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Avedies Sunukjian

December 3, 2006

Avedies 'Dinny' Sunukjian, 91

Melrose - Avedies 'Dinny' Sunukjian, 91, passed away on December 3, 2006 at Heritage House after a long illness.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Moses and Nouritza Sunukjian. He enlisted and served during WWII in the US Navy from 1942 - 1945 on a supply ship in the Pacific Theater.

Subsequent to the war, he was a meat cutter and part owner of the Arrow Cash Market, Troy, and later owner of the IGA Market in Melrose, NY. He served his community as a volunteer fireman in the Melrose Fire Company.

He is survived by his wife Lucie Dakessian Sunukjian. He is survived by three daughters, Maria Sunukjian, Marilyn Stapleton and Anita Sunukjian Taraqji Ogali; he was the grandfather of Mark and Russell Stapleton, Sevan Darakjian and the great grandfather of Julian and Nikolas Stapleton. He was predeceased by a brother, Sam Sunukjian and two sisters, Flora Malkonian and Grace Ishkanian.

His interests included gardening, wood turning, stamp and coin collecting.

Funeral service will be held Thursday 10:30am at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. William Elwell, officiating.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-7pm.

Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Sunukjian to the Melrose Methodist Church Melrose, NY or Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad, Inc. 1440 NY Route 40, Schaghticoke.


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