Hagop Armen Moumjian, known to many as Armand M. (Moumjian), left the physical world peacefully in his sleep at 8:30 a.m. on November 23, 2021, at Meadowbrook Health and Rehabilitation in Tucker, Georgia, where Armen had resided for the past few months.
Armen lived to age 89 years and is of Armenian heritage, born in Aleppo, Syria, grew up in Turkey, and became a proud American citizen in 1976. He was born on February 29, 1932, but his mother insisted the doctor write it on his birth certificate as February 28th, to have all of his birthdays celebrated. Armen was a gifted artist, architect, interior designer, and musician. He attended Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, France and Ecole Superieure des Arts Modernes-Design, Paris. Armen had a command of seven languages and was a classically trained guitarist, performing for many groups, including his own group of musicians who performed regularly as a young man. Armen’s’ paintings grace many private residences and galleries around the world. He was commissioned to paint the altar and side altar paintings along with a large painting of the “Last Supper” for St. David’s Armenian Orthodox Church in Boca Raton, Florida. St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Hollywood, Florida and St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Chicago also have his beautiful paintings, along with many prominent collectors throughout the world. He devoted his life to art- his first love, which began at 4 years old. Armen had a passion for life, language, music, and painting. Armen had a deep abiding love for family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Armen is survived by his sister, Knarig Fermanian in Cary, NC, his niece, Linda Marshall and her husband Todd and their children, Kristin and TJ, Armen’s former wife, Catherine Ufer, her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Clapper-Kott, and beloved grandson, Jack Clapper, Catherine’s siblings, nieces, and nephews. Armen is also survived by his niece, Jemie Moumdjian Keshishian and her children, Karoline Kazancian and Nayiri Davis, a great-grandniece and great-grandnephew along with his nephew, Harry (Humpig) Moumdjian and beloved cousins, Sam, Lena and Ara and their families. So many people loved Armen including other family members and friends- because he loved so many.
A memorial service to celebrate Armen’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, in Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Scott Blake officiating.
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