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Ardashes (Arthur) Avedis Aykanian (1923-2016)

Ardashes (Arthur) Avedis Aykanian of Laguna Hills, formerly of Wilbraham, Mass., passed away in his home on Sept. 10. Ardashes (Arthur) Avedis Aykanian (1923-2016) Ardashes was born in Whitinsville, Mass. on July 1, 1923 to Armenian Genocide survivors Avedis and Gadar (Mangassarian) Aykanian of [more...]

October 31, 2016 // 2 Comments

Obituary: Murad A. Meneshian (1936-2016)

Murad A. Meneshian, 80, of Glenview, Ill. passed away Oct. 11. Murad A. Meneshian Meneshian was the husband of Knarik O. Meneshian; loving father of Raffi Meneshian (Natacha Samedi), Hasmik Dombalagian (Vahe Dombalagian), and Sevan Meneshian (Anna Sek Meneshian); proud grandfather of Sevana [more...]

October 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Clara Russian, Genocide Survivor, Dies at 101

WATERTOWN, Mass.—Clara Russian of Arlington, Mass, one of the last Armenian Genocide survivors and past active member of the Watertown Armenian community, passed on Oct. 5. She was 101 years old. Clara Russian Clara Movsesian Russian was born on Oct. 28, 1914, in the village Yegheki, Kharpert [more...]

October 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian, DDS (1922-2016)

WORCESTER, Mass.—H. Martin Deranian, 94, a prominent Worcester Dentist, passed away on Sept. 26 at his residence. Born in Worcester on Aug. 21, 1922, he was the son of Marderos and Varter (Bogigian) Deranian. Dr. H. Martin Deranian A graduate of South High School, Dr. Deranian furthered his [more...]

September 28, 2016 // 6 Comments

Obituary: Lucille Aroosian (1922-2016)

Admired Business Woman and Important Voice in Black Dog of Fate Lucille Aroosian Lucille Aroosian died on Sept. 16, in Fort Lee, N.J. She was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Paterson, N.J., the daughter of Bedros and Nafina Aroosian, who was the only surviving adult of the massacre in 1915 of the large [more...]

September 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

An Homage to My Brother Archpriest Fr. Vertanes Kalayjian

By Zarmine Boghosian If my name were Sky What would be your name? I’d Choose Sun and blaze Across your life with flame. A. Isahakian How do you mourn, commemorate, or celebrate the life of an inspirational human being? Is it by paying tribute to his indomitable spirit and life long [more...]

September 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Haig Karakashian: A Testimony of Faith and Love  

By Nancy Kalajian, JoAnn Janjigian, and Lisa Stepanian Ortiz Disabled but never limited, Haig Karakashian lived a good life—one filled with the joy of others, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God. Much of his joy came from church fellowship and the company of friends and relatives who knew him as [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 6 Comments

Sosy Kadian Danced to Her Own Beat

CRESSKILL, N.J.—It was almost poetic really. Take a dance floor, introduce some Armenian music, and call Sosy Krikorian-Kadian to the forefront. A dancing Sosy Krikorian-Kadian No, you wouldn’t have to call, probe, or invite.  It was automatic.  The dancing machine didn’t need a clue, much [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 3 Comments

Varoujan Akribas Ekserdjian (1923-2016)

  Varoujan Akribas Ekserdjian (1923-2016) Born in Cairo, Egypt, Varoujan Ekserdjian was the middle son of immigrant parents Sepon Ekserdjian and Marie Azadian who settled in Egypt from Istanbul and Kaiseri in 1912 and 1909 respectively. Varoujan Ekserdjian spent his early childhood and youth [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

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