ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Helen Sahagian died on March 28. Born in Boston, in 1920, Helen Anahid was the youngest child of Nevart Artemis Zartarian and Sahag Krikor Sahagian of Sebastia, Historic Armenia. After graduating from Arlington High School, she worked as a secretary while attending evening classes at Harvard University Extension School to earn a [...]
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. — Born in 1914 to parents Nazareth and Dikranouhi (Chilingirian) in the town of Gurin in the region of Sepastia (Sivas), Tatios would only know the hometown of his family and forbearers for a year or two. In 1915 and 1916, the 10 members of his family would feel the pain of genocide. [...]
Champion of Women’s Studies By Paul Vitello NEW YORK (New York Times) — Dr. Mariam Chamberlain, who played a pivotal yet little-known role in establishing women’s studies in the American college curriculum, and financing early research about the inequities women faced in the workplace and other realms of society, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was [...]
CHICAGO — Arsen Demerjian, an activist in the Chicago-Armenian community, succumbed to a heart attack on Tuesday, March 26, while visiting family in California. He was the second child of Roupen Demerjian (Yergat), a community activist who had died early, leaving the care of his five children to his widow and brother-in-law, Yerant Fermanian. All [...]
BILLERICA, Mass. — The Very Rev. Ghevont Samoorian, of Billerica, died on January 20, 2013. He was 78. Born in Cambridge, on April 17, 1934, to Melkon and Mary Samoorian, Samoorian was baptized Diran. He attended public school in Arlington and graduated from Lexington High School. Even though he grew up very much an American, [...]
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Bedros Hadjian, the last old-school Armenian educator, writer and journalist of that community, died on Monday, September 3, following complications due to heart surgery. Born January 24, 1933, in Jarabulus, Syria, Hadjian became in 1954 the principal of the Armenian school of Deir el Zor, in northern Syria, one of the [...]
WALTHAM, Mass. — Ara Kalaydjian, the former editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and a respected figure in the community, died on February 26.
BOSTON — Anthony M. “Artie” Barsamian of Boston died in Florida on February 22, at the age of 83.