✝ In Memoriam: Harry Balukjian

It is with deep sorrow that we share the sad news of the passing of Past AMAA Board Member Harry Balukjian on June 29, 2016 at home in Gaithersburg, MD.

Harry was proud of his Armenian heritage and helped people and institutions in need in Armenia, the Middle East and beyond, through generous donations to the Armenian Missionary Association of America, while serving on the AMAA board for two decades. Mr. Balukjian was instrumental in introducing Dr. John Markarian as a candidate for Founding President of Haigazian University.

A private funeral will be held on July 14th with a private graveyard service at Arlington Cemetery in Upper Darby, PA.  The date of a public memorial service is yet to be determined.


Harry is survived by his brother, Robert, of Havertown, PA, the children of his sister Marion Sarian (deceased): nephews David Sarian (Linda) of Parkesburg, PA and Dan Sarian (Rebecca) of Littleton, CO, and niece Susan Hein (Gary), also of Littleton, along with six grandnephews/nieces.

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As we mourn the passing of Mr. Harry Balukjian, we rejoice in his life and find consolation in the Hope of the Resurrection.

Donations be made in Mr. Balukjian’s memory to the AMAA or Armenian Martyrs’ Congregational Church, Havertown, PA.