Armenian Jerusalem
Former theological seminary
             Arshag Garabed Markarian passed away on August 5, 2013 at the age of 90 in Ventura CA.             Born April   27,   1923   in   Jerusalem   to   Garabed   Markarian   and Anna   Kaplanian, Arshag   moved to the United States in 1969 and was a resident of Ventura, California since 1975.             Arshag   attended   Collège   des   Frères   in   Jerusalem   after   which   he   joined   the   family business   at   a   young   age.   On   April   23,   1950   Arshag   married   Julie   Dickranian   in   Jerusalem. They had three children, Shakeh, Arda and Ohan.            Arshag   was   a   successful   business   owner.   While   in   the   clothing   business   in   the   middle   east, his client list included the Royal Family of Jordan and other dignitaries.     In California, Arshag founded Marc Arian Boutique in Glendale and Carpeteria in Ventura.             Arshag   never   avoided   an   intellectual   challenge.   In   his   80's   he   became   computer   literate and   enjoyed   a   wide   variety   of   online   games   like   Bridge   and   Backgammon,   both   of   which   he enjoyed expert status.             He   often   shopped   online   and   was   skilled   at   using   Google   to   find   the   products   he   wanted   to purchase up until his death.            Arshag   took   up   Golf   at   the   age   of   80   and   practiced   regularly   to   improve   his   game. Arshag enjoyed   gardening,   especially   growing   exotic   fruit   trees.   Arshag   was   well   known   for   hand- pollinating his beloved Cherimoya tree every season with great success.             He   loved   to   take   long   early   morning   walks   along   San   Buenaventura   State   Beach.   Arshag loved   to   tinker   with   “handyman”   projects   in   his   garage   using   a   wide   variety   of   tools,   some   of which he invented.     Arshag is survived by:     Julie, his wife of 63 years.             His   daughters   Shakeh   Karakashian,   married   to   Levon   Karakashian   of   Fresno   and   Arda Semerjian, married to Avo Semerjian of Santa Barbara.     His son Ohan Markarian, married to Anya Markarian of Studio City.             Six   grandchildren:Gary   Semerjian   of   Santa   Barbara,   Greg   Semerjian,   married   to   Gabrielle Semerjian   of   Santa   Barbara,   Carina   Karakashian-Hollis,   married   to   Michael   Hollis   of   Irvine, Christina   Karakashian-Zakarian   married   to   Matthew   Zakarian   of   Fresno,   Carolina   Karakshian of Irvine, and Marc Markarian of Studio City.          His   brothers:   Varoujan   Markarian   of   Moorpark,   Aram   Marcarian   of   Sonoma   and   Girair Markarian of Sao Paolo Brazil.
This project has been supported by the Gulbenkian philanthropic Foundation, the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and members of the worldwide Armenian community. Reproductions of the genealogical documents [domar’s] are courtesy Photo Garo, Jerusalem. Copyright © 2007 Arthur Hagopian
This project has been supported by the Gulbenkian philanthropic Foundation, the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and members of the worldwide Armenian community. Reproductions of the genealogical documents [domar’s] are courtesy Photo Garo, Jerusalem. Copyright © 2007 Arthur Hagopian
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