Edward Keng-Oi Eu

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD KENG-OI EU March 11, 1921 - March 11, 2016 Edward Keng-Oi Eu, 95, of Honolulu was born in Singapore. He attended both Catholic and Protestant missionary schools there, then attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Wanting to diversify his business interests and liking Hawaii, Eu invested in the Honolulu automobile industry and established a home in the Islands. He was the owner of Universal Motors and was the sole agent in Hong Kong for General Motors, Buick Limousine, Toyota of Japan, Saab of Finland, Subaru of Japan, and other notable car manufacturers. He also owned Euro Motors Hawaii before selling it to Theo H. Davies and Audio Center Hawaii at Ward Warehouse. Mr. Eu served several terms as a Regent of Chaminade University of Honolulu, beginning in the 1960s. He received Chaminade's highest honor in 2001 when he was named a Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, in recognition of his outstanding service to Chaminade and the wider community. In later years, he served as a member of Chaminade's Board of Governors after being named a Regent Emeritus. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of Hawaii, Past President of the Honolulu Symphony and Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for Chaminade University, Member of the Waikiki Rotary Club, Knights of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He is survived by wife, Peggy Eu; daughter, Vivien U.; five grand- children and one great granddaughter. Services will be held on April 23, 2016 at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University; visitation at 10 a.m. and mass at 11 a.m. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to: Chaminade University of Honolulu Office of Institutional Advancement 3140 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 Or Eu Tong Sen Memorial Exchange Program c/o University of Hawaii Foundation P.O. Box 11270 Honolulu, Hawaii

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