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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

Edgar Housepian

Edgar M. Housepian (1928-2014)

Dr. Edgar M. Housepian, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurological Surgery at Columbia University and co-founder of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), died peacefully at his home on Fri., Nov. 14. He was 86. Edgar Housepian Born March 18, 1928 in New York City, Dr. Housepian graduated from the [more...]

December 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Peno Tontian

ARF Leader Peno Tontian Passes Away

Former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau Chairman Peno Tontian unexpectedly passed away on Mon., Dec. 15. Peno Tontian An engineer by profession, Tontian was always faithful to his Armenian identity and the ARF. He served the Armenian nation in various capacities—as a teacher, [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Vartkes Sinanian

Obituary: Vartkes Sinanian

Vartkes Sinanian passed away on Sat., Nov. 22, in Glendale, Calif. Sinanian was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 7, 1926. Vartkes Sinanian Sinanian is survived by his widow, Margo Sinanian; his son and daughter-in-law, the Honorable Judge Zaven and Armenia Sinanian; his daughter and son-in-law, [more...]

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

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