Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary & Crematory & Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA
Aram Kim Kartalian
May 7, 1960 – June 9, 2019
Aram Kim Kartalian died peacefully in Thousand Oaks, CA on June 9, 2019 at the age of 59. Aram is survived by his wife, Marti Kartalian; children, Tiffani Kartalian-Milne and Lyndsi Kartalian; son-in-law, Austin Milne; grandchildren, Dylan and Lexington Milne; siblings, Julie Kartalian and Jason Kartalian; his aunt, Marilyn Mason; and is preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Margaret Kartalian. Aram was born on May 7, 1960 in New York, New York to Buck and Margaret Kartalian. He met his future wife, Marti Lynn Weisberg at Indian Hills High school in 1975 at the age of 15, and they were married in 1978 and again in 2005. They welcomed their daughter Tiffani into the world in 1979 and their daughter Lyndsi in 1984. Aram was a stellar salesman and a true entrepreneur. He owned and operated his first business, Tiffani Carpet Care, when he was just 19 years old. He had many successful endeavors and finally found his passion in 1992 when he discovered Antiques and became a very successful and highly regarded antique dealer. Aram was a highly gifted and accomplished musician whose love of blues, classic rock, and punk rock, coupled with his brilliance as a saxophone and guitar player, led him to record his CD, Oh No! It’s Aram in 2001. He also dabbled in acting both as a child and as an adult; however, his favorite role in life was being a Grandpa. He was an hysterically funny man who loved to shock those around him with his humor. The more he loved you the more he delighted in teasing and tormenting you. In addition to his love of his children and grandchildren, Aram and Marti provided a loving home for many young people throughout the years. He delighted in teasing and lovingly tormenting them as if they were one of his own. Angela Jackson-Baer, Brandyn fine, Breeni Fine and Jayci Welsh are a few of the ones that imprinted themselves on his heart. In his later years, Aram was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and his animals. He delighted in teaching his grandchildren how to shock adults with inappropriate musings, watching Dylan play sports, and listening to Dylan play his guitar. Lexington’s stellar medical assistance and tiny, precocious voice always brought a smile to her Grandpa’s face. A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Global Truth Center, 880 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361 with a reception to follow at Aram and Marti’s home in Thousand Oaks. Dr. James Mellon will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Aram’s life. The family would like to especially thank Pami Fine, Breeni Fine and Jayci Welsh for all of their love, support and assistance during the last few months of Aram’s life. He loved you all very much.
Global Truth Center Los Angeles
880 Hampshire Rd Suite V & W
Aram Kim Kartalian
June 17, 2019
Aram and I were great friends from elementary school through early high school. I will always remember him fondly for his loyal friendship and his fun loving nature. My sincere condolences to his wife and daughters, his sibs, Julie and Jason and all who knew and loved Aram. I know he will be missed.
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