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Fr. Raphael Andonian

Obituary: Father Raphael Andonian

The Armenian Catholic Eparchy of our Lady of Nareg in the Unites States and Canada, the Armenian Mekhitarist religious order, the Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Parish Council and faithful with heartfelt sorrow inform you that our beloved brother, Father Raphael Andonian, pastor of Holy Cross [more...]

April 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Nor Arax

Last Genocide Survivor in Italy Dies

By Jean Eckian / Paris On Sat., Feb. 16, Sergio (Sarkis) Musceghian, the last survivor of the Armenian Genocide in Cerchiara (Calabria), Italy, died. He was 98 years old. Sarkis was born on Nov. 4, 1916, and was taken in by Italian missionaries in Rhodes while walking on the streets of [more...]

February 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

Rev. Father Gorun Shrikian

In Memoriam: Archpriest Fr. Dr. Gorun Shrikian (1929-2014)

His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America announce with deep sorrow the passing of Archpriest Fr. Dr. Gorun Shrikian, who died early in the morning on Feb. 11, 2014, in Dearborn, Mich. Rev. [more...]

February 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Gregory Lima

Obituary: Gregory Lima, 88, Journalist and Author

A New Yorker, Gregory Lima went to Tehran, Iran, in 1958 to start Kayhan International, which became, in its heyday, the leading English-language newspaper in the Middle East. He remained with Kayhan, first as editor, then as special correspondent and critic, through its demise in the revolution [more...]

January 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Aramian (R) with Samantha Power

Obituary: Martha Aramian

Martha Aramian of Providence passed away on Jan. 11, 2014, in the loving embraces of her sisters S. Sue Aramian of New York and Margo A. Ragan of Pennsylvania, her niece Jocelyn, nephew Paul, her adored grandniece and grandnephews Emma Ragan, Luca and Bastian Micolucci, and treasured cousins Cheryl [more...]

January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Roupen Barsoumian

Obituary: Roupen Barsoumian (1937-2013)

On Nov. 7, Roupen Barsoumian passed away at his home in Queens, N.Y. He left behind a dear sister, Silva Barsoumian (also of New York), and countless friends and loved ones. Roupen Barsoumian Roupen was born on May 5, 1937, in Aleppo, Syria. He lost his parents at a young age, and was then cared [more...]

November 21, 2013 // 1 Comment

Roupen Barsoumian

In Memoriam: Roupen Barsoumian (1937-2013)

Roupen Barsoumian, a loyal friend, brother, and Armenian, unexpectedly left us a week ago. A resident of New York for more than four decades, he was one of the last representatives of the post-genocide, second-generation Aleppo-Armenian teachers and community leaders, whose personal virtues and [more...]

November 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Edward Nubar Guleserian (Photo by Mark Oristano)

Obituary: Edward Nubar Guleserian (1937-2013)

Edward Nubar Guleserian, of Belmont and Scituate, Mass., the president of the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, passed away suddenly on Oct. 7. It was his 76th birthday. Just after he kissed his wife that morning, he said, “It’s a good day. It’s my birthday.” Edward Nubar Guleserian [more...]

October 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

John Manuelian

Obituary: John Sarkis Manuelian (1927-2013)

Dr. John Sarkis Manuelian was born on Feb. 1, 1927, in Boston, Mass., to the late Sarkis and Margaret Manuelian. His family moved to Quincy when John was still a young boy. He received his undergraduate education at Boston College and his doctorates from the University of Vermont. Before entering [more...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Charlotte Kechejian

Obituary: Charlotte Kechejian, 100

Charlotte (Arsha) Kechejian, 100, of New York, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10. She was born in Nigde, Turkey on Oct. 21, 1912 to the late Setrak and Elmone Avakian. As a young child, she endured the horror of the Armenian Genocide, including her father’s murder. Young Arsha lived in an [more...]

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

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