ARF Founder’s Granddaughter Laid to Rest

LOS ANGELES–Funeral services for Yelena Mikaelian-Chelypova, the granddaughter of Armenian Revolutionary Federation founding father Kristapor Mikaelian were held Tuesday at Hollywood Forest Lawn, with the attendance of ARF Western US Central Committee members and other ARF rank and file.
The solemn ceremony, attended by family members, relatives and friends was highlighted by a eulogy delivered by Hagop Manjikian on behalf of the ARF. At the conclusion of the services, the traditional “Verkorov Li” was sang by attendees.
The ARF Western US Central Committee Tuesday last week announced the Mikaelian-Chelyapova’s passing and offered its condolences to her family and relatives.
Mikaelian-Chelyapova was born in Kiev, the Ukraine in 1917 and passed away in Los Angeles after a long illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Cultural Foundaion, 104 N. Belmont St., Suite 300, Glendale, CA 91206.

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