Robert Amai

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Robert (Bob) Amai, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Sept. 4, 2017, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was a Chemistry professor at Highlands University, United World College, and Luna Community College.
He belonged to the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi and HU's Association of Emeritus and Retired Faculty.
Active in community affairs, Bob enjoyed his many years as a Kiwanis Noon Time Club member and was especially interested in K-Kids at Sierra Vista and Paul D. Henry Elementary Schools.
He was an early volunteer at the Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen and remained active there until his move to Albuquerque.
Bob is buried in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A celebration of his life was held at a Mass of the Resurrection on Sept. 20, 2017, at IC Church in Las Vegas. He leaves behind his wife, Pat; daughter, Wendy; and countless friends and former students to mourn him.
Memorials may be made to the Robert Amai Chemistry Awards Fund; NMHU Foundation, P.O. Box 9000, Las Vegas, N.M., 87701.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Oct. 7, 2017