MIHRAN "Mike" KUTNERIAN

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Mihran "Mike" Kutnerian was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to Sarkis and Angel Kutnerian. At 19 years old, he moved with his family to Armenia. After also living and working in Russia, he and his family moved to Fresno, CA on August 4, 1977. In 1982, along with his brother, Vrezh, they began Fresno Catering Service, which continues to be in business after 36 years. Through the years, Mihran began to invest in real estate with Vrezh and their other brother Hovannes. He gained all of his earthly success through shear hard work and determination. He never let failure or fear hold him back. He was truly a self made man. As he gained success, he provided opportunities for many who wanted to start their own businesses, many who just arrived in this country without money and without knowing English. He gave them a chance to achieve the American Dream. Mihran was heavily involved in Armenian political and cultural organizations. He loved his culture and devoted much of his life to the advancement and preservation of all things Armenian. He was an executive member of the Central Committee ADL Party, a member of the Western District ADL Party and the Chairman of Tekeyan Cultural Association, Fresno Chapter. He remained active in these organizations until his passing. After courageously battling cancer for seven years, of which the last two years were increasingly difficult, Mihran passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife Nelly; brothers, Hovannes and wife Nazeli, and Vrezh; children, Sarkis, Flora, and Arman; his eight grandchildren; and his many friends whom he dearly loved. Mihran will always be dearly loved and missed by the multitude he touched. His passing is a tremendous loss for our community. We look forward to seeing him again in eternity. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul Armenian Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Nor Or Charitable Foundation, 1901 N. Allen Ave., Altadena, CA 91001; or St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726.
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St Paul Armenian Church
3767 N 1st St
Fresno, CA 93726
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Published in the Fresno Bee on June 13, 2018