FRESNO–Reverend Sahag Andekian passed away on Wednesday August 11 in Fresno.
Andekian was anointed in 1961 by the Prelate at the time Archbishop Khoren Paroian–who later became the Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. For 38 years he had worked for the St. Stephens Church in Cyprus–the St. Gregory the Illuminator church in Massachusetts and the St. Stephens church in the New England region. After his retirement in 1988 he continued to work with the church in Fresno.
The funeral services will take place on Monday–August 16 at 11 a.m. at the St. Yerortutiun Church in Fresno. The burial will be at the "Massis-Ararat" cemetery.
The Western Prelacy expresses its condolences to the children–family and friends of Reverend Andekian.