OBITUARY: Krikor Arsen Mahdessian

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Krikor Mahdessian

Krikor Mahdessian

(Born on June 10, 1932, Deir el Zor, Syria)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle Krikor Mahdessian, which took place on Sunday, November 22, 2015.

The viewing will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Funeral and burial ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, December 1 at 12 p.m. noon at the same address above.

He is survived by his:
Wife, Vehan Mahdessian
Son and family, Armen and Kim Mahdessian and children Madeleine and Alex
Son and family, Serge and Sanae Mahdessian and son Liam
Brother and family, Antranig Mahdessian, sons Armen, Raffi, Yeznig Mahdessian, daughter Sevane Martelli, and families (Switzerland)
Sister and family, Mary and husband Kevork Parseghian, and children Maral, Mickey, Dany, Raffy Parseghian, and families
Sister and family, Chake Arzoumanian (Lebanon), son Dr. Vartkes Arzoumanian, daughters Lalig Arzoumanian Lapoyan, Houri Maljian, Palig DerAbrahamian and families
Sister and family, Takouhy Mahdessian and son Levon Devian
Brother and family, Setrag and Anoush Mahdessian, daughters Nairy Arabatyan, Tamar Sarkissian and families
Brother, Ara Mahdessian
Sister in law and family: Azad Ishkhanian (Lebanon), son Elie Ishkhanian , daughters Elizabeth Barendregt, Taline Ishkhanian and families.
And the entire Mahdessian, Parseghian, Arzoumanian, Ishkhanian, Kazandjian, Wilson and Goto families, relatives and friends.

A memorial reception will take place following the funeral ceremony at Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church “Ghookassian” Hall, 5311 W. McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to AGBU Saturday School Orange County, checks can be mailed to 5541 Vallecito Dr., Westminster, CA, 92683.


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  1. Mia Johnson said:

    Although I did not know Mr Magdessian personally, He seems to have left a great legacy. I am friends with his Son and daughter , Armen and Kim. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you all. •
    No other day can equal the one that is past. Armenian Proverb

  2. Ohannes & Teri Ann Jenanian said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Krikor’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayer are with Vehan, Armen, Kim, Madeline, Alex, and the rest of the family. May God’s peace be with you and comfort you in your loss.