"True Soul Mates, |
We will be together forever."
TALLMADGE -- Zobby Miktarian, 85, passed away August 28, 2013.
Born in Akron, Zobby has lived in Tallmadge for over forty years. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Cavalier APA 37, spending two years in China. Zobby along with his brothers Mike and Paul owned Joes All Star Café, a business started by his father Joe, in 1933. He retired in 2000. He was a member of the Tallmadge United Methodist Church, Adoniram Joppa Lodge #517, Scottish Rite Valley of Akron, Tadmor Shrine; a 56 year member of American Legion #209; Past "Chef de Gare" of Voiture 40&8 and a lifetime member of Firestone VFW Post #3383.
There wasn't anyone that Dad met that he didn't like, even though the name may have escaped him, he always remembered a face. With the help of family and his devoted patrons he raised over $200,000 for MS as "The UGLY bartender" an acronym that couldn't be more fitting as it stood for; Understanding, Generous, Loveable, You-that was our Dad. He was the happiest and most loving and genuine man you could ever meet; our joy and inspiration. Dad we love and miss you terribly, but you are with Mom now jitterbugging your way through eternity.
He was preceded in death by wife and love of his life, Peggy A. Miktarian; parents, Kachig (Joe) and Dicranuhi Miktarian and brothers, Paul Miktarian and Mike Miktarian.
Zobby is survived by daughters, Patty Spencer and Cheryl (Bryan) Esler; son, Zavin (Chris) Miktarian all of Tallmadge; sister, Margaret Merlesena of Burlington, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Wilma Miktarian; grandchildren, Katie Thompson, Kari (Jon) Stanke, Kristen Spencer, Tim Dettling, Keegan Miktarian, Scott Spencer and Michael Esler; two great granddaughters, Kaylee and Lillianne; many nieces, nephews and friends and his beloved "gadu" Annie.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Rd., Tallmadge with Rev. Dr. William Liming Jr. and Rev. Dr. Barry French officiating. Interment will be at the Tallmadge Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #566.
Friends may call 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave., (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle), where a Masonic Service will be conducted by Adoniram Joppa Lodge #517 at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National MS Society, 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131, or the Joshua T. Miktarian Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 53 Twinsburg, OH 44087
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2013