Topic: Obituary

By Neil Genzlinger NEW HOPE, Penn. (New York Times) — Leon Redbone, who burst onto the pop-music scene in the mid-1970s with a startlingly throwback singing style and a look to go with it, favoring songs from bygone eras drolly[...]

By Richard Sandomir TEMPE, Ariz. (New York Times) — Sam Pilafian, a virtuoso tuba player who performed an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, pop and rock music and brought unflagging exuberance to teaching young tubists, died on April 5[...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eminent Byzantinist and historian Dr. Speros Vryonis, Jr. passed away on March 11 peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. Vryonis wrote extensively on Byzantine, Balkan and Greek history. Secondarily, he[...]

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) — A 104-year-old Milwaukee photographer who survived the Armenian genocide, shot photos of President Franklin Roosevelt and saw Babe Ruth play at Yankee Stadium has died. Artin Haig died[...]

NEW YORK — Louise Manoogian Simone died at the age of 85 on February 18. She had dedicated her life to civic leadership, philanthropy and was first and foremost passionate about the promotion of Armenian culture and heritage. Most who[...]

LOS ANGELES — A founding member of the American University of Armenia, where he was President Emeritus, and life-long community activist and educator, Dr. Mihran Agbabian, died on Tuesday, February 12, in Los Angeles. Agbabian was born[...]

PARIS — Preeminent historian Anahide Ter Minassian died on Monday, February 11, at her home in Fresnes, near Paris. She had been undergoing cancer treatment for a long time. Ter Minassian was a lecturer at the École des Hautes Etudes en[...]

NEW YORK — The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) announced that on December 3, Prof. Robert Hewsen, a noted Armenologist, had died. He was 84. Hewsen was a Professor Emeritus of History at Rowan University in New Jersey. He was the[...]

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[...]