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.