Topic: Obituary

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[...]

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[...]