It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that the following is added to this page.

Harry G. Sogigian, 95, died Thursday, February 28, 2008, in the Jewish Healthcare Center. His wife, Mary (Tashjian) Sogigian, died in 1988.

He was born and raised in Worcester, son of George H. and Agavne (Boghosian) Sogigian and graduated from South High School.

He is survived by a daughter, Ann Avakian and her husband George of Worcester; a son, George H. Sogigian and his wife Rosanna of Shrewsbury; two granddaughters, Sarah and Carol of Shrewsbury; and two nieces. His two sisters, Rose Sogigian and Margaret Demirjian preceded him in death.

Harry was founder and former owner of Reliable Electroplating Co., retiring in 1977. He organized the first Worcester Branch of the American Electroplating Society, serving as president and later as treasurer. He was an active member of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, where he served in many capacities, including chairman and treasurer of the parish council, choir member, and Diocese Delegate for five terms. He was a veteran member of the Isaiah Thomas Masonic Lodge, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the Knights of Vartan, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

 

Harry G. Sogigian

author of

“The Uprooting and Rebirth of the Soghigian Family"

 presented his book to his Church Family on Sunday March 12, 2006

 

“Not just the story of one family,

but the sad  tale of our nation”   ... Der Aved

 

 

Family and friends gathered together to congratulate Mr. Sogigian.

 

Our own Harry Sogigan has just completed his book "The Uprooting and Rebirth of the Sogigian Family." The completion of this book marks the fullfillment of his life-long dream. Mr. Sogigian thanked Van Aroian for his invaluable assistance in the book's creation.

Der Aved proudly introduced the Author and Mr. Van Aroian. He explained some of the details of Mr. Sogigian's family history and the efforts which went into the making of this book. Der Hayr also expressed his heartfelt thanks to Mr. Sogigian for his lifelong love of and continuing service to our Church.

 

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated towards the establishment our Church Library.

 

"Vartsgut Gadar Baron Haroutioon"