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Robert NazarianMarch 27, 1924 ~ May 15, 2016 (age 92)
Cohoes - Robert Nazarian, 92, of Pasinella Way and formerly of North Greenbush died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Eddy Village Green.
Born in Watervliet, he was son of the late Dickran Nazarian and Vartanoush Mardigian Nazarian. He was raised in Watervliet and attended Watervliet schools. In 1952, Bob married Trudy Schlueter, his Number One girl. They had resided in North Greenbush and made 64 years of wonderful memories together.
Bob worked at the Watervliet Arsenal from 1948-1981. He graduated from the Apprentice School and became the Chief of Quality Assurance.
Bob was a courageous Army veteran of World War II. After being wounded 4 times he was awarded the Purple Heart. In his earlier years, Bob enjoyed working in his garden, bowling and softball. He then became an avid golfer and belonged to several leagues. Bob was known for his quick wit and playful sense of humor. He liked nothing better than to joke around. He was affectionately known as either Poppy or Buster to the grandchildren and great grandchildren who brought him great joy and pride. However, his generosity was not limited to family members. He graciously gifted many children and adults throughout the region with a Tootsie Pop. He never left home without a stash of pops because he loved sharing a simple joy with whomever he met. This long time practice gave him the nickname of the ‘Lollipop Man’ and an article about him appeared in a local paper. Bob continues to be deeply loved and he will be greatly missed.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Diana (David) Lloyd, Wynantskill and Deborah (Steven) Sawyer, Troy, NH; his grandchildren, Demecia and Alyssa Lloyd, Cassandra (Eugene) Leoniak, Brianna Lloyd, Kellen (Carolynn) Sawyer and Mallory (Henry) Underwood; his great grandchildren, Zaven, Amaia and Sieyla Williams, Annaliese and Westin Leoniak, Gretchen Sawyer and Milo and Ksenia Underwood. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Albert Nazarian and two sisters, Mary Patoukian and Zevart Mardigian.
Relatives and friends may call at the St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church 100 Troy-Schenectady Road Watervliet on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at the CHURCH with Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Robert Nazarian to the St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church PO BOX 196 Watervliet, NY 12189 or Eddy Village Green Elders Fund of House 4, 4 Pasinella Way, Cohoes, NY 12047.
St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church
100 Troy-Schenectady Road, PO Box 196, Watervliet NY 12189
Eddy Village Green Elders Fund of House 4
4 Pasinella Way, Cohoes NY 12047