Reflections on a shared life of love

April 12, 2022

Bernard and Pamela Lum were best friends and soul mates who shared a life full of love and laughter, traveling together abroad, enjoying good food and friends, and cheering for the University of Hawaiʻi’s basketball teams.

Bernard and Pamela Lum
Bernard and Pamela Lum

Bernard Heong Kin Lum was born in Honolulu and graduated from Kaimuki High School. He majored in accounting at UH Mānoa and continued to earn an MBA while working as a graduate teaching assistant at the School of Accounting.  In 1974, he became a certified public accountant and launched his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. — now KPMG — and after a long career in finance with G.W. Murphy Construction, a large Waikiki hotel and First Hawaiian Bank, he retired in 2011.

Pamela Reiko Lum was born in New York City and graduated from Mount Vernon High School before attending the City College of New York, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. After working for a publishing house in New York City for a while, she moved to Honolulu and spent 30 years working for what is now Territorial Savings Bank. She worked her way up from administrative assistant to treasurer and CFO, retiring the same year as Bernard.

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