AGBU Celebrates the Blessed and Benevolent Life of Nazar Nazarian
A pillar of the AGBU global community and a leader in the worlds of industry and philanthropy, the pre-eminent Armenian patron Nazar Nazarian passed away on August 28, 2023, at the age of 98, having fully lived out his oft-stated personal credo - "to experience the joy and sense of reward that come through unreserved giving and dedicated service to one's nation and the Armenian Church."
"Our community has experienced a deep loss with the passing of the beloved Nazar. Always prepared to invest in ambitious undertakings with the goal of impacting the greatest number of people, he has led a very intentional and spiritually guided life and I have been blessed to call him a friend, confidante, uncle, and fellow AGBU Board Member," stated AGBU President Berge Setrakian.
Blessed with longevity, Nazarian had ample opportunity to fulfill his destiny as the successor of a long line of distinguished patrons of education, health care, nation-building, and above all, the Armenian Church. It is a family legacy that he and his late wife Artemis, who passed in 2020, instilled in their family who survives them: their daughter Seta and son Levon and his wife Claudia, as well as their five grandchildren: William, Matthew, Nicholas, Daniela, and Gregory Nazarian. Nazar was also blessed to recently welcome and know his two great-grandchildren Henry and Madaline.