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KANCHENIAN, LUCIA In loving memory of Lucia Kanchenian, BA, MLS, born Ionescu on June 21, 1927 in Romania; Assist. Professor, Bucharest Univeristy - College of Humanities - Romanian Literature Department, 1949 to 1952; Researcher, Romanian Academy - History of Romanian Literature and Folklore Institute, Director Acad. Prof. George Calinescu, 1951 to 1961; Faculty Brown University, Providence RI, 1964 to 1971; naturalized U.S. citizen, May 1970; church volunteer to ten nursing homes in San Diego County, to orphanages and the distressed elderly in Romania, since 1983; donor of Romanian Folk Art Collection and Archive to Mingei International Museum, San Diego, 2008, featured as "Between East and West- Folk Art Treasures of Romania" exhibition in Balboa Park, August 1, 2010 to February 14, 2011; passed away on February 2, 2013, in Lemon Grove. She is survived by family in Europe, relatives and friends in the U.S. and Canada. Lucia will be remembered mostly for her truly giving heart; "the Lord gave it to me" she said, "along with many loving people who balanced numerous hardships." The Memorial Service will be held on March 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Road/Hwy 94 at Jamacha Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941, 619-660-5000. www.skylinechurch.org In lieu of flowers please donate to the Blind Veterans or Wounded Warriors Project.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 2, 2013
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