C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home

1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN


Aregash Menegsha

November 21, 1935July 3, 2020

The Life of Aregash Mengesha

Argesh Mengesha better known as ‘Almazeye’ was born in 1935 in Goha Tsion, Ethiopia within the province of Showa. She was the daughter of Auto Mengesha Ware and Wizero Adgiduge Megany. In her teenage years,

Almazeye moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to join the rest of her family. In Addis, she grew into a beautiful woman and started a family of her own. Almazeye was the mother to three children; Genet, Alemayehu, and Solomon.

In 1991, Almazeye moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to do what she loved most, support her family. Since moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana she helped raise three of her grandchildren; Edna, David and Isaiah Makonnen. For the past 29 years, she was deeply loved and known to be the Mother to all in the Fort Wayne Ethiopian community.

As her family continued to grow, Almazeye was blessed to have in total; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a true matriarch of the family.

Nothing made Almazeye happier than seeing her entire family and extended family together during the holidays. She loved seeing all of her relatives gather to eat, laugh, and celebrate the holidays as a family. She especially loved Easter because she would host and gather the family at her home.

Her favorite activities were preparing Ethiopian food, brewing coffee, baking bread to eat and enjoy with family and friends. Almazeye was known as an animated storyteller, telling funny jokes, teasing family members but most importantly, sharing advice and praying for those around her.

Almazeye will always be remembered as a selfless mother, grandmother and key pillar of her family. She will always be remembered for her wisdom and guidance, and her deep love for her Lord and Savior.

As everyone knows, Almazeye was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and within the past 2 years, she fought cancer leaning on faith to see the special moments in her life she anticipated to see. She never showed her pain and fought with everything she had to enjoy every last minute with her family. She was thankful for the beautiful life she lived and has finally transitioned into eternal life to join her beloved son, Alemayehu, who preceded her in death.

Almazeye’s beautiful life and memory will be preserved by her children: Genet and Solomon, grandchildren:Efrem Muluegeta, Nardos Abitow, Dawit Menda, Biruk Alemayehu, Edna Makonnen, David Makonnen, Isaiah Makonnen, Micheal Solomon, Bethel Solomon, Gelila Solomon, Hirute Solomon, and great-grandchildren:Isabel Bekele, and Jacob Bekele.

Service will take place 11am, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 3535 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46805. Final Resting Place is in Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825.



  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020


  • Final Resting Place


Aregash Menegsha

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Jember Gebrewahid

July 7, 2020

It’s hard to lose someone who meant so much to all of us, and even harder that we can’t all be together to say good-bye. We want you to know we’re with you in spirit—now and in the days and weeks ahead. We will miss her loving, kindness, jokes, and most of all her blessing. RIP Emama Almazye🙏❤️

Jay Mengesha

July 7, 2020

Mama Alemaz
You are a wonderful mother to so many of the family, whenever we came to Fort Wayne you welcomed us with loving arms. May you Rest In Peace with your loving Egziabhere and May he comfort all your family at this difficult time.
Meselu and Jalye and family

Mistella Mekonnen

July 7, 2020

Rest In Perpetuate Peace W/ Almaze. Your grandchildren that you loved so have made you proud. My deepest condolences for the family.