Obituary: Mark Alashaian

Mark Alashaian

Mark Alashaian, 52, of Emerson, on July 1. He was born in New York City and was a recruiter for Star Point Solutions.

Beloved husband of Nicole (née Stepanian). Devoted father of Armen and Shant. Cherished son of Rosemary (née Merjanian) and the late Avedis Alashaian. Dear brother of Richard Alashaian and Avedis Alashaian. Brother-in-law of Vana Alashaian and Meganoush Alashaian.

Family will receive their friends July 5 at 5-9 p.m. at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church at 461 Bergen Boulevard in Ridgefield, N.J. All are asked to assemble July 6 10:30 a.m. for his religious service. Burial following in George Washington Memorial Park. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or visit



The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern United States Central Committee;
The ARF New Jersey Dro gomideyutiun;
The Homenetmen Eastern U.S. Regional Executive;
The Armenian Relief Society of Eastern U.S. Regional Executive;
The Armenian Youth Federation-Youth Organization of the ARF (AYF-YOARF) Eastern U.S. Central Executive;
The Homenetmen New Jersey chapter;
The AYF-YOARF New Jersey “Arsen” chapter;
And the Camp Haiastan of the AYF Inc. Board of Directors and staff, mourn the death of longtime community member and leader, unger Mark Alashaian, and extend their deepest condolences to the Alashaian family and their loved ones.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Marks passing, I graduated high school with him in Leonia. Our prayers are with is family, his wife and kids.

  2. Even though I didn’t know Mark, I knew he was a legendary basketball coach with a beautiful family. My deep condolences to his loved ones.

  3. Frank Patti Funeral Home photoshopped out Mark Alashaian’s relative’s hand from his shoulder on their website. Your editors should do the same as a respect to his memory.

  4. Dear Alashaian Family,

    Will always remember Mark as that fun loving guy at AYF Olympics, at the Cape, at dances or anywhere there was “kef” to be found. Beyond this, his commitment to Armenian causes was exemplary and will mark his legacy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Sorry to hear about Mark-He was always full of life & kindness..he will be Missed.Thanks for all the great memories.

  6. We were sorry to hear of the loss of Mark whom was a dedicated worker for the A.Y.F., & Camp Hayasdan,etc. He will be sorely missed. Also missed is his father Avo. God Bless him for & Mark for the years of dedication he gave to the Organization.

  7. I only heard of Mark’s passing recently. I went through grammar school and graduated high school with Mark. Just a great guy with a great appetite for sports and a good friend. My heart goes out to Richie and family. All the best – Vic Kieffer

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