Berch Onanian , 79, of Onset and North Reddington Beach FL, passed away Wednesday Dec. 5, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Berch was the husband of Janet (Sorensen) Onanian also of Onset and FL. Berch was born in Arlington the son of the late Arakel and Sarah (Najarian) Onanian. He attended Watertown public schools and Wentworth Institute in Boston. Berch is an U.S. Army veteran serving as a MP during the Korean War. A local 40 union carpenter, Berch enjoyed being the supervisor of the Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall renovation and restoration project. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan, a Mason, an Elk and gardener. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Scott Onanian and his wife Kelly of West Wareham, a sister Shirley Onanian of Watertown, his grandchildren; Scott, Nicole, Lauren, Jayson and Casey and his great grandson Ashton. Berch is the father of the late Douglas and Dana Onanian and the brother of the late George and Helen Onanian. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Visitation & prayers with the family were held on Saturday December 8, from 11-12 at the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham. Relatives and friends were cordially invited to attend. Burial followed in Newton Cemetery 781 Walnut St. Newton Center. Online guestbook please visit warehamvillagefuneralhome.com
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Published in Wareham Courier from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 2012