Lifelong Educator, Ferrahian School’s Founding Principal Gabriel Injejikian Passes Away

Gabriel Injejikian
Gabriel Injejikian

Gabriel Injejikian

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western United States Central Committee is saddened to announce the passing of devoted activist, lifelong educator and the founding principal of Holy Martyrs Ferrahian School, the first Armenian day school in the United States, Gabriel Injejikian, who passed away on April 14.


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  1. Edwin Papazian said:

    May his soul Rest In Peace. He was a great teacher and real human being. Our condolences to his wife and his family.

  2. Vatche Ananian said:

    Gabriel Injekikian will be missed, and will be remembered as one of the pioneers in the advancement of the academic spirit of Armenians in the Diaspora.

    Rest In Peace Baron Injekikian…

    Vartzk@t Gadar for both Ararat Charter School as a founder, and Holy Martyr’s Elementary and Ferrrahian High Schools of which I attended.

    —Vatche Ananian, F.H.S. Alumni

  3. Vicken Sonentz Papazian said:

    Very sad news. We have had a tough few weeks with the passing of Armand Keosian and Gabriel Injejikian, two pillars of the Southern California Armenian community. May they rest in peace and may their families take some comfort in knowing they left the community they humbly served better off by their commitment and sacrifices.

  4. Ara Babayan said:

    May God bless his soul. He dedicated his life to promoting, preserving, and defending the Armenian culture & cause. A great teacher & disciplerian. A Great man.

  5. Steve said:

    The current generations despite the best efforts of their forefathers would likely be lost to the Armenian culture and nation without him. He was the modern ‘Khent’ who had an unpopular yet indomitable dream and worked undeterred and tirelessly and to make that dream a reality.
    Thank you Baron Injejikian.
    Class of ’79

  6. Daniel Janoyan said:

    Very sad indeed. May he Rest In Peace and May the Almighty give comfort to his wife, family, Ferahian faculty, students and all those who knew him. He was a noble man and a highly devoted educator who believed in his mission and calling.

  7. Albert Tomassian said:

    The Armenian community lost another giant of a man. The two pillars of the community. Mr. Injejikian established what most did not even dream of, i. e. establishing an Armenian High School in the US. His courageous act was followed by others in the years to follow, at the rate of one school per year, as he predicted. A family man, humble, and dedicated to his community. He will be missed.
    With sincere sympathies for his wife Rose and his children and grand children.
    May he rest in peace.

  8. Lucy Charkhutian said:

    A respectful and unforgettable gentleman of the Armenian Community. Who didn’t know the 1st principal of the 1st Armenian School established in Los Angeles, CA… It is indeed a sad day for the entire Armenian Community of Los Angeles. He deserves every area of respect and honor. May you rest in peace Kapy jan. Asdvadz hokeen lousavore.