Obituary

BILLERICA, Mass. — The Very Rev. Ghevont Samoorian, of Billerica, died on January 20, 2013. He was 78. Born in Cambridge, on April 17, 1934, to Melkon and Mary Samoorian, Samoorian was baptized Diran. He attended public school in[...]

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Bedros Hadjian, the last old-school Armenian educator, writer and journalist of that community, died on Monday, September 3, following complications due to heart surgery. Born January 24, 1933, in Jarabulus,[...]

WALTHAM, Mass. — Ara Kalaydjian, the former editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and a respected figure in the community, died on February[...]

BOSTON — Anthony M. “Artie” Barsamian of Boston died in Florida on February 22, at the age of[...]

BOSTON (Boston Globe) — Al Vega, a longtime Boston musician who played with some of the finest jazz talents through a career that spanned 70 years, has died. He was 90. Continue[...]

NEW YORK — Kay Armen died on October 3, after a short illness, at the age of 95. Born on November 2, 1915 in Chicago, Armen (née Armenuhi Manoogian) was the first of four children born to Armenian parents. In 2008, Armen was honored[...]

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — Ray Aghayan, a two-time Oscar nominee who won the first Emmy Award for costume design, dressed the glamorous Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross and did the costumes for the opening and[...]

YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Apple fans mourning the death of company founder Steve Jobs last week gathered at the Apple store here, to express their condolences. Jobs died on Wednesday, October 5 in[...]

By Lowell Bergman MIAMI (PBS Frontline) — Sarkis Soghanalian, the Lebanese-born arms dealer who sold weapons to rebels and autocrats, including Saddam Hussein, died of natural causes on Tuesday, October 4, in Miami. He was[...]

By Ashot Vavyan The prophets are persons sent by God, transmitting His words, called to certain mission by the Almighty. They are the men of future, whose words and actions are not accessible for the surrounding, and for understanding them[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — Educator and dramatist Dr. Nishan Parlakian was one of those larger-than-life figures who seem to abound among the Armenians. A physically large man, he had a gregarious personality to go[...]