Born in 1936 in Philadelphia to Armenian Genocide survivors, he was a graduate of Lansdowne-Aldan High School, Class of 1955, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Class of 1959, and also served in the Army Reserves.
He married Claire Margaret Yacoubian in 1967, had two children, George S. Yacoubian, Jr. and Kim A. Yacoubian, and built a successful life for himself and his family, residing in Broomall for 46 years.
After managing Ithan Pharmacy in Villanova for several years, he realized his dream to purchase his own pharmacy and operated Coulson’s Pharmacy in Havertown from 1976 to 1999. Seeing his employees and customers as extended family, he worked tirelessly six days a week at the “store” to provide excellent service and care.
He donated his time and resources throughout his lifetime, leaving a legacy of philanthropic and leadership activities within the community.
Demonstrating his passion for his Armenian culture, he held numerous executive positions in Armenian organizations. A member of the Knights of Vartan for 36 years, George was elected Grand Commander of the organization in 2002. He served as the Philadelphia Branch President for the Armenian Students’ Association, as well as Central Executive Committee President, and, for 27 years, a member of the Board of Trustees, including four terms as Chairman. He was Philadelphia AGBU Chairman for 19 years, a Fellow Trustee of the Armenian Assembly, the founding Treasurer of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), and an ongoing contributor to the Armenian Mirror Spectator publication.