Antranig Karadolian, 74, of Farmington Hills passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Antranig will be remembered as a hayrenaser, a kind-hearted person, a green-thumbed gardner, but most of all, a devoted husband and father, continually exuding unconditional love for his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vartoug, and their children Sevan (Joseph), Hagop, & Viken (Mariem) and grandchildren Nasayah, Alec, Sophie, & Alexander.
Antranig was born in Aleppo, Syria, and later moved with his family to Anjar where he called his home. He was an exemplary eldest brother and role model to his siblings Sarkis, Hamed, Setrag, Parounag, Berjouhi, & Krikor. Antranig attained a high school education, studied in a seminary in Antilias, and attended trade school in Milan. In January 1974, he married his love, Vartoug and was happy to start their family together. They moved to the United States in 1985 to begin a new life with hopes of a bright future.
He made his mark here in the Detroit Armenian community serving as a Deacon at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, and was part of the Gomideh and Hamazkayin organizations. Antranig also loved writing. For decades, he was a Detroit community correspondent for the Hairenik weekly newspaper. He performed these responsibilities with grace, attention to detail and incredible humility, and often expressed concern of the lack of interest from younger generations in reporting on their communities. Antranig will always be remembered by his kind nature, ability to maintain strong friendships, and for his love of family. He will live on as a beacon of this community, bringing Armenians together.