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Harry Haig Saroyan


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Harry Haig Saroyan Obituary
HARRY HAIG SAROYAN, age 76, of Grand Terrace, CA, passed into the Lord's presence on September 27, 2016 surrounded by loved ones, Harry died peacefully at home from complications of heart disease and related illness. Harry was born 1940 in Cairo, Egypt. He was a full apprentice in tool and die at age 12. He attended Cairo University and took part in the Lebanese Rocket program before emigrating to the USA at age 22. He served in the U.S. Air Force, achieved a Master's of Tool Design Engineering and created parts for NASA's Apollo 3 and 4 missions. In 1969 Harry settled in California and opened Saroyan Mastercrafts making customized metal products. His oriental designs and musical recordings made him a beloved champion of middle eastern arts and music worldwide. Harry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Carol; son Ren Smith; daughter Kathryn Kruger; son-in-law Ron Kruger; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all. Memorial services will be held at Valley View Chapel, Montecito Mortuary: Visitation on Sunday, Oct. 9, 4 - 8 pm. Funeral Service on Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 am with burial to follow.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2016
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