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ARF Bureau Executive Director Ara Demirdjian Passes Away

YEREVAN (Asbarez)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau announced the passing of longtime member and ARF Bureau’s executive director unger Ara Demirdjian on Nov. 16, who passed away after a short illness. On behalf of the ARF rank and file, the Bureau offered its condolences to [more...]

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

ARF Bureau Mourns the Passing of Ara Demirdjian

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau mourns the passing of longtime member and head of the ARF Bureau staff unger Ara Demirdjian, who passed away on Nov. 16 after a short illness. The ARF Bureau extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of [more...]

November 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

Thomas (Tom) M. Vartabedian (1940-2016)

Longtime Haverhill Journalist, Armenian Activist Passes Away at 76 Thomas (Tom) M. Vartabedian, an award-winning Haverhill Gazette writer-photographer for 50 years and Armenian community activist, died Sat., Nov. 12, with his loving family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer. He [more...]

November 15, 2016 // 4 Comments

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

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