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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

Beloved Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian Passes Away

By Kara Swisher SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Recode)—Blake Krikorian, longtime and much-beloved Silicon Valley entrepreneur, died on Aug. 3. While the cause of his death is still unconfirmed, he was apparently struck by a heart attack while surfing in the San Francisco area. Blake Krikorian The news of [more...]

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian Kept His ‘Kids’ Together

Whether it was the altar of God or the frenzy of a basketball court—a schoolhouse room or church picnic—Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian was a “kid” at heart. Rev. Dr. Mesrob Tashjian He never allowed his clerical collar to stand in the way of humility. If anything, it authenticated his belief that [more...]

August 4, 2016 // 1 Comment

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

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

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 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, 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

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

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