It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
announces the passing of


Age 77, who passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 1, 2023, following a short illness.

On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy Joseph's family members.

Joseph was a pillar of strength, a devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished grandfather, and a caring brother. His impact on the lives of those around him was immeasurable, and his memory will forever be engraved in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.


Joseph leaves behind his beloved wife, Araxie Bozabalian, who shared a lifetime of love and companionship. He is also survived by his devoted daughter, Patil (Philip) Shaheen, and grandchildren Zara and Raphael, as well as his loving son, Ishkhan (Marina) Bozabalian, and grandchildren Lumina and Kalina. His brother, Abraham Bozabalian and family, as well as his sister, Osan Hekimian and family. He will be deeply missed by the entire Bozabalian, Shaheen, Pilibosian, Hekimian, Berberian, Demirdjian, Hairabedian, Manougian families, relatives, and friends.


The funeral service to celebrate Joseph's life will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2023. The day will commence with a viewing at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church 909 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, with a memorial meal to follow at St. Mary's Parish Hall.

The funeral service will be broadcasted live on


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) in Baltimore. Contributions can be made online at

As we come together to remember and celebrate Joseph's life, let us find solace in the beautiful memories he leaves behind and support each other during this difficult time.

May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

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