Arman Hatsian "Hatsie" Hatsian

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Arman Hatsian "Hatsie" Hatsian Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Arman G. "Hatsie" Hatsian, 83, of Rocky Hill, beloved husband for 54 years of Betty (Ploss) Hatsian, who passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday (December 26, 2013). Born on September 15, 1930 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Peter and Helen (Surmolian) Hatsian. Arman was a 1948 graduate of Hartford Public High School and attended UCONN. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement Arman was employed as a photographer at the Hartford Courant for 40 years. As an accomplished photojournalist one of his most recognized photos was of the Hartford Civic Center roof collapse in 1978. He was a Master Mason with the Wyllys-St. John's Lodge, No. 4, A.F. and A.M., West Hartford; A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, as well as a member of Shriners International and the Royal Order of Jesters. Immediately after their retirement, Arman and Betty were also able to enjoy 12 years in Florida, returning to Connecticut in 2005 to be with their family. He enjoyed traveling and was a fan of the UCONN football and basketball teams, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, who will miss his teasing, sense of humor, boisterous voice and his special laugh. In addition to his devoted wife Betty, Arman will be dearly missed by his sister, Shirley Markarian and her husband Walter; niece, Linda Markarian, nephew Gregory Markarian, niece Jennifer Markarian Ward and her husband Trevor. He will also be missed by his great-nieces Julia and Kayla whom Arman adored. He was predeceased by his two brothers, George and Kirk. In accordance with Arman's wishes, funeral services will be private and there are no calling hours. Donations in Arman's memory may be made to the , 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Rocky Hill Food Bank. Please make checks payable to the Town of Rocky Hill and mail to: Town of Rocky Hill, Attn: Human Services, 699 Old Main St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 29, 2013
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