Aris Sevag, loving husband, father, educator, writer, editor, and translator, passed away on April 28 in his home in Jackson Heights, N.Y., after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1946 in Philadelphia to Dr. and Mrs. Manasseh Sevag, his intellectual curiosity and commitment was evident from his early years. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, this curiosity took him around the country and around the world. Ultimately, he focused on his life’s mission: to serve his Armenian nation that he loved.
In a lifetime of service as a teacher, educator, writer, activist, editor, and most notably, expert translator, his meticulous intensity, discipline, and passionate intellect allowed him to honorably and humbly serve his people throughout his distinguished literary career. His kindness, generosity, warm heart, passion for life, and robust sense of humor touched and inspired all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife Asdghig, son Armen, daughters Aida, Alice, and Ani, and brother Paul.
In lieu of flowers, donations (which will be distributed to various orphanages in Armenia in his memory) may be sent to Mrs. Asdghig Sevag, 33-39 80th Street, Apt. 2, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.