It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of the prominent community leader and activist Dr. Kevork Keshishian, who passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, in Los Angeles.
Dr. Keshishian was a community activist from his youth in Lebanon, taking his place among the ranks of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Tekeyan Cultural Association.
He continued this role after moving to the East Coast of the United States. As a result of his dedication and commitment to the ideals of the AGBU, he was elected to serve on its Central Board of Directors during the presidency of the late benefactor Alex Manoogian.
As one of the leaders of the Tekeyan Cultural Association and the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, his actions have left their indelible imprint on the history of the twin organizations.
The years 1988 to 1992 marked the expansion and intense development of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) under Dr. Keshishian’s visionary leadership. The TCA membership is particularly indebted to its late president for his initiation, planning and execution of the TCA Mirror Fund drive, in cooperation with his wife Cecil.