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Dick Janjigian and Haig Karakashian

Haig Karakashian: A Testimony of Faith and Love  

By Nancy Kalajian, JoAnn Janjigian, and Lisa Stepanian Ortiz Disabled but never limited, Haig Karakashian lived a good life—one filled with the joy of others, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God. Much of his joy came from church fellowship and the company of friends and relatives who knew him as [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian

Sosy Kadian Danced to Her Own Beat

CRESSKILL, N.J.—It was almost poetic really. Take a dance floor, introduce some Armenian music, and call Sosy Krikorian-Kadian to the forefront. A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian No, you wouldn’t have to call, probe, or invite.  It was automatic.  The dancing machine didn’t need a clue, much [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Varoujan Akribas Ekserdjian (1923-2016)

Varoujan Akribas Ekserdjian (1923-2016)

  Varoujan Akribas Ekserdjian (1923-2016) Born in Cairo, Egypt, Varoujan Ekserdjian was the middle son of immigrant parents Sepon Ekserdjian and Marie Azadian who settled in Egypt from Istanbul and Kaiseri in 1912 and 1909 respectively. Varoujan Ekserdjian spent his early childhood and youth [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

Blake Krikorian

Beloved Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian Passes Away

By Kara Swisher SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Recode)—Blake Krikorian, longtime and much-beloved Silicon Valley entrepreneur, died on Aug. 3. While the cause of his death is still unconfirmed, he was apparently struck by a heart attack while surfing in the San Francisco area. Blake Krikorian The news of [more...]

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian

Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian Kept His ‘Kids’ Together

Whether it was the altar of God or the frenzy of a basketball court—a schoolhouse room or church picnic—Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian was a “kid” at heart. Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian He never allowed his clerical collar to stand in the way of humility. If anything, it authenticated his belief that [more...]

August 4, 2016 // 1 Comment

Naomi Tazian (1936-2016)

Naomi Tazian (1936-2016)

Naomi Tazian (1936-2016) Naomi “Nicki” Tazian, 80, passed away on July 10. Born July 9, 1936, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nicki was the daughter of the late Bernard and Golda (Mann) Kramer. She lived in Fort Wayne her entire life. In 1967, Nicki co-founded Z.K. Tazian Associates and over the [more...]

July 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Obituary: Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron

Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron After a long illness, Lillian Perron went Home on May 21. Lil was fortunate and happy to have the capably loving and supportive Jefferson House staff, her friends, providing for her needs. Her 80 years were spent as a resident of Hartford and Newington. An avid [more...]

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Haig Aghjayan

Obituary: Haig Aghjayan

Haig Aghjayan Haig Aghjayan, 80, of Lincoln, R.I., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 30, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Agnes (DerManuelian) Aghjayan; they were married for 55 years. Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son [more...]

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bob Semonian

Remembering Robert ‘Bob’ Semonian

By Paul Boghosian Robert “Bob” Semonian died at age 77 on June 22 following a prolonged bout with colon cancer. Bob Semonian Bob had a distinctive and driven personality that gave impetus to his legendary networking abilities as a vitally social member of the Massachusetts Armenian community. [more...]

June 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Anahid and her sister were equally known for their interpretations of the standard classical repertoire.

Anahid Ajemian Avakian (1924-2016)

Anahid Ajemian was born in New York, in 1924. She began her music studies early at the Institute of Musical Art, which later merged with the Julliard School. After graduating from the Lincoln School, Anahid continued her education at Julliard, studying violin with Edouard Dethier, chamber music [more...]

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

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