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On July 5, 2018, Meher Chekerdemian, a loyal servant to the Armenian Church, the Armenian Nation, and to the advancement of education in Fresno community, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 83. He was born on April 25, 1935, in Beirut, Lebanon. In September of 1955, Meher moved to Fresno, CA, to gain a higher education in the country he chose to be his second home. Meher always stayed true to his Armenian roots, however, he embraced a love for America as well, the country that allowed him to build the beautiful life he had. On January 27, 1962, Meher married the love of his life, Sose Kasparian. Together they had four children. Meher worked for just under 50 years in the Fresno Unified School District as a teacher, counselor, vice-principal, principal, and executive director for the Associated California Schools Administrators. He was also a lecturer at National University, and California State University of Fresno. Meher was heavily involved in the leadership of the Armenian Community in the Western Region of the United States. His proudest moment came in December of 1991, when Meher was invited by the Ministry of Enlightenment of Armenia, Armenia's equivalent of the Department of Education, to help restructure the public education system after Armenia had regained its independence in September of 1991. Meher is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Sose Chekerdemian; oldest son, Garo Chekerdemian and his wife Carla; one and only daughter, Jacqueline Chekerdemian; middle son, Ara Chekerdemian; youngest son, Raffy Chekerdemian; and his two grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Alexia and Alec Chekerdemian. A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 2226 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93721, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. A Graveside Service will immediately follow at Masis Ararat Cemetery, 250 N. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Cultural Foundation.
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Holy Trinity Armenian Church
2226 Ventura St
Fresno, CA 93721
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Published in the Fresno Bee on July 12, 2018