Howard Manoian Mr. Howard Manoian, of Manassas, Va. and Chef du Pont/Ste. Mere Eglise, France, died peacefully on September 18, 2011 at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Washington, D.C., at the age of 86. Born in Lowell, Mass. on October 4, 1924, Howard enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately following graduation from Lowell High School. While proudly serving his country, Howard earned three Purple Hearts, along with a Bronze Star for valor, a Victory Medal, and a World War II Ribbon. For his exemplary valor and service, Howard was awarded the French Legion of Honor in Normandy, France, during the 2009 D-Day Commemoration Ceremonies. After defending democracy in the world arena, Howard worked for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, became a private business owner and worked as a police officer in Derry, N.H. Howard enjoyed his retirement years with dear friends and family at his homes in France and the United States.
Mr. Manoian was predeceased by his parents Aghavni (Amboian) and Arakel Manoian, his former wife, Rose (Garabedian). Manoian and his brother, Sam Manoian. He is survived by his brother, Mike Manoian. Howard was a devoted father and grandfather to his son Howard A. Manoian, his wife Nadine, and their son, Jacob Manoian of Lowell, Mass.; his daughter Martha Manoian and her daughters, Ashley Siegel and Marisa Siegel of Brookline, Mass.; his daughter, Lisa Tateosian, her husband Gary and their children, Lauren and Michael of Keene, N.H.; his son Christopher Riemer, his wife Gina and their children Amber, Anthony, and Auston, of Manassas, Va.; and Heather Bacon and her husband, William, and their child, Elizabeth of Londonderry, N.H.
A graveside service will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery on September 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. (processional organization of vehicles to the grave site commences at 9:45 a.m. at main gate). A memorial service and reception will be held immediately following at the American Legion Post 10 in Manassas, Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion, Post 10, 9950 Cockrell Road, Manassas, VA 20110; or the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Gavin Chapter, 14 Douglas Road, Webster, MA 01570-3200.
This obituary was originally published in the News & Messenger (Woodbridge, VA).
Published in News & Messenger on Sep. 24, 2011.