He was the son of the late Mihran and Antaram (Manoogian) Barsamian.
He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Cynthia (Hamparian) Barsamian, children, Laura Barsamian and her husband, Michael Szymanowski, and Arthur Barsamian and his wife, Debra; grandchildren, Michael and Anastasia Barsamian; siblings, Virginia Tashjian and her husband, Jake, Varney Haroutunian and her husband, Edward, Mike Barsamian and his wife, Kaye, and Edward J. Barsamian. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, friends and fans.
A brother, Vahan Barsamian, predeceased him.
Barsamian touched the lives of many with his inspiration and musical talent.
He was an army veteran who served in World War II.