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 // 1 Comment

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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

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian (1931-2015)

Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian, 83, of Frederick, Md., passed away on Mon., Jan. 19, at 2:50 a.m. Bedros Sarkis Kolandjian Kolandjian was born on July 9, 1931, in Sudan, to the late Sarkis and Iskouhi Kolandjian. Bedros lived life to the fullest and was a loving and generous father, grandfather, brother, [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Peter Koutoujian

Peter Koutoujian (1937-2015)

Former Waltham City Clerk Peter Koutoujian died suddenly at his Waltham home on Fri., Jan. 16. He was 77. Peter Koutoujian Peter was born in Boston on Jan. 20, 1937, a son of Armenian immigrants Abraham and Sarah (DerBedrosian) Koutoujian, and moved to Waltham as a child. He was a graduate of [more...]

January 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Clifford Melikian

Clifford Melikian (1920-2015)

Clifford Melikian, 94, of Walnut Creek, Calif. died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2015. Clifford was born in Fresno on Dec. 30, 1920, to the late Gunyas and Nuritza Melikian. He grew up in the midst of a vibrant Armenian-American community that formed the basis for his lifelong love and service to the [more...]

January 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

Lenore Arabian

Obituary: Lenore Arabian

Lenore (Hagopian) Arabian of Belmont, Mass., passed away on Jan. 11. She was the devoted daughter of the late Arthur and Paris (Tookoian) Hagopian; beloved wife of Att. Gregory H. Arabian; dear sister of Gregory and his wife Joan (Abodeely) Hagopian of Fla.; aunt of Gregory Scott Hagopian of [more...]

January 14, 2015 // 1 Comment


Lazarus ‘Larry’ Chukoian (1922-2014)

Lazarus “Larry” Chukoian, a long-time resident of Maywood, N.J., passed away quietly on the morning of Christmas Eve. He was 92. Larry, the son of Angel (Kadian) and Nishan Chukoian, was born on Nov. 21, 1922, in Providence R.I. He moved to New York City as a teenager and joined the [more...]

January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onnig Hachigian

Obituary: Onnig Hachigian (1924-2014)

On the afternoon of Dec. 13, the Detroit-Armenian community lost one of its most prominent elders, Onnig Hachigian. Onnig Hachigian Onnig was born on July 22, 1924, in Massena, N.Y., the son of Takvor and Heghina Hachigian. When he was four years old, the family moved to Detroit, Mich. Onnig was a [more...]

December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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