Author and Activist H. Martin Deranian Dies

deranianWORCESTER — H. Martin Deranian, 94, died on Monday, September 26 at his residence.

Deranian, a dentist by profession, published a number of works pertaining to Armenian history and American Armenians. He translated his father’s memoir on his native town, Hussenig: The Origin, History and Destruction of an Armenian Town (1996), and authored Worcester Is America: The Story of Worcester’s Armenians (1995), Miracle Man of the Western Front: Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon (2007), and President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug (2013, 2014), as well as Hagop Bogigian: Armenian American Pioneer and Philanthropist, in 2015 about his great-uncle.

The son of Genocide survivors, Deranian could never forget his mother’s harrowing stories and made it his mission to shed light on this ugly chapter.

A more complete obituary will appear next week.