Richard Souren Nigosian, 74, died suddenly of cardiac arrest last month at his home in New York City. He was a son of the late Hermine (nee Barsamian), from Bolis, and the late Israel Nigosian, from Keghi. He was born in Highland Park. Michigan and grew up in Detroit and suburbs Richard studied history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His extensive personal travel to over 180 countries, including his ancestral Armenia several times, inspired his becoming a travel consultant, eventually founding Bond Street Travel in New York, which had a nation-wide clientele but particularly in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. FAMILY MEMBERSRichard is survived by his beloved brother Gregory Nigosian, also born in Highland Park, now of Chicago, Illinois. Richard is remembered by his paternal Nigoghosian, Hagopian, Geragosian, and Boodoian cousins primarily in Michigan and Canada, and maternal Barsamian, Bakian, Temples, and Minasian cousins, primarily in Michigan and New York, and their descendants still living around the US and Canada. All of his paternal aunts and uncles were lost in Turkey. His godparents Varsenig (nee Sirooonian) and Hagop Barsamian of New York predeceased him.ARRANGEMENTSMemorial programs will be held in Detroit and New York next summer when feasible. Richard will be placed to rest in Woodmere Cemetery near his parents. MEMORIAL TRIBUTESTributes may be made to his favorite charity which he knew from several visits to Armenia: Armenia Tree Project, 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 3900, Woburn, MA 01801. CONDOLENCESClick on "Share A Memory" and leave a remembrance, photo, or video here. Click "Tribute Wall" to view themTHANK YOU
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