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Raphael Paul Gregorian

A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for over 60 years, died May 13, 2013. He was born in Stalingrad, USSR on July 11, 1927. He earned science and math degrees and advanced degrees from the American University of Beirut, University of Michigan, Columbia University, USC, and UC Berkeley. He spoke Russian, Farsi, French, and English. He was one of the first people to do business in the Soviet Union, opening his own Palo Alto, California-based satellite office (California International Trade; CIT) in Moscow in 1971. He is survived by his daughters, Tatiana Gregorian-Bailey (Bobbie) and Gina Alexandra DeNucci (Joseph), five grandchildren, Samson Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Kayla Simmering, Conner Simmering, Holly Simmering and his wife, Irina Sidorova. The funeral will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Calvary Armenian Congregational Church, 725 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, California 94132. The Gregorian, Bailey, Simmering, DeNucci and Sidorov families request that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mr. Gregorian's name to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90033. Arrangments by Alta Mesa Funeral Home, Palo Alto, CA

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 17, 2013
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