2020 (GBNF)

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 (“ATBT”, BMRI)
    succeeded Dr. Mya Tu as DG
  • U Aung Thein (John Yeo, M72, US) passed away in California
  • Daw Aye Aye Cho (LA)
  • U Ba Toke (Saya of our sayas, 100 years) passed away in Yangon
  • * Daw Brenda Gyi (Maths, UN, US) passed away in New York
    Fell ill while visiting ailing spouse in hospital
    Siblings : Daw Jacqueline Gyi (Maths), U Myint Htwe
  • Dr. Dhammapiya (Sayadaw, US, Myanmar) passed away in California
    Chief Resident Sayadaw, Mettananda Vihara, Castro Valley (formerly in Fremont), California
    Patron of several religious and educational organizations
  • U Han Sein (C69) passed away in Yangon
    Known as “Tone Kyaw Ah Pho Gyi”
    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) passed away in Yangon
    Daughter of maternal aunt
    Brothers : Dr. Kyaw Nyunt Koe, U Sein Tin, U Kyaw Kyaw Win
  • Daw Hla May (Anne, English) passed away in Yangon
    100 year (or so) young
    Spouse : Saya U Ohn Khin (English)
    Son : H.E Dr. Pe Thet Khin (6-time Luyechun)
  • U Khin Aung Bo (BARB, MARB) passed away in Yangon
    Retired Saya
    Taught at BARB
    President, MARB
  • U Khin Aung Kyi (former RIT Rector) passed away in Yangon
    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
  • Daw Khin Aye Taw Tun (Marina Taw) passed away in Phillipines
    Daughter of U Hla Taw and Daw Marie Hla Taw
    Siblings : Daw Chicky Taw, Dr. Nyan Taw (SPHS63)
  • U Khin Maung Thein (ex-Minister of MOEE) passed away in Yangon
  • U Khin Maung Win (EP69) passed away in Yangon
    Fondly known as Sargalay, 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)
  • * Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, MRCP, UK) passed away in Reading, UK
    Son of U Tin U (most senior Past Captain of RUBC) and Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Nyunt (ex-BMRI, GBNF)
    Early casualty to COVID (sadly caused by controversial “Guideline” for the use of PPE)
    Former Associate Dean, Oxford University
    Will be the first to be awarded FRCP posthumously
    I chronicled events from Mid-April to May 2020
  • * Dr. Ko Ko Thant passed away in Yangon
    EENT Professor
  • U Kyaw Hlaing (PBRS) passed away in Yangon
    Brother : U Mya Hlaing (Moderator, FB Group)
  • U Kyaw Myint (Bedin) passed away in Maryland
  • U Kyaw Sein (M65, Saya) passed away in Singapore
    Expert : Mechanical Drawing, AutoCAD
  • * Dr. Kyaw Thein (Maths) passed away in Yangon
    was our Tutor in I.Sc.(A)
    Ph.D from Southampton University
    Taught Political Science in Regional College
    Former Principal, Sittwe College
    Retired Rector, ICST
  • U Kyi Soe (IC) passed away in Yangon
    Movie Actor
    Real Estate
  • U Myat Hla Sein (PBRS) passed away in an accident in Yangon
    Former Head of Yoke Shin / Movie Technology, RC2
    Father : U Chin Sein (Shwe Nyar Maung)
  • * Dr. Myat Thu Ya (Surgeon) passed away in Yangon
  • U Myint Myat Oo (40+ years young) passed away in Myanmar
    Brother : U Htet Myet Oo
  • * Daw Myint Myint Yee passed away in Myanmar
    Spouse : U Myint Lwin (Vice President, MARB, GBNF)
  • U Myint Swe (69er) passed away in Myanmar
    Nickname: Bu Thee
  • U Myint Thin (M71, Luyechun, RUBC) passed away in Singapore
  • Dr. Myint Win (UK) passed away in UK
    (Probably) Old Paulian
    Parents own food shop in SPHS
  • * U Ngwe Tun (Civil, Saya) passed away in Myanmar
    Had a bookshop
    Spouse passed away 4 (or so) years ago
    Was staying with daughter
  • Daw Ni Ni Than (M74, Sayalay) passed away in Myanmar
  • 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 and the Soe Sisters (Swimming Champions)
  • U Nyunt Win (Chemistry, Saya)
    Brothers : Dr. Ohn Kyaw (Chemistry), Dr. Myo Nyunt (Economics)
    Spouse : Dr. Khin Mar Tun (Chemistry)
  • U Ohn Maung passed away in Myanmar
    Son : U Nyunt Than (M86, UCC, BADA, NorCal RITAA)
  • Maung Pan Hmway (U Hla Myint) passed away in Myanmar
    Known for Postcard Kabyar
  • Daw San Yee passed away in Myanmar
    Mother of Ei Thet (Mrs. Htet Myet Oo)
  • Tekkatho Sein Tin (National Literary Award Winner) passed away in Myanmar
  • * Daw Shu Ti passed away in Yangon
    Spouse of Yi Pinn (M69, Dawei)
  • Dr. Soe Aung (SPHS66?, UK) passed away in UK
  • U Soe Nyunt (SPHS, Taw Win Hnin Si) passed away in Yangon
    “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) passed away in Yangon
    Spouse : U Thein Swe (EP69)
    Brother : U Ohn Maung (Anthony Sein, ChE68)
  • Dr. Thin Thin (82 years young) passed away in Myanmar
    Brother : Saya U Moe Aung (EE)
  • U Tin Myint (M, Singapore)
    Sponsor of YTU student
  • U Tin Nyunt (retired Saya, Zoology)
  • U Tin Tun passed away in Yangon in May 2020
    Spouse : Daw Aye Aye Khin
    Brother : Dr. Mg Mg Gyi (SPHS63, GBNF)
  • U Tommy (69er, EP) passed away in Myanmar
    Moulmein, Basketball
  • U Win Myint Maung (N Jar Thaing, E71 Intake) passed away in Yangon
  • U Win Tin (Chein Hoe, PBRS) passed away in Yangon
    Uncle : U Kyaw Zaw
  • U Yan Paing Soe passed away in Yangon
    Ah Nu Pyinnya Shin
  • * Dr. Yin Yin Htun (M) passed away in Yangon
    Professsor, YTU
  • U Zin Aung (PPFC)
    Former colleague of Dr. Nyan Taw (SPHS63)

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