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Naomi Tazian (1936-2016)

Naomi Tazian (1936-2016)

Naomi Tazian (1936-2016) Naomi “Nicki” Tazian, 80, passed away on July 10. Born July 9, 1936, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nicki was the daughter of the late Bernard and Golda (Mann) Kramer. She lived in Fort Wayne her entire life. In 1967, Nicki co-founded Z.K. Tazian Associates and over the [more...]

July 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Obituary: Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron

Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron After a long illness, Lillian Perron went Home on May 21. Lil was fortunate and happy to have the capably loving and supportive Jefferson House staff, her friends, providing for her needs. Her 80 years were spent as a resident of Hartford and Newington. An avid [more...]

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Haig Aghjayan

Obituary: Haig Aghjayan

Haig Aghjayan Haig Aghjayan, 80, of Lincoln, R.I., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 30, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Agnes (DerManuelian) Aghjayan; they were married for 55 years. Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son [more...]

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bob Semonian

Remembering Robert ‘Bob’ Semonian

By Paul Boghosian Robert “Bob” Semonian died at age 77 on June 22 following a prolonged bout with colon cancer. Bob Semonian Bob had a distinctive and driven personality that gave impetus to his legendary networking abilities as a vitally social member of the Massachusetts Armenian community. [more...]

June 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Anahid and her sister were equally known for their interpretations of the standard classical repertoire.

Anahid Ajemian Avakian (1924-2016)

Anahid Ajemian was born in New York, in 1924. She began her music studies early at the Institute of Musical Art, which later merged with the Julliard School. After graduating from the Lincoln School, Anahid continued her education at Julliard, studying violin with Edouard Dethier, chamber music [more...]

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Maestro Joseph Ichkhanian (1931-2016)

Maestro Joseph Ichkhanian (1931-2016)

Maestro Joseph Ichkhanian, born on Feb. 19, 1931, passed away on March 29. A Lebanese citizen of Armenian descent, he began playing the guitar in 1949 with Professor Vruyr Mazmanian and was subsequently offered a scholarship by the Spanish government. He continued his artistic education and music [more...]

June 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

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

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