It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
announces the passing of
ARA VORSGANIAN age 86, who passed away on July 22, 2020.
On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Ara's family members.

Ara Vorsganian was born on February 1, 1934 in Nicosia, Cyprus to Sarkis Vorsganian and Marie Tellalian. 

Ara Vorsganian began his career as a concert artist at the early age of ten, with a solo performance at the June 1944 Armenian Club Concert in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1951, he won a scholarship to further continue his studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. He took a year’s course in Boston where he studied violin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. So successful were his studies that he was 1 of 4 winners of the Steinway Youth Competition and played in Steinway Hall. In 1954, the Royal Academy of Music awarded him the Poulett Scholarship for violin.  He followed his studies in London at Guildhall School of Music, where he graduated with honors, and was awarded Performer’s Diploma in both violin and piano. He returned to Cyprus in 1956, where he maintained an active schedule as a violinist and teacher and as the Leader of the CBC Orchestra. He gave violin recitals both In Greece and Cyprus and was the conductor of the English School Symphony Orchestra for 34 years. In 1971 he represented Cyprus as a first violinist in a series of concerts given by the World Symphony Orchestra in the USA. He took part in the inauguration of Disney World in Orlando, FL and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

In 1977, he married Sara Baylouzian, from Anjar Lebanon, and was blessed with three children, Maral, Ani, and Daron. He was then blessed with 4 grandchildren, Nayiri, Talar, Helen Sara, and Nora.

On July 22, 2020, Ara entered his eternal rest with his family by his side.

FAMILY MEMBERS
Ara was the beloved husband of Sara, l oving father of Maral (Katchig) Atamian of Australia, Ani (Jerair) Ourlian and Daron Vorsganian, cherished grandfather of Nayiri, Talar, Helen Sara, and Nora, dear brother of Ani Kazarian. Ara will also be missed by Nazareth Kazarian, his nephew and friends.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
Visitation with family and friends will take place at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church on  Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at  11:00 am . Graveside service to follow at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park 35667 Eight Mile Road, Livonia. reminder to all that covid-19 safety precautions are still to be followed inside the church.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS
Ara's family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory be made to ARS Shakeh Chapter or to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church (to make memorial donation online  Click Here )

CONDOLENCES
Please view Ara's obituary and leave a loving message at www.ekfh.net
[313-336-6200]  [office@saintsarkis.org]