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Mooradkanian, D.M.D., Dr. Richard Of North Andover, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014. For 50 years, he practiced family dentistry in Boston's Back Bay. His private practice, combined with that of his father, with whom he was a partner, spanned more than 85 years. Dr. Mooradkanian served as a clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for 45 years until 2007. He was a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society. The son of the late Dr. and Mrs. M. N. Mooradkanian (the former Sybil Condayan), North Andover, he graduated from Johnson High School, Moses Brown Academy, Brown University, and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mooradkanian served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A committed Christian, Dr. Mooradkanian was an active member of First Baptist Church, Salem, NH, where for many years he served as chairman of both the Missions Committee and the Salem Christian School Committee. On the national level, he worked closely for 22 years with the leader and incorporator of the National Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries in American Baptist Churches, working on conference programs and outreach, and served on the prayer ministry team. More recently, he attended Trinity Evangelical Church, North Reading. Locally, Dr. Mooradkanian was a member of the North Andover Republican Town Committee. He also served on the executive committee of the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research, and chaired the Greater Boston Chapter, which had endowed a chair at Harvard University. Dr. Mooradkanian was a follower of Christ, a patriot who loved his country, and a man of honor. Survivors include his sisters, Helen Sybil Mooradkanian of North Andover, Louise Homer (Mrs. Gordon) of Stow, and cousins, Edward Mooradkanian and Ruth Ann Mooradkanian, both of North Andover. Family and friends are invited to Richard's Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Christian Healing Ministries (Francis and Judith MacNutt), 438 W. 67 St., Jacksonville, FL 32208; Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116; MSPCA, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. To offer online condolences, please visit: www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 27, 2014
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