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Isabel Ananian

posted May 15, 2009, 6:57 AM by C. Scott Ananian   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:04 AM ]

Isabel Zabel Ananian passed away on May 12, 2009, after a year long struggle with cancer.

She was born December 1, 1924, to Hagop and Araxie Gefairjian in Manhattan, NYC. She graduated from Washington Irving High School and was a student at NYU Business College as an accounting major and working at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York City. She retired as Trust Auditor from the United Jersey Banks in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was a founding member of Saint Thomas Armenian Church in Tenafly, N.J., where she chaired many committees and taught Sunday school.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 63 years: Stephen; two sons: Stephen Junior, and Clifford and wife Pamela; four grandchildren: Clifford Scott Ananian Ph.D, Dr. Christopher Lee Ananian MD, Megan Nichole Ananian, and Stephen Brock Ananian; great-grandson: Tyler Jayden Ananian; and also two sisters: Ann Gregory and Lillian Kouletsis.

We all miss her dearly.

Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Markley Chapel of Christ Church, Episcopal, Greenville, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church, Episcopal, 10 N. Church St., Greenville, SC 29601

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