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“Church and the Passion Play were always lit up with your presence. Many a good laugh and conversation at the after party. Heaven is a bit brighter...Read More ยป
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Gadar Abkarian went home to be with Jesus on November 2, 2022 after a long, stubborn and courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife Pamela, his daughter Michelle Koper, brother Ropen, sisters Minerva, Maral and many other family and friends.

Gadar once said- "I'm not a snob. I just like nice things and think highly of myself." He was never too shy or too humble to share his superior opinion but those of us who had the privilege to know him best couldn't help falling in love despite his strong personality. Always incredibly generous with his love, time and attention, Uncle Gadar (as he was fondly known by many) effortlessly made us feel very special to him. We will miss him dearly, especially his grandchildren- Matthew and Sophia.

The loss of his larger-than-life presence leaves a huge hole in our lives and hearts but we will continue to remember him with knowing smiles and great affection until we meet again.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield on November 12, 2022 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Pamela Abkarian to offset his medical bills.