Category: Obituary

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. […]

Obituary: Haig Der Manuelian:  Attorney, Founder of Armenian Museum of America

Obituary: Haig Der Manuelian: Attorney, Founder of Armenian Museum of America

BELMONT, Mass. — Haig Der Manuelian died on December 1. He was 90. He was a successful attorney and also one of the founders of the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, which more recently shortened its name to the Armenian Museum of America. He was the husband of Adele Flora (Koundakjian) Manuelian. He […]

Noted Journalist and Dedicated Armenian Activist Dr. Nubar Berberian Dies

Noted Journalist and Dedicated Armenian Activist Dr. Nubar Berberian Dies

WATERTOWN, Mass. — After a brief illness, noted journalist and Armenian activist Dr. Nubar Berberian passed away on November 23. He was 94. He was born in Cairo, Egypt, on September 25, 1922 to Kevork and Areknaz Berberian. After receiving an Armenian education in the Nubarian School of Heliopolis, he studied in the French lyceum for […]