July 8, 1926 - November 9, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Rose, 86, passed away at her home on November 9, 2012. She was born July 8, 1926 in Bronx, New York to Nazareth and Alice Kavorkian. On February 8, 1948, she wed Oscar Vartanian in Providence, Rhode Island. Rose was a loving & devoted wife, mother & homemaker. In her spare time, Rose really enjoyed reading. They were blessed with two children, John & Debra. Rose was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother and loved her entire family. She saw only the good in people and cherished her faith. She will be deeply missed by all. Preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters, Mary Follo & Helen Sharigian. Rose is survived by her loving husband Oscar of 65 years; 2 children, daughter Debra Fischer and her husband Ray, Sr., and son John Vartanian and his wife Lou Anne; 4 grandchildren, Ray Fischer Jr. and his wife Jessica, Eric Fischer and his wife Kimberly, John-Paul and Justin Vartanian; and 3 great grandchildren, Gavin, Crew and Lincoln; as well as many extended loving family members and friends. Please visit www.vondelsmithmortuary.com to leave a message for the family. www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 18, 2012