Berjouhi Kailian

Berjouhi Kailian (1914-2014)

By Sahag Dakesian Born on Oct. 25, 1914, in Kghi, Western Armenia, Berjouhi (Berj) and her mother, Alem Alemian Siroonian, escaped the Armenian Genocide and immigrated to the United States in 1919. On one of the forced marches and deportations from Kghi through Erzerum, through the desert, on [more...]

May 21, 2015 // 4 Comments

The Vanda Miss Joaquim  (photo by AJC1/Creative Commons)

Dr. Jacob S. Nakshian, Jr.: An Appreciation

By Sonia I. Ketchian Dr. Jacob Sarkis Nakshian, Jr., of Attleboro, Mass., who died on Jan. 4, 2015, was the younger son born on June 17, 1927, in Providence, R.I., to Jacob Nakshian, Sr., who founded a chapter of the Armenian General Benevolent Union in Rhode Island early in the 20th century, and [more...]

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dr. Ara Caprielian

Ara Caprielian Lived the Golden Armenian Life

NEW YORK—Dr. Ara Caprielian didn’t have to mine for gold in the hills and streams of California to discover his richness. He was born with it! Dr. Ara Caprielian Those who knew him would tend to agree. He was the man behind the voice and it always came across strong and distinct. Aboard the [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Arevik and Ara Caprielian in Yerevan

Dr. Ara Caprielian (1943-2015)

Arevik and Ara Caprielian in Yerevan Dr. Ara Caprielian, 72, passed away on Tues., April 14, in New York. He was an active and dedicated member of the Armenian community. Unger Caprielian was a former member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region Central Committee, and a [more...]

April 15, 2015 // 5 Comments

Zareh Gregorian

Zareh Gregorian

Born in Tabriz, Iran, to Levon and Nektar Gregorian, Zareh Gregorian was the youngest of five brothers, Hrach, Rouben, Asik, and his surviving brother Henry. Zareh Gregorian Zareh received his early education in Tabriz and then attended Tehran University where he met the love of his life and future [more...]

April 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Charlie Jamgochian lights a final candle at his beloved St. Gregory Church.

Charlie Jamgochian Embraced His Church

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—The St. Gregory Armenian Church community has lost its oldest and most venerable member. Charlie Jamgochian lights a final candle at his beloved St. Gregory Church. Charlie Jamgochian entered the Kingdom of Heaven on March 20 after an unexpected illness. He was 94 and an [more...]

April 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Robert Kessel

Robert Joseph Kessel (1934-2015)

Robert Joseph Kessel passed away on March 1, in Gaylord, Mich. He was born in Pontiac on June 17, 1934, on Fathers’ Day. Bob was the only child of Bertram and Marguerite Kessel. His father was a metallurgist at GM Pontiac Motor Division. Robert grew up spending summers on Elk Lake, near [more...]

March 31, 2015 // 7 Comments

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Sara Vosgarichian Dedicated Her Life to the ARS

HAVERHILL, Mass.—For more than 50 years, Zarouhi (Sara) Vosgarichian was all heart and soul when it came to the Armenian Relief Society (ARS), both inside her own community and with events that demanded international attention. Sara Vosgarichian Whether it was coming to the assistance of a local [more...]

March 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

George Basmajian

George Basmajian (1943-2015)

George Basmajian passed away on March 6 in Los Angeles, Calif. Born in Aleppo in 1943, George leaves behind his loving wife, Shakeh Basmajian. He will be sorely missed by his family, which includes Mr. Roger Basmajian; Mr. and Mrs. Serouj and Mireille Basmajian and their children Patil, Decille, [more...]

March 16, 2015 // 5 Comments

Nishan Palanjian Jemaran teachers Misses Vartiter, Marjolene, and Hemine

Herminé Afarian Menakian (1929-2015): My Teacher

Herminé Afarian Menakian passed away recently, on Jan. 21, 2015.2 She was born in Damascus, Syria, to Manuel and “Filor” Afarian, forced deportees from Gurun, Turkey, who established residence in Beirut, Lebanon. Oriort Herminé graduated from Nishan Palanjian Jemaran in Beirut, where she [more...]

February 10, 2015 // 3 Comments

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