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Parsegh Bohdjelian Passes Away

Parsegh Bohdjelian Passes Away

The Palamoudian and Bohdjelian families announced with regret the passing away on Saturday 14th of February, 2015, of Parsegh H. Bohdjelian.  Parsegh was born on the 6th of September, 1925 in Cyprus, where his parents had found refuge as survivors of the Armenian Genocide. In 1915 his parents were forced on a Death March through the Der el Zor Syrian desert during which they lost their first-born child, a girl. Having crossed the desert and miraculously having been one of the very few who survived, they took refuge in Homs for a few years, until in 1920, the opportunity arose for them to travel to Cyprus where they established their home.  Parsegh grew up in the family business environment of textile merchandising.  In 1950 he married Azniv Karaoghlanian and they had two children, Nvart and Boghos.  In 1965 the family moved to London.  In 2008 Parsegh lost his wife Azniv who lost her brief battle against cancer.  Parsegh was closely interested in community and church affairs and he served as Council member of the Armenian Community and Church Council of Great Britain which at the time administered the St Peter’s Armenian Church (now re-named the St Yeghiche Armenian Church), and later he served as trustee of the Saint Sarkis Church Management Trust.  Parsegh was devoted to his family and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren, and latterly of his great-grandchildren.  He will be sorely missed as the family’s patriarch by his son Boghos and daughter Nvart Palamoudian, and their respective families.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday 26th of February, 2015 at 12.00 p.m. at St Yeghiche Armenian Church, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3BB.  Interment and Hokejash details will be available at the Church.

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