ELOIAN, John, D.O., 78, passed August 20, 2011. Dr. Eloian was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret; his son, John Jr.; his daughter, Pamela; and his parents, Minas and Siranoush Eloian. He is survived by his brother and wife, Ara and Carol Eloian; his sister and husband, Lucille and Rene Rocha; his cousin, Ralph Mugerdichian; his uncle, John Halajian; his daughters, Margaret and Tina; his son-in-law, Suren; his daughter-in-law, Linda; stepchildren, Debbie, Suella and Donald; and his grand-children, Nicholas John, Andrew, Matthew, John and Michael. John was born in Detroit, Mich., April 2, 1933. At 17, he entered the 1st Calvary Division at the end of the Korean War, attended Arizona State University and then the Osteopathic College of Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa. Since 1966, Dr. Eloian touched the lives of many of his patients during his 30 plus years of medical practice. John was actively involved in the McClain Foundation and he had a tremendous amount of pride for his Armenia Culture, donating toward the Armenian Community locally and abroad. He enjoyed traveling, reading medical literature, attending Armenian functions, real estate and poker. John loved life and his family. A special heart-felt thank you from his family goes to attorneys, Kay McGucken and Nina Alvarez; caregivers, Nicola, Marion, Marshana and Latrecia; legal guardian, DeeWynn Cox; and the entire Hospice Team. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, with light refreshments. Memorial services will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McClain Inc., 7211 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 215, Tampa, FL 33614. Gonzalez Funeral Home
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Published in TBO.com on Aug. 24, 2011