hla Myint
    Known for Postcard Kabyar
  • Daw San Yee
    Daughter : Ei Thet (Mrs. Htet Myet Oo)
  • Tekkatho Sein Tin
    National Literary Award Winner
  • * U Sein Win (Auto69)
    Passed away on December 5, 2020
  • * Daw Shu Ti
    Spouse : Yi Pinn (M69, Dawei)
  • Dr. Soe Aung (SPHS66?, UK)
  • U Soe Nyunt (SPHS, Taw Win Hnin Si)
    “Recovered” the SPHS Honor Roll (which disappeared after nationalization)
    69er Monthly Gatherings were mostly held at “Royal Rose”
  • Daw Swe Swe Win
  • Daw Than Than Nwe (Dolly Sein, EP72)
    Spouse : U Thein Swe (EP69)
    Brother : U Ohn Maung (Anthony Sein, ChE68)
  • Dr. Thin Thin (82 years young)
    Brother : Saya U Moe Aung (EE)
  • U Tin Myint (M, Singapore)
    Sponsor, YTU student
  • U Tin Nyunt (retired Saya, Zoology)
  • U Tin Tun
    Spouse : Daw Aye Aye Khin
    Brother : Dr. Mg Mg Gyi (SPHS63, GBNF)
  • U Tommy A Nain (69er)
    Moulmein, EP, Basketball
  • U Win Myint Maung (E71 Intake)
    Pen name : N Jar Thaung
  • U Win Tin (PBRS)
    Alias : Chein Hoe
    Uncle : U Kyaw Zaw
  • Daw Wong Ngun Shu
    Daughter : Lillian Kaung
  • U Yan Paing Soe
    Ah Nu Pyinnya Shin
  • Daw Yi Yi Sein (96 years)
    Sons: Edward Thwin, Fred
  • U Zin Aung (PPFC)


The list does not include

  • Two friends of Daw Thuzar Aung
  • A friend of Sayama Daw Emma (Tin Tin Myint)
  • Two relatives of Daw Win Mar Tun

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