Harold M. Keshishian
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KESHISHIAN HAROLD M. KESHISHIAN March 20, 1929 - July 23, 2010 On July 23, 2010, HAROLD MARK KESHISHIAN of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Melissa McGee Keshishian; devoted father of Kirk, Jocelyn, Christopher and Elizabeth and her husband Nicolas Tyler; brother of John Keshishian and his wife Nancy Lee. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces whom he loved very much. Relatives and friends are invited to call at JOSEPH GAWLERS SONS, INC., 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW (Corner of Harrison St.) Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, 13801 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prevent Cancer Foundation, 1600 Duke St., Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314 or to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.


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Published in The Washington Post from Jul. 26 to Jul. 28, 2010.
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August 8, 2010
Mr. Keshishian was truly one of the gems in this world. His passion for his family was evident constantly. It was a pleasure to work with him and to get to know such a fine man.
My prayers are lifted for his family.
Theresa Babicki
July 29, 2010
Harold was a class act and one of a kind. I will miss him very much.
Harry Vogel
July 28, 2010
Melissa,
I think you know how much Harold meant to me, as a friend and mentor. He was always fun to be around and I cherish those times we spent together. Mary and I offer our sympathy to you and the family. He will be missed by us all!
Billy Pitts
July 28, 2010
Every now and then we become lucky enough to meet a person that impact us in a positive way. Harold was one of those special people that I was fortunate to have in my life. From the first time I met Harold as my neighbor, I had a friend who always helped me with valuable advise. He reminded me so much of my own father who I loved very much. He always called me son and I loved him very much as he was truly a friend.
G.R. Rocky Mobaraki
July 28, 2010
What can I say? I knew him all my life and I always looked to him and my father for advise and guidance. I tried to follow their lead as how to have a good and prosperous life. I got my last piece of advice from Uncle Harold a week or so ago.
South Lynn, Jr
July 27, 2010
Melissa and Family,
David and I send our most heartfelt sympathy. Harold will be sorely missed. We feel honored to have known him and loved him.
David and Deane' Fenstermaker
Deane Fenstermaker
July 27, 2010
Harold was my friend for 70 years since E.V. Brown Elementary School. Everyone dies. But not everyone lives. No one knew how to live, and help others live as did he. His descendants are the proof.
Mickey Michael
July 27, 2010
Dear John: I read with regrets the sad loss of your dear brother, Maria joins me in our sincere sympathy for your loss, may he rest in peace.
Carlos Silva
Carlos Silva
July 27, 2010
Harold, James and John
July 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Melissa and family. We both know what it is like in a time like this. You have our deepest symphany. Harold will be greatly missed. Steve and I miss the farm very much, we talk about it often. How time flys when you say you are going to stop by and before you know it the day has gone. Do take care Melissa and may god be with you and the children.
Jackie & Steve Hawkins
July 26, 2010
Harold was easily one of the most knowledgeable people in the oriental rug community. He was very generous with his knowledge; I learned so much from him especially when he lectured at the Textile Museum.
Jerry Thompson
July 26, 2010
To Melissa, Beth, Kirk, Jocelyn and Christopher

I will always have very fond memories of Harold and the times I spent at the house in Poolesville with my mom and while Theresa and I were there babysitting Kirk. I am very sorry for your loss and I know that Harold will be deeply missed by all of you. You have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God keep you close to Him and carry you through.
Love and Prayers,
Cindy Fowler Watkins
Cindy Watkins
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