Berdj Kenadjian
Berdj Kenadjian
  • May 29, 1930 - June 23, 2017
  • Haymarket, Virginia

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Dr. Berdj Kenadjian, age 87, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his home in Haymarket, VA. He was born to Armenian parents Aram and Adrine Kenadjian in Istanbul, Turkey.

He came to the U.S. in 1946 to further his education and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He interrupted his graduate studies to join the U.S. Army. He served at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, and obtained his U.S. citizenship in 1954.

He was chairman of the Department of Economics and Business Administration From 1958 to 1959 at Wofford College, South Carolina.

From 1959 on, he worked as an economist for the U.S. government and private economic research organizations in Washington, D.C. His last position was I.R.S. Chief Economist (Compliance Estimates) from 1977 to 1989.

Upon retirement he volunteered full-time with many service organizations and received the Virginia Governor’s Award for Volunteering Excellence in 1993.

He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Ara and Vahe, and his first wife Barbara. He is the deeply loved husband of Mary Hong Qu; loving father of C. Glenn Kenadjian (Teresa Ng); dear step-father of Kevin Song and Paulina Song; cherished grandfather of Brian Kenadjian.

A visitation will be held Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 1 – 4 PM at Demaine Funeral Home in Fairfax, VA. A funeral service will follow on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11 AM at Fairfax Baptist Church, Fairfax, VA. Burial will be at Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to World Vision, 1-888-511-6519, Fund # 31003777, or to Fairfax Baptist Church....

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