May 28, 1930 – June 23, 2018
BENNETT M. LAU ’55 was born May 28, 1930, and died June 23, 2018.
He graduated from La Sierra College in 1951 before earning his medical degree at the College of Medical Evangelists. He was a career surgeon and plastic surgeon for the United States Army, serving in the U.S., European, Korean, and Pacific theaters with honors. After retiring from private practice in Hawaii, Dr. Lau served two separate mission tours with his wife at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (1995-1997) and at Hong Kong and Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospitals (2001-2004).
A talented musician, Dr. Lau mastered the piano and organ and frequently accompanied soloists, choirs, and music groups for schools, colleges, and churches, and he will be remembered for his special choral programs for the SDA churches in Hawaii and Hong Kong. He was known for his service to God and his love toward others.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughter, DeeAnne; son-in-law, Larry K. Howell; brother, Francis Y. Lau ’47; and sister, Majella Lau Hsu.