Obituary

By Tom Vartabedian BEDFORD, Mass. — At a time when the computer industry in Massachusetts was in fear about the impeding Y2K, Varoujan “Val” Asbedian saved the day. Armed with three master’s degrees and a keen mind, Asbedian served[...]

By Hagop Vartivarian Antranik M. Kechichian was born on May 30, 1931 in the town of Beylan in the province or sanjak of Alexandretta, today in Turkey, to parents from Hasanbeyli, Cilicia. His father’s name was Madteos Agha Kechichian.[...]

By Hagop Vartivarian WATERTOWN — Helene was born on June 26, 1933 in Boston to the tradition-respecting household of Khachadoor and Yeghsa Pilibosian of Kharpert. Her parents, survivors of the Armenian Genocide, remained strongly[...]

WATERTOWN — Helene Pilibosian Sarkissian died on December 5, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She was 82. Funeral services will be held at Armenian Memorial Church in Watertown, on Monday, December 14, at 11 a.m., followed by[...]

WALTHAM, Mass. (Combined Sources) — Gregory H. Adamian, who served as president of Bentley College — now Bentley University  — from 1970 to 1991, and then as its first chancellor, died on November 21.  He was 89 years old. Adamian[...]

KINGSTON, R.I. — Sona Aronian died on November 17 after a long illness. She was 85. She was Professor Emerita of Russian, Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Aronian held a BA in[...]

YEREVAN — Armenian businessman and benefactor Vahakn Hovnanian died on August 31 at age 83, the Hovnanian International announced. Vahakn Stephan Hovnanian was a successful businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist. His[...]

HOUSTON, Texas — Samuel V. Hagopian died on August 10 at the age of 89. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Movses and Satenig Hagopian. Upon his return from serving in the US Army as a medic during World War II, he met and[...]

FLOURTOWN, Penn. — Arax Suny died in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, at the age of 98. She died from old age with no underlying illness. The mother of Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and Linda Suny[...]

ARLINGTON, Mass. — Harry Koumjian of Arlington and Falmouth died on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in the comfort of his home. He was one month shy of his 92nd birthday. In 1941, he graduated from Watertown High School, where he enjoyed[...]

WALTHAM, Mass. — Rosalie (Tutunjian) Tekeyan of Waltham died on July 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Haig Tekeyan. She leaves her children, George Tekeyan of Waltham, Rosemary Luniewicz of Bedford and Nancy Ganjian and her[...]