Albert Sarkissian

Obituary: Albert Sarkissian (1917-2014)

Albert Sarkissian Albert Sarkissian was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in an Armenian community that was then in Russian Ashkabad. Albert was the son of Shooshanik Hovsepian (born in Shushi) and Vaghinak Sarkissian (born in Tabriz). Albert and his sister, Seda, were orphaned at a young age. Although they [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albert S. Movsesian enjoyed being in the driver’s seat.

Albert S. Movsesian Personified Armenian spirit

HAVERHILL, Mass.—Albert (Shavarsh) Movsesian, a crusader for Armenian Genocide education and human rights, passed away on May 25 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. The day coincided with his late wife’s birthday and occurred on the eve of Memorial Day, which he [more...]

June 4, 2014 // 2 Comments


Arthur A. Maranian (1928-2014)

Arthur A. Maranian, Sr. was born in May 1928 in Arlington, Mass., one of nine children of the late Aram and Alice Maranian. He attended schools in Arlington as well as in Boston at Don Bosco for printing. At the age of nine, he was already an entrepreneur. Following his discharge from the U.S. [more...]

May 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Lucy Ishkanian

Lucy Ishkhanian Tankian (1934-2014)

Lucy Ishkanian Tankian passed away on April 20, 2014. An accomplished concert pianist, she was recognized internationally. Lucy generously gave her time and expertise to the artistic community through her support of the education and careers of young artists. In 1992, she founded the [more...]

May 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

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Veteran Photojournalist Harry Koundakjian Passes Away

“My future is today. I’ll always have a camera around my neck, even when I’m buried. It’s been a productive career, one rich in satisfaction and joy. Every day is still a fresh adventure.” –Harry Koundakjian NEW YORK—Veteran photojournalist, the retired Associated Press international [more...]

May 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

Sano Themia Halo (1909-2014)

Obituary: Sano Themia Halo (1909-2014)

  Sano Themia Halo, (1909-2014) one of the last survivors of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Ottoman Turkey, died peacefully at home in her sleep on April 28, 2014, just two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. Although Ms. Halo came from a place in the world that was too small to be depicted on a [more...]

May 4, 2014 // 7 Comments

Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian, of blessed memory, decorates Onnic Marashian with the Prince of Cilicia insignia, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Holy See of Cilicia, in May 1996.

Obituary: Onnic Marashian (1925-2014)

His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan and the Religious and Executive Councils announce with sorrow the passing of Onnic Marashian, a long-time servant of the Armenian Church. He was a Pillar of the Prelacy and was awarded the Prince of Cilicia insignia in recognition of his many years of service to the [more...]

April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Father Raphael Andonian

Father Raphael Andonian Left No Stone Unturned

BELMONT, Mass.—Like a utility player for his church, Very Rev. Father Raphael Andonian covered every base as pastor for two decades at Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church in Belmont. Father Raphael Andonian It was the church and parish center he helped construct, the one he manifested and [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 4 Comments

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

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