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“I knew Mrs. Halebian as a very close friend of my parents. She was so loving and kind to me. When I visited she treated me with sincere interest and...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: CHRISTINE TASHJIAN - Wallington, NJ

“I was privileged to know Mike for many years through business and Katherine in their home in Florida. My wife and I spent many delightful hours with...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: M/M Raymond J Colombo - Abingdon, MD

“I'll miss the time spent (1981 to2016) at her kitchen table talking about everything!!! I always learned something new like how to make baklava. LOL ...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ralph Cancian(DuBois Electric) - NJ

“Our continued thoughts, prayers and condolences to Michael and family. . With Deep Sympathy,Louis & Kimberly Soscia ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Lou Soscia - Bayonne, NJ

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael and the entire Halebian family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Cloud - Newington, CT


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Katherine Halebian, age 88, a longtime resident of Englewood Cliffs, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 15, 2017. She was born in Michigan to Osanna and Garabed Sarafian. The family, with sister Lucy and brother Edward moved to Los Angeles in 1944. She graduated from Polytechnic High School and worked in the silver department of May Company before moving east to marry Michael Halebian in 1949. They were married for almost 65 years, until his death in 2014. She is survived by their four loving children, John (wife Lisa), Michael, Carol, Edward, and two cherished grandchildren Samantha and Jackson; also her brother Edward Saraffian, sister-in-law Alice Bendian, brother-in-law Harry Chakmakian and many loving nieces and nephews. Katherine was very proud of her Armenian heritage. She enjoyed attending church events and was especially dedicated to The Evereg-Fenesse Educational Society, a charitable organization that provides scholarship assistance to descendants of the two Armenian towns in Turkey for which it is named. Katherine served as New York chapter president for many years. She was also a member of St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18th from 5-8PM with a religious service at 7PM, at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, May 19th at 10AM at St. Leon Armenian Church. Interment following to Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410.

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