Obituary

WASHINGTON — Rev. Vertanes Kalayjian died on Sunday, August 7. In 2011, friends, family, and former parishioners gathered in Silver Spring, Md., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Kalayjian into the holy priesthood.[...]

DETROIT — Armenian Genocide survivor Ramela Carman died on August 6 at the Manoogian Manor. She was 102. Carman was believed to be the only Armenian Genocide survivor in Michigan. Her family and friends gathered at Manoogian Manor in[...]

GLENDALE — Varoujan Ekserdjian was born in Cairo, Egypt, the middle son of immigrant parents Sepon Ekserdjian and Marie Azadian who settled in Egypt from Istanbul and Kaiseri in 1912 and 1909, respectively. Varoujan Ekserdjian spent his[...]

SAN FRANCISCO (Variety) — Blake Krikorian, a tech entrepreneur and investor who was co-founder and former CEO of Sling Media, has died. He was 48. According to Recode, Krikorian died Wednesday, August 3, after apparently suffering a[...]

By Christopher Atamian NEW YORK — The curator and social activist Neery Melkonian passed away on July 2 after a long and painful bout with pancreatic cancer. The world is a poorer place for her loss. Born in Aleppo, Syria and brought up[...]

By Bryan Marquard OSTERVILLE, Mass. (Boston Globe) — Imagine that it’s late June in 2003 and you’re standing inside the Christmas Tree Shops in Yarmouth Port, those manors of merchandise that Chuck Bilezikian built into a sprawling[...]

WASHINGTON — The Armenian National Institute (ANI) mourns the passing of human rights activist Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), and recalls one of the most vocal opponents of the crime of genocide. Holocaust survivor, author, and Nobel Peace[...]

PHILADELPHIA (Philadelphia Inquirer) — Albert Momjian, 82, of Huntingdon Valley, a nationally known expert on family law, a dedicated civic volunteer, and a leader of the Armenian community in America, died Monday, July 11, of an[...]

WATERTOWN — Robert “Bob” Semonian died at age 77 on June 22, following a prolonged battle with colon cancer. Semonian had a distinctive and driven personality that gave impetus to his legendary networking abilities as a vitally[...]

NEW YORK — Anahid Ajemian was born in New York, in 1924. She began her music studies early at the Institute of Musical Art, which later merged with the Julliard School. After graduating from the Lincoln School, Ajemian continued her[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A funeral ceremony for renowned singer Ophelya Hambardzumyan took place on June 15 at the St. Hovhannes Church in the Kond neighborhood. Fans said their final farewells the next day at the Aram Khachatryan Concert[...]