Albert H. Darakjian left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 21. He was 89 years of age. After retiring from teaching, Albert turned his attention to composing music. He leaves us a legacy of music, which has its roots in the Armenian spirit. He composed both sacred and secular music, and always gave credit to the Lord for guiding him in his efforts. His desire was that God be glorified by his music. Over the years, his compositions were performed by the Glendale Symphony, Garden Grove Symphony, and Sierra Philharmonic Symphony. Albert is survived by his dear loving wife, Annabelle Lee. They were married for 58 years. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 30, 10:45 a.m., at St. Peter Armenian Church, in Van Nuys. Memorial contributions may be made to any the following organizations: -St. Peter Armenian Church, 17231 Sherman Way, Van Nuys 91406 -United Armenian Congregational Church, 3480 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles 90068 -The Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County, P.O. Box 1335, Thousand Oaks 91358 -Armenian Missionary Association of America, 31 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley. (805) 581-3800
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013