Obituary: Murad A. Meneshian (1936-2016)

Murad A. Meneshian, 80, of Glenview, Ill. passed away Oct. 11.

Murad A. Meneshian

Meneshian was the husband of Knarik O. Meneshian; loving father of Raffi Meneshian (Natacha Samedi), Hasmik Dombalagian (Vahe Dombalagian), and Sevan Meneshian (Anna Sek Meneshian); proud grandfather of Sevana Dombalagian, Taline Dombalagian, Aram Dombalagian, Alina Meneshian, and Aris Meneshian; fond brother of Zorab Meneshian and the late Haigouhi Meneshian and Gaidzag Meneshian; and a dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Meneshian born in Baghdad, Iraq, and immigrated to the United States in 1957. He was an alumnus of University of Illinois (BS) and Texas Christian University (MS). He worked for Abbott Laboratories, Teletype Corporation, AT&T/Lucent Technologies (Bell Laboratories) as an Analytical Chemist and had several patents in the field of science.

Murad was a lifelong member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), and chairman of the Building Committee of the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church in Glenview, Ill. He was also a lecturer in Armenian History, an author and translator of several publications, and frequently contributed to the Armenian Weekly.

Meneshian is the author of Raffi: The Prophet from Payajuk, which was published in 2010.



ARF Chicago “Christapor” Gomideh extends its deepest condolences to the Meneshian family.


The editors and staff of the Hairenik and the Armenian Weekly newspapers extend their deepest condolences to Knarik Meneshian and the entire Meneshian family.




Source: Armenian Weekly
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