Gladys Halachian

November 15, 1928February 7, 2013
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Gladys Halachian, 84, passed away February 7, 2013. She was born in Mineola, New York of Armenian descent and lived in Forest Hills, Queens and Farmingville, New York for many years before settling in Kingwood, Texas. She was a graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion, former switchboard operator for New York Telephone Company, bookkeeper, and retail manager for several department stores (A&S, Sears, and Macys). When she first married, she lived in Havana, Cuba with her husband, Aram. She moved back home to New York when the Castro revolution took hold. She loved life, and her diverse interests included traveling throughout the United States, growing tropical plants for her gardens, cooking elaborate meals and entertaining. She adored her children and grandchildren. She loved her tropical fish, many dogs, cats, and turtles.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Susan Gasparik and Elena Kritzer; sons-in-law, Tibor Gasparik and F. William Kritzer; grandchildren, Thomas Gasparik, Andrew Gasparik, and Mark Jemison Kritzer; sister-in-law, Armenuhi Banos; and niece, Monica Banos-Russo.

A memorial mass will be held 2:00 p.m., February 22, 2013 at St. Martha Catholic Church in Kingwood, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, TX 77365.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your generous support of the American Heart Association.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 22, 2013

Gladys Halachian

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February 27, 2013

We remember aunt Gladys when she visited us, she was a really great person and friend, we are very sad and sorry for your loss. The memory of her will always be in our hearts. Our prayers are with whole family.
Eliska, Helena, Laura

Mary Darke-Kumako

February 21, 2013

Elena ,Bill,Mark ,Sue,Thomas, Andrew and and the rest of the family l am sorry for your lost, Ms Gladys was very intelligent and careing person.she will be miss. l am very glad to know her ,and my prayers are with you
Sam&Mary Darke-Kumako

Armenuhi Banos

February 19, 2013

Dear Susan,Elena,Andrew,Thomas,Mark,Bill and Tibor. I will always remember Gladys as one of my sisters and the great moments in our life together in Cuba and later here. She will have a special place in my heart, as a great and lively lady. I will miss her, but I now she is with Aram in a better place. Love you all.

February 19, 2013

Aunt Gladys was a gift to our entire family and a grand lady. She loved life, culture, the arts, her family, pets and her gardens. We have a lifetime of happy memories to treasure with her family and we miss her dearly.
Monica Russo, Space Coast, Florida

Susan Gasparik

February 19, 2013

Gladys Halachian was one special woman. To your honor, you left a loving family. From Susan, Tibor, Thomas, and Andrew, we will never forget our Ma, Mom, and Mimi! God rest; now you are with Daddy and our Bada.

Adrika Gasparik

February 13, 2013

Susan, Elena, Thomas, Andrew, Mark, we are so sorry for your loss. We remember Gladys visit in Slovakia for ever, she was great, friendly and kind lady . Please accept our sympathy .
Adrika, Peter, Elena and Robert

Terry and Sherri Harper

February 13, 2013

Bill, Elena, Mark, Andrew, Thomas, and the Halachian family,
We were so sorry to hear about Gladys passing. She was a great lady and will be missed. I'm glad we shared many fun times with her in your back yard. We will cherish these memories (especially when she talked about that "good-looking boy" visiting from Cuba). We hope your sorrow passes quickly and is replaced with lovely memories of your mom/Mimi.
Terry and Sherri Harper

Mary Jo Logana

February 11, 2013

Elena,we are sorry to hear of the passing of you mother. Our prayers go out to you, Bill, Mark, your sister Susan and her family. It's never easy to have to say goodbye. We send our love and prayers.. Mary Jo, Donny and Family

Pam Beckert

February 11, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. We will miss Gladys and feel so fortunate to have known her and share many memories with her. We all adored Gladys and we will miss her. We pray for comfort to you all. We love you.
Pam, Don, Kaitlyn, Kyle and Kevin

Joan Osborne

February 10, 2013

Bill, Elena and Mark and all the rest of the family,
We are so sorry for your loss..and our prayers go out to you all. Gladys was a spirited lady. Her family meant so much to her. We are privilaged to have known her as a friend in her later life. I remember she loved to laugh and she also had some great story's! She will be missed by all that touched her life in some way.
Love to all of you,
Joan & Richard Osborne (Kingwood, Tx)