Robert Shamlian Memorialized At Ararat Home

MISSION HILLS, CA ‘sThe name “Robert Minas Shamlian, Mr. Ararat” in large brass letters was dedicated on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the Ladies’ Auxiliary regular monthly luncheon at Ararat Home’s Mission Hills facility.

The memorial along with a plaque honoring Mr. Shamlian’s decades of service to the Home is placed at the first floor Entry Arcade to the Deukmejian Ballroom. A framed replica of the special plaque was presented to Mrs. Helen Shamlian by John Yaldezian, Past Trustees Board Chairman.

Robert and Helen’s son Gregory Shamlian presented a $30,000 check to the Ararat Home Endowment Fund on behalf of the family which was gratefully accepted by Board Chairman Armen Hampar.

Hundreds of attendees witnessed the presentation, including former Governor George Deukmejian and his wife Gloria, as well as many of “Mr. Ararat’s” extended family and friends.

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