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August 29, 1942 September 9, 2017
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Delores Karibian’s parents were Ohanes and Rose (Sarkisian) Mardossian. From an early age, Delores grew up as a great sister to her brother and sister while she gained deep feelings of Armenian orientation and an enthusiastic desire to develop tasty Armenian culinary talents. Naturally, she was noted for her delicious traditional Armenian dishes. Active in the church and community, she was a member of the ACYOA, Jrs. and continued on in the adult chapter of the ACYOA. Delores received her education and graduated from high school. She met Albert Karibian and they married. Delores became a devoted wife and loving mother to her three sons. Deeply active in their PTA, she was also involved with them for their soccer and baseball games, even travelling with them to away-from-home games and competitions. At the same time, Delores was an important part of the family business in their store. And, in her leisure time, she enjoyed a good game of bowling with her group. Delores was a member of the Daughters of Vartan, who have pledged to preserve and protect freedom of worship, and the culture and traditions of the Armenian nation. Scholarships to deserving college students is also an important program of their Sisterhood. She was also an active member of the Detroit Armenian Womens Club, which has similar ideals of preserving culture and heritage. A woman of faith, Delores was very active in church as a member of the Women’s Guild. She volunteered her fine culinary services in the kitchen, helping the crew of women to handle church events, especially months of preparations for the church annual bazaars. She reached her pinnacle when she expertly helped to plan and execute one of the bazaars as the Chairman. Delores G. Karibian set a fine example of dedication and caring for her loved ones to follow. ........FAMILY MEMBERS Beloved wife of Albert. Dearest mother of Craig (Suzanne) Karibian, Todd Steven Karibian and Jon (Leah) Karibian. Loving grandmother of Maxwell and Alexander. Dear sister of Nancy (Sarkis) Kazarian, Art (Judy) Mardossian. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.................FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: In State Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with Dan Gark prayers at 8:00pm in St. John Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield. The family will also receive friends in church on Wednesday from 10am until time of funeral service at 11:00am......... Daughters of Vartan Service at 12 Noon.,,,,,,Memorial donations may be sent to the family .................Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS 248-626-7815..................Kindly leave a loving remembrance here. Thank You.

St John Armenian Church
22001 Northwestern Hwy; Southfield , MI 48075
Visitation will take place in church Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with Dan Gark prayers at 8pm

St John Armenian Church;
22001 Northwestern Hwy; Southfield, MI 48075
The family will also receive friends in church on Wednesday from 10am until time of funeral service at 11am. The Daughters of Vartan Service will be at 12 Noon.

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