Veteran ARF Leader Armand Keosian Passes Away

Armand Keosian
Armand Keosian

Armand Keosian

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western United States Central Committee announces the passing of long-time ARF leader, community organizer and activist Armand Keosian, who passed away on Tuesday, March 26 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Keosian served on the ARF Western U.S. Central Committee for several terms, was on the board of the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Western Prelacy Executive Council and served on the Board of Trustees of the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, which established the Ferrahian School in the San Fernando Valley.


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  1. Hriyr Dadaian said:

    My wife, Jackie an I have known Armand and the Keosian family for more than 50 years. Armand was very instrumental in the formative years of the Armenian community in Encino. He will be missed by all who knew him! Our condolences to his wife, Helen, Greg, Chris and their respective families! Astvadz hoken lousavore

  2. Khajag Dikijian said:

    We mourn the passing of a great man,
    A man of integrity, of sound principles
    A man devoted to his organization
    A man who served with honor
    And gave so much of himself.
    I salute you dear friend
    You are a true soldier and a prince
    You will be greatly missed

  3. John J. Nazarian said:

    If you were lucky enough to have Armand Keosian as a friend you really did not need much more, Armand was my friend for close to 50 years. He was a mentor and critical to my early success, there are not words enough to express my sadness at this time.

    John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator / Security Provider

  4. Hovsep Kaprielian said:

    I have known Armand for almost 40 years and in that time we made many unforgettable memories. His dedication and strength shown to our community has left an indelible mark that will be remembered forever. During our time together as members of The Western Prelacy Executive Board we developed a close personal friendship that I will always cherish. As a leader he was instrumental in many crucial aspects of our growing community. He was a man of dignity, humility and a proud Armenian. Armand was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and most of all a friend. We celebrate his life and mourn his passing. Our condolences to his wife Helen, their children Greg and Chris and the entire family.

    Hovsep and Sona Kaprielian

  5. Vicken Papazian said:

    It is a sad day. We have lost a wonderful and kind man of integrity, who humbly served as a tireless advocate of the Armenian Cause.