By Betty Apigian Kessel
DETROIT — The Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) and Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) on Saturday, February 19, went all out in its effort to show longtime community leader and activist, Edgar Hagopian, their acknowledgment and appreciation for his many years of devotion to world-wide Armenian communities.
How do you say “thank you” to a man who represents every demonstrative characteristic of charity, nobility, humility and deep love for America as well as for the country of his ancestry, Armenia?
The invitation to pay tribute to Hagopian’s life was extended to all elements of the Metro-Detroit Armenian community. Representing their respective communities were Rev. Daron Stepanian of the Prelacy St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Monsignor Andon Atamian of St. Vartan Armenian Catholic Church and Rev. Makarios Darawi of the Armenian Congregational Church and members of their community.
We have all benefited from the efforts of the Hagopian family. That is just what it has become, a family effort led by the exemplary effort of both Edgar and wife Sarah Hagopian, the parents of Edmond, Suzanne and Angela Hagopian Snow who along with Kenneth Snow are an integral part in the Hagopian Family Foundation.
Suzanne Hagopian accompanied by her sister Angela Hagopian Snow read a letter from their father Edgar expressing his deep appreciation for the tribute and his regret for not being able to attend because of illness.