Family, relatives, and friends filled the Cathedral to capacity.

First Anniversary Memorial for Dr. Ara Caprielian

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The first anniversary memorial for Dr. Ara Caprielian was held on Sun., April 17, at the St. Illuminator’s Cathedral. Family, relatives, and friends filled the Cathedral to capacity. By a befitting coincidence, Requiem service was held also for the fallen heroes of recent [more...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hagop Janessian

Hagop Janessian (1942-2016)

Hagop Janessian, M.D., of Watertown, Mass., passed away on April 2. Janessian was born in Tel Abyad, Syria, on Dec. 22, 1942. He was the eldest son of Sarkis and Makrouhi Janessian. He had two brothers—Kevork and Hovannes—and two sisters—Arpine and Lousin. His younger brother, Krikor Zohrab, [more...]

April 6, 2016 // 2 Comments

Shake Aga-Sarkisian

Shake Aga-Sarkisian (1936-2016)

The Aga-Sarkisian Family has suffered a great loss. Shake Aga-Sarkisian It is with great sadness that the Aga-Sarkisian family announces the passing of beloved mother and grandmother Shake Aga-Sarkisian. Shake, the matriarch of the family, passed away on March 17, in Atlanta, Ga. at the age of 79. [more...]

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Michael Hagopian

Michael Hagopian (1951-2016)

Michael Andrew Hagopian was born on Feb. 22, 1951, in Granite City, Ill., to proud parents Andrew and Angeline Hagopian. He was the first of three boys, with brothers Stephen and Jeffrey following. Michael Hagopian Michael was raised in Granite City, where he attended elementary and secondary [more...]

March 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Harry Yangouyian

In Memory of Detroit’s Harry (Herky) Yangouyian

DETROIT, Mich.—When a community activist passes, friends mourn his loss. But Harry Yangouyian leaves as a shining activist, an honor he never sought. He just lived a full life and will be remembered for faithfully serving the St. Sarkis Church community and the ranks of the AYF and [more...]

March 18, 2016 // 2 Comments


Iris Kassabian (1932-2016)

Iris Kassabian, 84, died quietly on Feb. 4 of congestive heart failure at her home in the Esplanade in New York. Iris was born in the Armenian neighborhood near St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City on Jan. 10, 1932, to Mgrdich and Alice Noorian. After receiving her bachelor’s degree [more...]

March 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sister Hripsime Tcheftelian

Sister Hripsime Tcheftelian (1926-2016)

RADNOR, Pa.—It is with profound sorrow that the Armenian Sisters’ Academy of Radnor mourns the passing of one of its founders, Sister Hripsime (nee Marie) Tcheftelian. Sister Hripsime Tcheftelian At an early age, Sister Hripsime answered God’s call to be religious. She became a Sister of the [more...]

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sunset (Photo: Dylan Luder)

Haiganoush Magarian (1920-2016)

The Armenian community lost a fierce and devoted sister on the morning of Tues., Feb. 16. Haiganoush, of Fairfield, Conn., passed away peacefully, at the age of 95, with her loving family by her side. Born in Aintab, Turkey, on May 18, 1920, Haiganoush was one of six children to Manouel and Anita [more...]

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Marilyn Arshagouni

Marilyn Altoon Arshagouni (1935-2016)

Marilyn Altoon Arshagouni, beloved wife of Hagop Arshagouni and devoted mother of Robert, Mary (Papazian), Michael, and Paul Arshagouni, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Feb. 14, surrounded by her loved ones. Marilyn Arshagouni Born in Los Angeles in 1935 to one of the earliest Armenian [more...]

February 23, 2016 // 0 Comments


Hamazkayin Dance Instructor Tovmas Harutyunyan Passes Away

Tovmas Harutyunyan The Hamazkayin Eastern Region, Hamazkayin New Jersey, and Hamazkayin Philadelphia are extremely saddened by the untimely death of Baron Tovmas Harutyunyan. Harutyunyan was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He started dancing at the age of 9, attending the “Children’s Dance Studio” [more...]

December 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

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