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Armen Mirakian

Passed away on August 13, 2020
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Armen J. Mirakian, age 61, passed away on August 13, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife Theodora, his daughter Yasmine, his two adored grandchildren Costa and Khloé, his sister Marta, brother-in- law David and loving cousins.

Armen was born in Philadelphia to John and Mary. He said he had his mother’s faith and his father’s feistiness. Armen was involved in many activities in his community, school, and the Armenian Church. He was a church school graduate (12 years perfect attendance), altar server, active in the ACYOA, Ararat Boy Scout Troop, and the Holy Trinity Basketball Team. He loved his many years at Camp Nubar as a camper, counselor and head counselor, and where he made cherished lifelong friends.

He was a graduate of Temple University. He relocated to NYC in 1985. Shortly after he met Theodora. They shared a wonderful life together, enjoying their time with family and friends that became family. Armen enjoyed playing guitar and singing, imparting his love of music on everyone around. He delighted in entertaining all with parodies of popular songs that he rewrote with “Armenian-themed” lyrics. He made us laugh!

Armen was the best of the best, always looking to help, support, and encourage. He was able to find the good in people and chose to focus on the positive. Armen had great faith and often said that he was ready for whatever came next and that he wasn't afraid. He was always ready with a joke to keep everyone laughing. He touched so many people’s lives and the space left in our hearts from his passing is a chasm. May his memory be eternal.

The services for Armen Mirakian will be as follows: Visitation Sunday August 16 from 3pm-7pm Monday August 17 from 3pm -8pm At Frank Campbell Funeral Chapel 1076 Madison Avenue NYC

The church services will be at

Holy Cross Church of Armenia 580 W. 187th St. New York, NY 10033 On Tuesday August 18- 11am

With burial following at St Michael’s Cemetery 7202 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY 11370

In lieu of flowers Armen expressed He would kindly like donations made to

AGBU Camp Nubar Tel: 212-319-6383 55 East 59th Street New York, NY

Holy Cross Church of Armenia 580 W 87th Street New York , NY 10033

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church 101 Ashmead Road Cheltenham, PA 19102 (215) 663-1600

A memorial service in Philadelphia will be held at a later date .

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Paul Mills

August 26, 2020

I worked with Armen at Nice-Actimize for several years, he was always an uplifting personality to have around the office and I will never forget him. His sense of humor and friendliness were ever present - he would always have a kind word for someone and always a joke. He will be truly missed by everyone that ever met him. My heartfelt condolences to all of Armen's family and friends.

Grant Antaramian

August 18, 2020

One of the few specific, detailed memories I have as a child is the day Armen was born. I had gotten home from school; the Yankees and Braves were on our black and white, round-screened TV playing game 7 of the World Series. The phone rang, and we got the call that Armen was here. I was ecstatic! I finally had a boy cousin. Marta was great, but she wasn't a boy. That moment was a high point for me. And to this day, Armen holds a special place in my heart. I wanted him as the best man at my wedding. He not only fulfilled the role on that day at a young age, but he continued to live his life as the Best Man to all he came in contact with. He is truly missed. Rest in Peace, dear Cousin/Brother.

Susan McGuire

August 18, 2020

I'm so very sorry to hear of Armen's passing.

I worked with Armen at American Express. He was such a happy, kind and cheerful person and always had a smile on his face. We would often talk about cats and he kindly referred me to a family member who was a veterinarian.

I hope his family can find some comfort in their wonderful memories of Armen. My condolences and sympathies for his family at this difficult time.

Peggy Sousa

August 17, 2020

I am so saddened to learn about Armen’s passing. What a lovely man. It was always a pleasure interacting with him at Amex - he was warm, respectful, and present. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Karen Emerzian

August 17, 2020

Our camp family has lost a very special brother, we will NEVER forget his love, laughter & compassion ❤️🇦🇲

Karen Ajamian Smaldone

August 17, 2020

Armen, Kind, generous, loving, giving, and oh-so-funny! I loved looking at each and every photo the family posted here. What a beautiful and fruitful life Armen lived. I knew him and his beautiful sister, Marta, from Camp Nubar. And through this gallery of pictures I am honored to come to know his wife and children. May God Bless you all and may Armen rest in peace eternally. He was truly 'one of the good ones'. Your memories are bountiful. Cherish them.

Rob Piccione

August 17, 2020

I worked with Armen for a number of years at Amex. He was always a ray of sunshine! Armen always stopped to chat and check in on how you were doing. I appreciated our time together and he will be dearly missed.

Joyce Sulahian

August 17, 2020

Dear Armen, taken away from us much too soon. A wonderful, warm individual that I had the pleasure to know through my friends Charlene (his cousin) and Jon Simonian. We were often together on family holidays, Thanksgiving, Easter, and it was my honor to be part of those gatherings with Armen and Theodora, sometimes with his sister Marta and her husband, and other cousins from his hometown of Philadelphia. He was a man of faith, having served his Church at the Diocesan and local level. May God bless you Armen and rest you in peace, your soul illuminated in Heaven. You will be missed by all those who knew you, and most especially by your Theodora, your children and grandchildren and surviving family. Always in my prayers, Joyce Sulahian

Cecile Iboleon

August 17, 2020

May Armen rest in God’s peace and love. Praying for Theodora and the family.

Leroy Wilde

August 16, 2020

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