Garo was preceded in death by his brother, Harooteeg, his parents, Ardash and Ossanna Harutunian, and his sister, Shafika.
He is survived by his wife Francia; children Mariam and Melkon; siblings Aliece (Georgic), Takoohy, Hagob, and Kegham; and nieces and nephews Shant, Vigain, Anne, Natali, Anna, and Taliné (Albert).
Garo served Our Lord and Holy Mother Church with honor, grace, and a humble heart. Near and dear to his heart are the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus, being a founding member of the Saint Mary Cathedral Knights of Columbus Council 14055.
Garo was a well known civil engineer in Austin, Texas where he had a rewarding career. He was a member of several professional organizations, and proudly served the American Society of Civil Engineers in numerous roles throughout his professional career.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Cathedral, 203 E. 10th Street, Austin, Texas, with the Rosary of Christian Hope immediately following. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 at St. Mary Cathedral. Private entombment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.
Due to concerns for the welfare of family and friends, we kindly request that Covid protocols be followed.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to be sent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (203 East 10th Street, Austin, TX 78701).