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Jerry Avakian

Scottdale - Jerry Avakian, 74 of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on October 20, 2019 with family by his side. He was of Armenian Descent, born in Jerusalem and lived in Methuen and Westford, MA. He was an electrical engineer and project manager for Digital and Compaq specializing in facility development in MA, AZ and CA for 30 plus years before resigning to focus on the design and construction of Armenian Apostolic Church in Scottsdale. Jerry was also a loving husband to Joanne Avakian for over 50 years. They have two children, Kristen and husband David Molin and Raphy and wife Heidi. He is also survived by his brother Harry and wife Alice and sister Ankine Vartanian, and grandchildren Amelia, Audrey and Kayson and his mother Amber Burk who all will remember "Papa" as their biggest fan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jerry's funeral service at Saint Apkar Armenian Church at 8849 E. Cholla Street, Scottsdale on Tuesday 29 at 11 AM.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2019.
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December 17, 2019
Joanne and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. I have fond memories of our early years as married couples. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 3, 2019
Rosemary and Jay Altshuler
October 29, 2019
Dear Joanne and Family.
We very sorry for Jerry leaving this world. He was an incredible person and we will always remember him
Our deepest sympathy to you, your family and everybody around you. May he rest in Peace.
Love Andrey , David and Angela
Andrey, Angela & David Mirzoyan / Hentz
October 29, 2019
Dear Joan, I just heard about Jerry, I am so very sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace. God bless the both of you. Love, Pat Kentigian.
Pat Kentigian
October 28, 2019
Dear Joanne,

I was saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Nick and I enjoyed our get togethers with you and Jerry ; going to dinner or lunch or visiting at each other's homes. I'm so glad to have pleasant memories of these times. I hope fond memories of times you shared with other friends and family will help you through this most difficult time.

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your
family. May he Rest In Peace.

Betty (Bagdasarian) Surabian
Elizabeth Surabian
October 27, 2019
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
October 26, 2019
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October 26, 2019
Joan, so very sad to learn about your most precious loss. Jerry was an adored friend. We were always so happy to spend time with you an Jerry when we visited our close AZ friends Steve and Les. Or when I was fortunate to see Jerry in the MA. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family in this most difficult period. Sincerely, Ed and Janet DeJesus
Ed DeJesus
October 25, 2019
Dear Joanne, I am so sad to hear this news. I loved Jerry, and have missed him. I'll miss him now.... my fellow East-coast Armenian with that great smile and beautiful voice. My sympathies to you, and may God bless his soul, and shine His light upon him.
Margaret Ehramjian
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