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Edgar Housepian

Edgar M. Housepian (1928-2014)

Dr. Edgar M. Housepian, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurological Surgery at Columbia University and co-founder of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), died peacefully at his home on Fri., Nov. 14. He was 86. Edgar Housepian Born March 18, 1928 in New York City, Dr. Housepian graduated from the [more...]

December 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Peno Tontian

ARF Leader Peno Tontian Passes Away

Former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau Chairman Peno Tontian unexpectedly passed away on Mon., Dec. 15. Peno Tontian An engineer by profession, Tontian was always faithful to his Armenian identity and the ARF. He served the Armenian nation in various capacities—as a teacher, [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Vartkes Sinanian

Obituary: Vartkes Sinanian

Vartkes Sinanian passed away on Sat., Nov. 22, in Glendale, Calif. Sinanian was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 7, 1926. Vartkes Sinanian Sinanian is survived by his widow, Margo Sinanian; his son and daughter-in-law, the Honorable Judge Zaven and Armenia Sinanian; his daughter and son-in-law, [more...]

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Helen Garabedian Mikitarian

Helen Garabedian Mikitarian (1937-2014)

(The Providence Journal)—Helen M. (Garabedian) Mikitarian, 77, of Auburn, Mass., passed away on Oct. 16 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her loving family at her side. Helen Garabedian Mikitarian Helen was born in Providence, R.I., on Aug. 7, 1937, the daughter of Harry “Harootun” and [more...]

November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Stephen Hagopian

Stephen Hagopian (1928-2014)

Stephen Hagopian, a renowned expert in carpet cleaning, stain removal, and restoration for more than five decades in the Detroit metropolitan area, died on Oct. 1 in Arizona. He was 86. Steve’s talent in resurrecting and restoring fine carpets and fabrics made him the “first phone call” of [more...]

November 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Heghnar Kherdian Paloian with the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian of Chicago.

Heghnar Kherdian Paloian: The Life of a 108-Year-Old Genocide Survivor

By Deacon Charles Kherdian Hardy Heghnar (Helen) Kherdian Paloian was one of the few survivors left of that generation of Armenians who lived through the genocide of 1915. She was born in 1906 in the village of Khulakugh, located in the Western Armenian province of Kharpert. Her parents, Kevork and [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society.

Lowell ARS Loses Beloved 65-Year Member

LOWELL, Mass.—Few have given more of their lives to the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) than Rose Narzakian. Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society. Whether it was collecting food and supplies for relief victims, tending to a booth at the Lowell Folk [more...]

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Obituary: Osanna Y. (Torossian) Donoyan (1933-2014)

Osanna Donoyan, 81, of Dellwood Rd. in Cranston, R.I., passed away on Sun., Oct. 5, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late George Donoyan. Born in Syria, she was the daughter of the late Hagop and Anahid (Karamanougian) Torossian. Osanna was [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Hrair Atikian (1940-2014)

Dr. Hrair Atikian (1940-2014)

Dr. Hrair Atikian, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away on Tues., Aug. 19 in Burbank, Calif., due to complications caused by cancer. He was 74. Hrair Atikian was a resident of Sherman Oaks for 46 years, and a prominent orthodontist in North Hollywood for more than [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucy (Dulgarian) Dumanian

Lucy Dumanian: On Higher Ground

“Take my hand and lift me higher Be my love and my desire Hold me safe and honor bound Take my heart to higher ground.” … Barbra Streisand (“Higher Ground”) CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Lucy (Dulgarian) Dumanian lived a good life. She raised three wonderful children who clung to their Armenian [more...]

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

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