Herman Sarkisian peacefully passed away in his room in Utica, Michigan, on April 2, 2022, with his son seated next to him. Born in Highland Park, Michigan, on October 9, 1929, he was the son of Setrag and Nazale (nee Arslanian) Sarkisian. Growing up in the Armenian community of Southwest Detroit, he received his basic education and graduated from Western High School. Reading books and history studies held great interest in him at an early age.
Following graduation, Herman enrolled in Wayne State University, where he successfully earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. Launching his lifelong career as a pharmacist, he began working for Cunningham Drug Stores. In 1952 Herman married Susan Hanesian, whom he had known since childhood. However, with the advent of the Korean War, he was inducted into the US Army. Placed in the Medical Corps with the rank of Technical Corporal, he was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Herman and Susan lived there until he was honorably discharged in 1954.
Upon returning to civilian life, they settled in Highland Park and Herman resumed his position as a pharmacist. The happy couple was blessed with the birth of their son, Ron. The family spent enjoyable years vacationing together in Grand Haven, Michigan, California and Florida. In his leisure time, Herman enjoyed reading his many books. Reaching his full senior years, Herman finally retired from pharmacy at Kmart.
Herman Sarkisian shall be lovingly remembered for quietly sitting in his favorite chair reading many interesting books.
His beloved Wife, the late Susan; Dearest Son Ron S. Sarkisian; Dear Brother Sarkis “Sam” Sarkisian; Loving Niece and Nephew, Linda (Roger) Culver, Stephan Young; Herman is also survived by Grand-Nieces, Grand-Nephew, and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will take place on April 11, 2022, Monday, from 9 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 am in the Temporary Sanctuary located in the Veterans Building of St. John Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to St. John Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 40075
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