LOS ANGELES—Long-time activist and benefactor Vigen Shaghzoian passed away Friday leaving behind a legacy of service and generous philanthropy in communities throughout the world.
A state funeral will be held on Saturday, February 26 at 2 p.m. at Glendale’s St. Mary’s Armenian Church and will be presided over by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirosian. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
During his lifetime, Shaghozian has contributed to several community organizations, including the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian National Committee, the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, the Prelacy of Kuwait and the Gulf Region, the Armenian School in Kuwait and the community center in Lebanon, which was called the Shaghzoian center.
Condolences have been offered to the family by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia and Archbishop Mardirossian, on behalf of the all the boards and committees function under the auspices of the Western Prelacy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Cultural Foundation’s “Vigen Shaghzoian Fund.”
In upcoming editions of Asbarez, we will highlight Shaghzoian’s lifetime of service to the Armenian community and the Armenian cause.