Prof. Nina G. Garsoian,1923-2022: A Pioneering Scholar and Mentor
Prof. Nina G. Garsoian,1923-2022: A Pioneering Scholar and Mentor
  • August 23, 2022

NAASR joins with a community of scholars and friends around the world who mourn the passing of one of the titans of the field of Armenian Studies: Prof. Nina G. Garsoian 1923-2022). No short overview can do justice to Prof. Garsoian’s...

In Memoriam –  Dickran Toumajan (1945 – 2022)
In Memoriam – Dickran Toumajan (1945 – 2022)
  • April 11, 2022

Dickran Toumajan entered into eternal rest, surrounded by family, on Thursday morning, April 7, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle and friend, Dickran lived a fulfilling and meaningful life; one...

Filmmaker and Composer Sarky Mouradian Has Passed Away
Filmmaker and Composer Sarky Mouradian Has Passed Away
  • February 12, 2022

Sarky Mouradian a filmmaker, television host, and music composer has passed away on Thursday February 10, 2022. He was 91 years old.Sarky Mouradian was born in Beirut in 1931. Performing music since age 16, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1955...

Vachik Mangassarian, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 78
Vachik Mangassarian, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 78
  • January 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — Vachik Mangassarian, an Armenian actor known for his TV roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, has died. He was 78.Mangassarian died in Burbank from...

A Message of Appreciation
A Message of Appreciation
  • January 5, 2022

On the occasion of the Karasunk/40th Day Requiem for Dr. Vartiter Kotcholosian Hovannisian, her family expresses its deepfelt gratitude for the outpouring of personal testimonies, cards and flowers, and generous contributions of $70,000 to Orran...

Dr. Vartiter Kotcholosian-Hovannisian
Dr. Vartiter Kotcholosian-Hovannisian
  • December 2, 2021

Dr. Vartiter Kotcholosian- Hovannisian (Kharkov, Ukraine, 1931—Los Angeles, California, 2021)It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing on Thanksgiving evening, November 25, 2021, of Vartiter K. Hovannisian Beloved wife of Richard...

Armenian Singer, Songwriter Hayko Dies Aged 48
Armenian Singer, Songwriter Hayko Dies Aged 48
  • September 29, 2021

YEREVAN (Armradio) — Singer and songwriter, Honored Artist of Armenia Hayko (Hayk Hakobyan) has died aged 48. Chief of staff of the Yerevan State Medical University Shushan Danielyan confirmed the news to Public Radio of Armenia.He had been in...

Armenia Bids Final Farewell to Legendary Duduk Player Jivan Gasparyan
Armenia Bids Final Farewell to Legendary Duduk Player Jivan Gasparyan
  • July 26, 2021

YEREVAN — Final farewell ceremony for legendary duduk player of Armenia Jivan Gasparyan was held today at the Aram Khachatryan concert hall.The ceremony was attended by caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, other top officials, cultural...

Legendary Duduk  Master Jivan Gasparyan Has Died Aged 92
Legendary Duduk Master Jivan Gasparyan Has Died Aged 92
  • July 6, 2021

YEREVAN — Jivan Gasparyan, one of Armenia’s most celebrated musicians and composers, has passed away at the age of 92.Writing on social media, his grandson said: “The world suffered an unimaginable loss this night. It is with deep sorrow I...

Rev. Dr. John J. Markarian, Founding President of Haigazian University Passes Away at 104
Rev. Dr. John J. Markarian, Founding President of Haigazian University Passes Away at 104
  • June 30, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ –Rev. Dr. John J. Markarian, the Founding President of Haigazian University of Beirut, has passed away, he was 104 years old.“Although Dr. Markarian has physically imparted from this earth, he remains a shining star in the field of...

Vartan Gregorian Has Passed Away Aged 87
Vartan Gregorian Has Passed Away Aged 87
  • April 17, 2021

NEW YORK — Vartan Gregorian, an international luminary, legendary educator, distinguished historian and humanities scholar, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died suddenly on April 15, 2021, in New York City at age 87. He had...

Armenian-American  Benefactor Hirair Hovnanian Dies Aged 91
Armenian-American Benefactor Hirair Hovnanian Dies Aged 91
  • April 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Armwnian-American benefactor and businessman Hirair Hovnanoan has passed away on Friday aged 91.A bold, daring and caring individual, a visionary leader, the founder and benefactor of many charities, and devoted longtime...