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Sam C. Sarkesian

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Sam C. Sarkesian, 83, of Lake Zurich. Visitation for Sam C. Sarkesian will be held on Thursday Sept. 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday Sept. 30 at St. James Armenian Church, 816 Clark Street, Evanston. Interment, Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. Sam was born on November 7, 1927 in Chicago, the son of the late Charles and Khatoon (Baligian) Sarkesian and passed away on Monday, Sept. 26. Sam retired after 23 years from the U.S. Army as Lt. Col. (Airborne/Special Forces) having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Sam then went on to serve as a Professor of Political Science at Loyola University of Chicago, (Professor Emeritus). Beloved husband of Jeanette Sarkesian; loving father of Gary (Kathy) Sarkesian, Joye (Rob) Connor and Guy (Sue) Sarkesian; dear grandfather of Casey, Nick, Andy, Sarah, Jack, Lizzy and Jessica; dear brother of Jerry Sarkesian and the late John Sarkesian. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated in memory of Sam for St. George Armenian Church, 1015 McAree Road, Waukegan, IL 60085 For info. 847-540-8871 or www.ahlgrimffs.com

  
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 27, 2011
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