Armenian Evangelical Leader Dr. Antranig Manugian Dies

BEIRUT–Dr. Antranig Manugian–a prominent member of the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Beirut–the Armenian Evangelical and wider Evangelical community of Lebanon–passed away on Monday evening–March 10. Dr. Manugian was 93–and was hospitalized a few days earlier for a heart attack.

Dr. Manugian’s services to his church–community and country are many and varied.

He was the representative the Evangelical Community of Lebanon in the Lebanese Parliament for twenty years. He headed the National Mental Hospital of Lebanon for long years–was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut–and a member of many Lebanese and World Medical & Health Associations–was on the Board of Managers of Haigazian University–the Board of the Near East School of Theology–the Board of Centers for Armenian Handicapped in Lebanon–was a founding member and long time president of the Armenian Evangelical Youth Association–and a long time member and chairman of the Armenian Evangelical Community Council of Lebanon These are but a few of Doctor Manugian’s contributions to community life.

Dr. Manugian is survived by his wife Mrs. Alice Khantamour-Manugian–son Dr. Arsene and Mrs. Elizabeth Manugian–son Vahe and Mrs. Lena Manugian–daughter Vivian and Mr. Dikran Fabrikatorian–brother Mr. Karekin and Sister Ms. Dzovag Kardzayr.

Funeral service will be held at the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Beirut on Thursday March 13–at 3:00 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the Manugian home (P.O.Box 1311 Beit Mery–Lebanon – Tel. 961-4-970 863)–to the Church (e-mail FAEC@Terra.net.lb–Tel. 961-1-343 182)–or the offices of the UAECNE (e-mail UAECNE@Cyberia.net.lb–Fax 961-1-565 629–Tel. 961-1-443 547–565 628)

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