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Sam Soghomonian

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SOGHOMONIAN- Sam Soghomonian, 88, entered that great faculty lounge in the sky on June 10, 2011. He was a master educator for 48 years, Foreman of the 1970 L.A. County Grand Jury, president of the California Teachers' Association, Southern Section, on the executive board of the National Education Association, trustee of Mayfield High School, first man to join the Pasadena League of Women Voters, president of the Altadena Exchange Club, president of the Board of Trustees of the Altadena Public Library and volunteer at the Huntington Collection of the Huntington Memorial Hospital. Sam and Maria moved to Tucson in 2007 to join their daughters. Sam is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maria; daughters MiaBarnett (John) and Michelle Branham (Mark); grandchildren Sarkis, Lauren and Charlie Barnett and Natalie Branham; and his sister, Rosemary Vial of Marin County, as well as his nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the many friends and former students who have expressed their love during Sam's illness. Memorials may be sent to Casa de la Luz Hospice, 400 W. Magee Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on June 19, 2011
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