Category: Obituary

Avo Uvezian: Sinatra Songwriter, Cigar Legend Dies at 91

Avo Uvezian: Sinatra Songwriter, Cigar Legend Dies at 91

By G. Clay Whittaker ORLANDO, Fla. (Men’s Journal) — Pianist and songwriter Avo Uvezian passed away on Friday, March 24, at 91, leaving behind over seven decades of musical history, and a legacy of cigars. He built a name for himself late in life as a jazz pianist who traveled the world playing with many of the greats, […]

John ‘Sib’ Hashian, Drummer for Boston, Dies

John ‘Sib’ Hashian, Drummer for Boston, Dies

BOSTON (Combined Sources) — Sib Hashian, a former member of the rock group Boston, died after collapsing onstage on March 22. Hashian’s wife, Suzanne, said the 67-year-old drummer collapsed while performing during the Legends of Rock Cruise. “It is with deep and profound sadness I share the news of my husband’s, John ‘Sib’ Hashian, sudden […]

Banking Titan Ira Stepanian Dies

Banking Titan Ira Stepanian Dies

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Ira Stepanian died suddenly on February 13. He is survived by the family he loved — his wife Jacquie, his son Philip, daughter Alisa, son Steven and his wife Kate, and his three granddaughters: Sophie, Charlotte and Elizabeth. Born in 1936 in Cambridge, Mass. to Armenian immigrant parents, Stepanian graduated from Somerville […]

Mike Connors, Long-Running TV Sleuth in ‘Mannix,’ Dies at 91

Mike Connors, Long-Running TV Sleuth in ‘Mannix,’ Dies at 91

By Eric Grode LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Mike Connors, born Krekor Ohanian, who broke free of years of supporting roles when he found stardom in the late 1960s as a maverick private investigator on the CBS series “Mannix,” which went on to enjoy an eight-season run, died on Thursday, January 26, in Los Angeles. He […]

Obituary: Michael Minasian: Helped Build Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello

Obituary: Michael Minasian: Helped Build Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello

By Mike Sprague WHITTIER, Calif. (Whittier Daily News) — Michael Minasian, who helped build the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello and was involved in the founding of the Armenian Mesrobian School, died on January 17 after a battle with cancer. He was 85. Memorial services for Minasian, who was from Montebello, will be held on Saturday, […]

Obituary: A Reporter Born in the Ottoman Empire, Forged in Little Rock

Obituary: A Reporter Born in the Ottoman Empire, Forged in Little Rock

By David W. Dunlap WILDER, Vt. (New York Times) — In a career that spanned four tumultuous decades, Farnsworth Fowle witnessed World War II at battlefronts from North Africa to the Balkans, the creation of the state of Israel and the death of King George VI of Britain. His most affecting account, however, was a moment-by-moment chronicle of the […]

Archbishop Krikorian Dies

Archbishop Krikorian Dies

VIENNA — Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian, a leader of the Church of Armenia, a scholar of Armenology, and a pioneer representing the Church of Armenia in interdenominational relations, died on January 14 in Vienna, Austria. He was 84. Krikorian was born on October 25,1932 in Aleppo, Syria. He graduated the seminary in Antilias in 1947, and […]

Obituary: Karnig Nercessian, Beloved Member of TCA Mher Megerdchian Theatrical Group

Obituary: Karnig Nercessian, Beloved Member of TCA Mher Megerdchian Theatrical Group

NEW YORK — It is with deep sorrow that we announce the untimely death of Karnig Nercessian, one of the founding members of the Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Mher Megerdchian Theatrical Group (MMTG), on Monday evening, December 5, 2016, at his home, due to a fatal heart attack. Karnig was born in 1955 in Kessab, Syria. […]