2017-04-20 / Obituaries

Vahan Kapagian

Vahan Kapagian, 89, Prudenville, died April 12, 2017, at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, Houghton Lake, with his family by his side.

In accordance with his wishes, cre­mation has taken place and private fam­ily services were held. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, handled ar­rangements.

He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in De­troit, to Samuel and Helen (Baligian) Kapagian. He served as a RM2 (radio­man second class) in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He also served in the Marine Corps Re­serves. He retired from the City of De­troit where he had worked as a police officer.

He and Diana L. Whiteley were united in marriage May 31, 1985, in Roscommon. He was a member of Roscommon VFW Post 4159, Retired Detroit Police Officers Association, Lt. & Sgt. Association and Destroyer Sailor Association. He was a retired director of criminal justice at Kirtland Community College and a member of the Houghton Lake Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed ama­teur radio.

Preceding him in death were his par­ents; brother, Arthur Kapagian; and sis­ter, Alice Wick of Novi.

Surviving Mr. Kapagian are his wife of 32 years, Diana L. Kapagian of Prudenville; two sons, Edward Kapagian of Greece and Paul Kapagian of Greece; three stepdaughters, Dawn (Larry) Reynolds, Lisa (Dan) Picot and Cheryl (Brian) Farmer; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be di­rected to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or mailed to 2900 North Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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