Topic: Obituary

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Rev. Fr. Diran Avak Kahana Papazian died on November 21, 2018 at Manoogian Manor, at the age of 98. The Service of Burial and Last Anointing took place on Wednesday, December 5 with the celebration of Badarak (Divine[...]

LONDON — Prof. Robert W. Thomson (1934-2018), former Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies at Oxford University (1992-2002), who died recently, is remembered by his colleagues and students for his monumental contributions to[...]

TENAFLY, N.J. — Longtime member of the Tekeyan Cultural Association and an active member of the community Yeghishe Hajakian died on November 28. He was born on February 4, 1940, in Beirut, Lebanon. He had two brothers, both deceased, and[...]

  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[...]

CAIRO — On October 24, Egypt lost one of its best known and talented contemporary artists of Armenian origin, Chant Avedissian. He had been battling lung cancer for three years. Avedissian was born in 1951 in Cairo, the son of Armenian[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — Virginia “Ginny” (Talanian) Ohanian 93, of Belmont, Boca Raton, Fla. and Osterville, Mass. died on Thursday, September 13. She was the wife of the late Michael Ohanian, she is survived by her son, M. Bruce[...]

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Hratch, “Maestro” Berberian, 91, of Brookings, SD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on August 15 in Richfield, MN. Berberian was born in Athens, Greece on January 13, 1927. He began violin[...]

WATERTOWN — Fr. Dajad Davidian, the former pastor of St. James Armenian Church, died on July 14. He was 84. He had served the church from 1969 to 1999 and was succeeded by Rev. Arakel Aljalian. Aljalian, speaking on Monday, July 16,[...]

  LOS ANGELES (Variety) — Russ Regan, a music industry veteran who worked with Elton John, Neil Diamond, Olivia Newton John and Smokey Robinson, died at his home in Palm Springs on Sunday, May 27. He was 89. Among his accolades:[...]

LOS ANGELES — Former Governor of California George Deukmejian died on May 8. He was 89. George Deukmejian, a two-term California governor who was admired by Republicans and Democrats alike for his willingness to cross party boundaries,[...]