Friday, July 17, 2009


Nazareth Hagop Berberian, an American-Armenian Philanthropist, turned up missing from his Yerevan apartment, on April 25, 2009. His body with signs of violence was recovered on May 15, 2009, from a roadside ditch along the Yerevan-Sevan highway, 15.5 miles from the capital of Armenia. According to Ashot Karapetian, head of Kentron Division of the Yerevan Police, the crime was committed by a lone assailant, Petros Temirian, who was arrested on murder charges.

Nazareth Berberian's body was received at LAX on June 26, 2009, by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, which has conducted a second and much more detailed autopsy to determine the actual cause of death, all injuries inflicted, traces of poisoning, as well as the approximate date of death. Lab results are still pending, and an independent investigation is currently in progress.

The Berberian family is sad to report the untimely death of their brother, husband and father, Nazareth Hagop Berberian, who was brutally murdered in Yerevan, Armenia, sometime between April 25 and May 15, 2009. He was 57 years old. Nazareth will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

You are cordially invited to join us for prayers and funeral service on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Old North Church (also referred to as the Red-Brick Church) located at:

Forest Lawn Memorial-Park
Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

For more information, please visit the Memorial Site of Nazareth Hagop Berberian at

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