MEHS 10th Reunion Banner Image




It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of John David from the Class of ’65 on May 8, 2019 in California after a long illness. John is survived by his sister and caregiver, Sharon David Lowenstein, niece Jennifer, nephew David, their spouses, a great-niece and great-nephew. Posted: 2019, May 15th.


Ko Tun Aung beloved husband of Jenny McIntosh MEHS 1961
Tun Aung (“Ko Tu”), of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at age 81 on March 11, 2019. Born on September 16, 1937 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), to the late U Aung Chein and the late Daw Than, he grew up in Burma until 1971 when he courageously walked through the Burmese jungle crossing into Thailand and immigrated to the U.S. He graduated with law degrees from University of Rangoon and George Washington University Law School. He was an International News Broadcaster at Voice of America (VOA) for 30 years until he retired in 2008. Tun is survived by his loving wife Jenny Tun-Aung; daughters, Aye Aye Mimi Tun and Waimar Tun; brother, U Than Aung; sisters, Htwe Htwe Aung and Cho Cho Aung; and grandchildren, Hannah and Jenny Hodge, Kai and Zahni Oliveira. Tun had a passion for tennis, the news and current events, playing with his beloved grandchildren, and quietly helping others.

Tun’s life was full of love and adventure spent with loved ones around the world.

He was a visionary, risk-taker, and a quiet but strong leader. In 1971, he courageously left the comforts of his homeland and loved ones to pursue a better life for his family. He risked his life, overcoming dangers on his journey including being chased by wild elephants and bitten by a poisonous snake to ultimately reach the U.S. Thanks to the kindness of many people along the way, he started a new life in Maryland, where he made new lifelong friends and rejoined former friends from Burma while never giving up hope that he would be re-united with Jenny and their two young daughters; this dream was happily realized after eight years in 1979 and the family made a new life together in Maryland.

He was a scholar, intellect, and a hard worker. In his new life in the States, he studied accounting and also received a law degree from George Washington University. He was an avid learner and reader of history, current events, world news, and politics. He applied his skills and interests working at the Arthur Ashe tennis shop, and finally at Voice of America (VOA) where he worked as an international broadcaster, producer, and editor, and mentored many junior staff along the way. He reported the news with great integrity. He was especially proud to have been instrumental in reporting Burma’s political crisis in the late 80s when VOA was a key media outlet reporting unbiased news. Even in retirement, he continued to serve as an expert commentator on a wide range of topics from the World Cup to the U.S. elections, and read the newspaper daily from front to back.

He was an advocate and enabler. Trained as a lawyer in Burma, he practiced law with a passion for helping and advocating for those who needed his services, always achieving success on their behalf. He continued his lifelong service to the community by helping countless immigrants adjust to their new lives in the US. He was a founding member of the Burma-America Buddhist Association in Maryland which is now a burgeoning bedrock of the local community. His courage and vision laid the groundwork for his own and many Burmese families thriving in the Washington DC area for generations.

He was an athlete, man of leisure, and life of the party. Tun was a graceful and gracious tennis and soccer player, playing competitively in national and international events and then playing leisurely for the rest of his life. It was through tennis and soccer that he saw the world outside of Burma and made friends from around the world. Most importantly, the sponsorship by the U.S. Tennis Davis Cup Team Manager paved the path for his entry to the States. He always spoke fondly of those who helped him immigrate to and settle in the States. He passed his passion for tennis and soccer onto his daughters and grandchildren.

He was warm, loving, caring, fair, honest, gentle, kind, social, giving, courageous, humble, unwavering in his values, the voice of reason, a mentor, and a trusted person. He lived life to its fullest.


Kathleen Zaw Win aka Ni Ni Nay Win aka Daw Kyaing Zaw Win who passed away at age 76 on March 3, 2019 in Yangon was an alumnus of MEHS and a member of the school’s hockey team.

A prominent broadcaster in the English Section of the Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) later Information and Broadcasting Department (IBD), she retired as a senior officer with the Myanmar TV.

Apart from Burmese and English she was fluent in French and German as well.

She was a belle, in her own right, when she was at MEHS with her beauty, grace and charm and till the time she passed away a well-liked and respected socialite among her friends all over the world. She will be sorely missed by all.


This is to inform you that I am deeply grieved and shocked over the sudden passing away of my beloved Father, C.R Venugopal on 25th February 2019 at the age of 74 years. His passing was peaceful and painless.
Life and death are not in our hands but we still tend to question Fate in such situations.
Though the grief was unbearable in the beginning, as the days passed, we realized that maybe this was for the best.
Things are still difficult and I am taking it day by day. My only strength is to accept the truth and move on in the knowledge that my Father is still with me always as he was in life.

May His soul RIP!!!!!!!

Prashant Venugopal (Son)
+91 9895079078

Deeply grieved sad demise of our old and beloved school mate Charles Gopaldas
He was indeed of good nature, always friendly with cheerful face.We pray to Almighty, may his
Soul rest in eternal peace and may Allah bless him with highest rewards and place him in Heaven.
Please accept mine and my family heartfelt condolences.May Allah bless and give you and all the bereaved with courage and strength on this untimely passing away of our dear old friend.
With deep sympathies and prayers.
Muhammad Amin Gaziani


Simon Winthein

It is with a heavy heart to let our Alumni know that Jimmy and Gloria Winthein’s older son Simon passed away on 3/4/2019 after suffering from Cancer for three months. He leaves behind his wife Linda and daughters Samantha and Alexandra. May Simon Rest In Peace.
To all our friends and Simon and Linda Win Thein’s friends. We the family hope that you will help donate.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday 7th March 3-4 pm at the
Sky Rose Chapel
Rose Hills Memorial


Dear Colleagues & Friend far and near ,

It is with a heavy heart to let our Alumni know that Jimmy and Gloria Winthein’s older son Simon passed away on 3/4/2019 after suffering from Cancer for three months.  He leaves behind his wife Linda and daughters Samantha and Alexandra.  May Simon Rest In Peace.

To all our friends and Simon and Linda WinThein’s friends.  We the family  hope that you will help donate.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday 7th March  3-4 pm at the

Sky RoseChapel

Rose Hills Memorial


With deepest condolences. Joseph Ko Ko Gyi. Information focal, M.E.H.S. Memorial Foundation , Yangon Working Committee. Myanmar.
Dear Colleagues & Friend far and near ,
I am very sad to inform you all that Dr. Katherine Ba Thike (age 69) passed away peacefully at her resident this morning (27.2.2019) @ 9:35 a.m. Attached please find the details as below.
With deepest condolences. Joseph Ko Ko Gyi. Information focal, M.E.H.S. Memorial Foundation , Yangon Working Committee. Myanmar.

Tommy Ba Sein @ U Aung Ye Myint (67 yrs) , B.E. Civil . MEHS / SHS(1) Dagon ,1969  passed away on 26th January 2019 @ 11:00 p.m.


Lilian’s husband U Kyaw Zan Hla passed away on Monday 4th February.

Funeral service will be held on 8 th February, 12.00 noon at Yeway cemetery.

M.E.H.S. alumni are advised to attend the funeral service.

Attached is an invitation to soonkway on Sunday 10th February at Lilian’s residence.














Johnny Saing


Arthur Chit ( U Aung Koe)

Arthur Chit ( U Aung Koe) younger brother of  (U Tha Noe), (Ossie Chit) , Ivy and Maisie Chit, elder brother  of Frank , Victor, and (Teddy Chit) passed away peacefully  on 30 August, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Mingaladon Military Hospital .


Bohmu Kyaw Lwin ( Navy 1134 Rtd)

Fraser Aung Than ( Methodist English High School ) Batch of 61.

Rtd.  Director General  (   2 Depts.   )

Age 74 years

Passed away  8/8/2018   ( Wednesday )


Daw May Than Win (Julia Thar Win) – class of 65. Age 71 years
Passed away on July 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm (Australia time) in Olivia Newton-John Austin Health hospital, Melbourne Australia.
Funeral service was held on July 18, 2018.

U Tin Hlaing Hmee ( Wilfred Hmee) – class of 61. Age 73 years
Ex Chairman(MAI) ( Board of Directors of Yangon Airways ( M.H.I )
Asleep in Jesus on 24 July 2018 ( Tuesday) at 9:32 a.m at Victoria Hospital, Yangon

Tin Maung Khin (Roland Kin) Roland Kin (Class of 1961) passed away on June 25th, 2018 from injuries sustained from a fall. Roland Kin committed his time and energy and served as the first Chief Financial Officer of MEHS Memorial Foundation, and also was a generous contributor to the MEHS Memorial Foundation Education Fund and Health and Welfare Fund.
He had also assisted in the development of the new MEHSA website.

Daw Khin Htwe Thwin (Nancy Thwin) beloved wife of Johnnie Ohn Tun (Johnny Saing) passed away peacefully this afternoon (2 June 2018) at 11:13 a.m at No: 15 F Thantaman Road , Dagon Township, Yangon. Myanmar.
The funeral services for Daw Khin Htwe Thwin (Nancy Thwin) will be held at Ye Way Christian Cemetery at 10 a.m. on 4th June 2018.

Daw May , 89 yrs (also known as Rakhine Daw May) of MEHS/ SHS No:(1) Dagon peacefully passed away this morning (24th May 2018 ) at 4:30 a.m. at her resident No: 942, ward (1) , Anawrahtar Street. Dagon Myo Thit (North), Yangon, Myanmar.
The Funeral Service will be held on 26th May, 2018 (Saturday) at Yay Way Cemetery, Yangon , Myanmar and the time will be announced later when I get more information.

Dr.Ko Ko Maw (MEHS/1971), Dental Surgeon (Age-65) passed away at 03:00 am on 22nd May,2018 (Tuesday) morning in Nay Pyi Taw.
Cause of death: Pulmonary Embolism.
Funeral Service will be held on 24th May,2018 (Thursday) in Nay Pyi Taw Kwin Gyi Cemetery

U Myo Aung ( Age 78 ) Physics teacher MEHS /SHS (1) Dagon passed away on 28/9/2013

Bernie Tin, class of 68, passed away on 16/9/2013

Margaret Flynn (Margaret Khin Maung), class of ?, succumbed to cancer and passed away on March 9th, 2018.
She is survived by her husband, Errol Flynn, class of ?, who is also suffering from cancer.

U Tin Tun Thet @ Tommy Pe Thet (Age -70) , younger brother of Dr.Aung Tun Thet @ Alan Pe Thet died 12th Feb 2017 night. The Funeral Service will be held at 04:00 pm on 14th Feb at Ye Way Cemetery.

Address of U Tin Tun Thet
No.(81/Ka) Sasana Yeiktha Road, Bahan Township,Yangon.
The News published in 13th February Kyay Mone News Paper.

Mrs. Sheila Maung Maung, mother of Hugh ( Margaret Soe Maung) passed away in Yangon on May 8, 2017. She was 96 years old. The remains were buried at Yay Way the same day according to her wishes.

Henry Kyin Thoung (Soe Naing) 1964, one of our MEHS stalwarts, passed away on May, 25, 2017 in Yangon.


A Battler, & A True Champion

Lynette Mary Anne Moss (MARILYN) (nee) Wagstaff, was born in Rangoon, Burma and came into this world on the 18th June 1949, at The Lady Dufferin Hospital

She grew up an attended St. John’s Convent & The Methodist English High School

In 1963 Marilyn moved to India, with our parents, William & Moira and lived in New Delhi & Calcutta, working at The Bank of America and Insurance.

This intrepid battler chose to set off on her own to Australia, to make a better life for her and her Family, (Mum/Dad/Sister Beverly/Grandmother and Uncles).
Without her assistance I would not have been here, and this was achieved taking on and challenges presented by the Immigration of the day.

She loved dancing, horse racing, attending functions, and travel, and was doing this this on her way to heaven, on board a Cruise Ship the night before she left us.

Her sparkling personality, effervescent nature and is reflected in the many Messages of Condolences received from ever so-wide Circle of friends

Family was Paramount to Marilyn and her many friends, to whom she would always “be there “ offering to help.

She had a knack of making new friends, instantly
Even with with a couple who we met on board the Cruse ship for only two evenings, at Dinner and they have sent floral tributes
Need I say more ?

Farewell Little Sister, you have gone, BUT will never be Forgotten

Mrs. Lilian Smith, mother of Brian, Marilyn, Frederick and Hazel Smith, passed away on September 9th, 2017.
Mrs. Smith was 97.

Dear Friends,

Sheilagh’s son 2 6:30 PM (Houston Central Time) called me to inform us that Sheilagh passed away 10 minutes ago. 10/12/17.
God bless her, may she rest in peace. We all miss her.

Let us be glad she is not suffering now. Amen!

Eddie Teoh
Sheileagh (Class of 1956/57), born April 1940, was a member of the MEHS hockey team.


  1. Roland Kin

    May 24, 2017

    This is to inform friends near and far that Margaret Gano (Myint Swe) passed away 5/24/2017 at 11:10 am after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Robert Gano, Mabel (Peter Zaw (deceased)), Gilbert (Beauty Swe), Naomi (Mike) and June (Soe Aung). Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in this time of need. May Margaret (Ju Ju) Rest In Peace. ( Reposted from a posting in MEHS Alumni Group Page on FB posted by Gloria Win Thein on 5/24/17).

  2. Roland Kin

    June 14, 2017

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of Captain U Hla Myint, husband of our classmate Augustine Limbin ( Daw Tin Swe Aye) (MEHS Class of 1961)in Newark, CA on June 12,2017. He is survived by his two sons , Kyaw Thi Ha Myint and Kyaw Moe Myint ( their spouses) and their beloved granddaughter, Tammy. May Capt. U Hla Myint Rest In Peace.

  3. Roland Kin

    January 16, 2018

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of Vicky Maung ( Class of 1961) , wife of Ko Soe Kyi ( also class of 1961) on January 11th, 2018 in Yangon. The remains were cremated at Yay Way Cemetary on January 13th, 2018. May Vicky rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences to Ko Soe Kyi and family . (Reported by Daisy Yea).

  4. Roland Kin

    February 3, 2018

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of U Win Htin ( Retd. Director General – Dept of Fisheries) , husband of Betty Kyaw Gaung ( Class of 1961) on January 31st, 2018 in Yangon. The remains were were cremated at Yay Way Cemetary on February 1st. May he rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to Betty and family .(Reported by Marie Shwe Tha )

Add a comment

You must be logged in to comment.

About Us

The MEHSA website is inspired by the desire of Juliet Teoh and Kenny Teoh to have a community of MEHS alumni where they can gather socially and keep the friendship and flame of Methodist English High School burning. The MEHSA website is a child of creative thinking and aspiration of Kenny Teoh who untiringly maintained it or 20 years.Read More…

“Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus”

Contact Us

If you want to post photos, images or contents that will stay forever, or if you have any questions regarding the MEHSA website or about MEHSA itself please  Click Here…

Skip to toolbar