OWEN SOY HUNG LOUI
OWEN SOY HUNG LOUI Owen Soy Hung Loui, 103, passed away on August 3, 2014. He was born on May 5, 1911 in Honolulu, to Koon Chan and Leong Shee Loui, the sixth of nine children. He grew up in Nuuanu and Kaimuki, attended Lili'uokalani School, and graduated from McKinley High School in 1929. Foregoing college to help his family, he worked as a bookkeeper, then accountant for 19 years, gaining experience at Young, Lamberton and Pearson, CPAs. In 1946, while taking a CPA review course in New York, he met his future wife, Marjorie, a Columbia U graduate student from Sacramento, CA. He opened his own accounting firm, Owen Loui and Co., CPAs in 1948. He was elected president of the Hawaii Society of CPAs in 1966-1967. He and Marjorie had 6 children and were married for 50 years. He is survived by his children; Peter (Lorraine Ota), Jacqueline (Steve Spielman), Elizabeth (Russell Tom), Katherine (Neal Akamine), and Paul (Masanna Sy) of California; grand- children Christine, Sarah, Matthew, Tyler, and Madeline Loui, Elysse and Kaitlyn Tom, and sisters Mildred and Lucille Louis. He was an avid sportsman, playing on the Chinese Amateurs baseball team in the 1930s. He became a Hawaii top-ranked tennis player, coaching mens tennis at the UH in the 1930s and 40s. He also coached in the Kahala Little League. As a teenager he started caddying at Waialae Golf Course when it opened in 1927, joined the Longwood Golf Club, and was an Ala Wai Golf Course regular. Playing golf almost daily into his 90's, he walked the course and carried his golf bag. It was his favorite pastime. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie in 2001, son Timothy in 2004, sisters Berthie, Rose, Helen, and Lillian Louis, and brothers James and Leighton Louis. A private graveside service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on November 1. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to 940 Noio Street, Honolulu, HI. 96816, or www.forevermissed.com or emailed to email@example.com. Donations can be made in his memory to a favorite local charity.
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