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John Halagian
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John Halagian passed away peacefully in his W. Bloomfield home on March 28, 2018. Born in Highland Park, MI on August 12, 1928, he was the son of Peter and Mary (Postoian) Halagian. Raised in a warm Armenian community, he enjoyed playing in the high school football and basketball teams, and later played softball for St. Sarkis.
He met Ann Altounian and they were married in 1952. Becoming a dedicated and hard working husband and father, the family spent many hours together going camping with their motor home and having family picnics with their relatives and friends. John loved to play cards and even continued playing cards up to the very last days of his life.
John was active in the community as a loyal and supporting member of the AYF and ARF, traveling many times with the youngsters to the happy AYF Olympics weekends, where John was always noted for his festive dancing to the historic Armenian dance music.
Even working first at Excello Corp and finally retiring from Ford Motor Co. after many years of service, John served his church in many capacities – as a church Usher for 45+ years - on the fundraising committee of the new church building in 1962 – and as an elected member of the St. Sarkis Executive Board.
John leaves a solid legacy of family love and dedicated service to ones heritage..........
FAMILY MEMBERS.....Beloved husband of the late Ann Halagian. Dearest father of Aram Halagian, Arlene (Sarkis) Atikian, Margaret (Paul) Wojciechowski, Michael Halagian. Loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Devoted son of the late Peter and Mary Halagian. Dear brother of Lucy Conley and the late Sam Halagian. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.......
VISITATION.... In State Monday 5pm to 8pm, with Dan Gark prayers at 7:30pm, in St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Rd; Dearborn, MI. 48128 .....
FUNERAL INFORMATION...The family will also receive friends in church on Tuesday from 10am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00am, followed by U.S. Marine Corp Military Honors at 12 noon. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery......
MEMORIAL DONATIONS may be sent to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church......
ARRANGEMENTS in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS 248-626-7815.......
KINDLY LEAVE A LOVING REMEMBRANCE here for the family and friends to see, THANK YOU


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