HARMAN LUM

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

1-8-14 HARMAN LUMHARMAN LUM Age 84 of Kahului, Maui formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii died on December 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio. Harman was for many years one of the most familiar faces in downtown Honolulu, where he sold newspapers at the corner of Bishop and Hotel Streets. As described by Star Bulletin columnist, Dave Donnelly, in his Hawaii column on June 24, 1999, “Harman started selling papers in 1953, and used to sell on each day to bankers, lawyers, and other downtown business tycoons; even Governor John A. Burns, who’d pick up one on his way to breakfast at the Alexander Young Hotel’s Hob Nob Coffee Shop”. Ben Wood, Star Advertiser Columnist, described Harman as one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to selling newspapers. On Harman’s 60th birthday on June 28, 1989, then Governor John Waihee, and Mayor Frank Fasi proclaimed it “Harman Lum Day”. He never missed a day of work six days a week and retired at the age of 70. He was a volunteer at the Moiliili Senior Center and contributed money to the U.S. Special Olympics. He is survived by sister Mayette Zane; brother: Doman Lum, numerous nieces and nephews and Grand nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel. Private Inurnment. Aloha Attire.


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