Ara R. Parseghian

May 21, 1923 – Aug 2, 2017 (Age 94)


May 21, 1923
August 2, 2017


Ara R. ParseghianMay 21, 1923 - Aug. 2, 2017GRANGER - Ara Parseghian, former Notre Dame football coach, died on August 2nd at his home in Granger. He was born May 21, 1923, in Akron, Ohio. He was the son of an Armenian father and a French mother, both immigrants. In 1948, in Greenfield, OH, Ara...

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Our Dad took us to ND games when we young boys in grade school and high school in the 1960's. I will never forget seeing Ara with the team at the weekly pep rallies in the old track & field house. It was standing room only and so loud you could barely hear yourself talk. The players would be packed into the balcony behind Ara who would always deliver an emotional speech. Ara saved Notre Dame's football program and brought back the true Fighting Irish spirit. Ara, thanks for the great...

He was my idol in the 1960's. A legendary coach, and an even greater man. May his soul Rest In Peace in heaven for eternity.
Brian Jude Loiacono

I was only five or six years old when Mr. Parseghian was our neighbor in Oxford Ohio when he was the coach of the Miami Redskins! My Dad was the Director of the Student health center then, and the Parseghians were our neibors on the same road. We went to a Notte Dame game in 1964 and what a time we had at Southbend

I live near west palm beach and every year my wife and I would go to marco island for a vacation.I met coach in a restaurant on marco and we were watching a football game at the front of the place. I told him I was more of a pro football fan than a college football fan. we went to separate tables and after dinner ara gave me his telephone number and told me to call him next time i am in town. 30 years later we became great friends along with my wife and his wife. rip my dear friend. prayers...

So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace as you cope with your loss. Jer.29:11

My deepest condolences for your loss. Rest assured life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

I was fortunate enough to get to meet him one time when he signed my book at ND. He was a great man and so humble.

Ara and me, late 60's

To know Ara was to respect, admire, and love him. May Katie and family find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of Ara's many fans around the world. Ara, you will be in my heart forever.

Ara, you were a great man and friend to all of us Marco Islanders. My sister Leslie of Naples was a big football fan and she too passed away 7/31. I am glad that both of you are at peace.