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

Izabel Avedissian

Izabel Avedissian (1930-2015)

Izabel Avedissian Izabel Avedissian of Watertown, Mass., passed away on Nov. 13. She was born in Tartus, Syria, on July 15, 1930. Izabel was the beloved wife of the late Antranig Avedissian, and devoted mother of Zovig Kojanian and her husband Garbis, John Avedissian and his wife Arpy, Hilda [more...]

November 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Jirair Hovagimian feature

Jirair Hovagimian (1943-2015)

Jirair Hovagimian passed away on Oct. 25. He led a full Armenian life. He was the beloved husband of Anahid for 41 years; the loving father of Aram (wife, Sosi), Seta, and Raffi; and the dear grandfather of Vrej. He was also the loving brother of Hrant and Keghanoush. Jirair Hovagimian Jirair was [more...]

October 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

Armen Tamakian

Armen G. Tamakian (1956-2015)

Armen G. Tamakian, 58, passed away on Tues., Oct. 6, 2015, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born Oct. 12, 1956, in Detroit, Mich., to James (Jimmy) Kourken Tamakian and Madeleine (Aram) Tamakian. Armen Tamakian Armen was an active AYF Junior and Senior member in the Detroit “Kopernik [more...]

October 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

Vahak Hovnanian

Vahakn Hovnanian Passes Away at Age 83

  Vahakn Hovnanian (Photo: Photolure) Armenian businessman and benefactor Vahakn Hovnanian passed away on Aug. 31, at the age of 83, Hovnanian International announced. Vahakn Stephan Hovnanian was a successful businessman, real estate developer, and philanthropist. His companies have developed [more...]

September 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

Thomas Nishan Toumajan (1938-2014)

In Memoriam: Thomas Nishan Toumajan (1938-2014)

  Thomas Nishan Toumajan (1938-201Thomas Nishan Toumajan was born at Harvard University Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., on Sept. 26, 1938. He was the oldest of three sons of Armenian immigrants, Nishan Thomas Toumajan and Louise Adjemian Toumajan. He graduated from the highly regarded New [more...]

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Arax Kesdekian Suny (1917- 2015)

Arax Kesdekian Suny (1917- 2015)

Arax Kesdekian Suny (1917- 2015) Arax Suny died peacefully in Flourtown, Pa., at the age of 98. She died from old age with no underlying illness. The mother of Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and Linda Suny Myrsiades, Professor of Comparative Literature at [more...]

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments


Megerdich ‘Mike’ Megerdichian (1957-2015)

  Megerdich “Mike” Megerdichian was born on June 23, 1957, in Springfield, Mass., to the late Antranig and Mariam Mkrtschjan. The second of three siblings, he followed sister Varteni and was later joined by younger brother John. Megerdich ‘Mike’ Megerdichian (1957-2015) The Mkrtschjan [more...]

July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments


Rose DerSahakian, 103

Rose DerSahakian, 103, of Westborough, Mass., passed away peacefully on July 7 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughter Teresa and her husband Timothy O’Day of Westborough, with whom she lived for the past 30 years; her loving grandchildren Michael [more...]

July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kenneth Earl Najarian, MD, FSIR,

Ken Najarian (1955-2015)

Kenneth Earl Najarian, MD, FSIR, 60, of Charlotte, Vt., and of “Shore Acres” North Kingstown, R.I., an interventional radiologist and a professor of radiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on Wednesday afternoon, [more...]

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

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