It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
announces the passing of
Age 99, who passed away on July 31, 2021.
On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Aram’s family members.

Aram Yavruyan peacefully passed away, with his beloved wife next to him, in Manoogian Manor, Livonia, Michigan, on July 31, 2021, one year short of his 100th birthday. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 7, 1922, he was the son of Arshag and Yeranouhi (nee Alyanakian) Yavruyan. Aram was a quiet boy, who led a serious life and was always friendly with his neighbors and friends.
A respected pharmacist, Arshag encouraged his sons to pursue higher education in professional fields. Being a studious student, Aram continued his education and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in Kablak University, majoring in the specialty of Urology.
Since their father had once been in Detroit, Aram and his brother, Masis, immigrated to Detroit, following Aram’s graduation from the university. Aram met the love of his life and married Sarah Nazarian, whose parents had fled from Istanbul, surviving the Genocide. The happy couple established their residence in Highland Park until many years later they moved into their home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Until his retirement, Aram was a dedicated staff doctor in several area hospitals.
Aram and Sarah were respected members of the community, supporting artistic, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations. They were active members of the Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul, as well as supporters of St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church.
Dr. Aram Yavruyan shall always be remembered for his sincere dedication and quiet personality, balanced with his ever-present warm smile and gentle sense of humor. 

His beloved wife Sarah Yavruyan. Dear brother Masis and Zevart Ruyan (in Califorinia); Also nieces, relatives and friends, Alan and Emma Wright.

Visitation will take place in the chapel of Evergreen Cemetery, 19807 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI on August 10, 2021, at 11:00am with the funeral service at 11:30am. Interment will follow in the family lot.

Dr. Aram’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church or to the Society of Armenians From Istanbul 22001 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075. To make an online donation, please click here.

To send a loving message and view Dr. Aram’s obituary, please go to

May God Rest His Soul in Peace.
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