Orbituary of Rev. Samuel Aghapegian‏

Dear brothers and sisters,

It is with deep sorrow we inform you of the passing away of the Rev. Samuel Aghapegian.

Rev. Aghapegian was born in Aligoudarz, Iran in 1947 into the family of Samson and Herignaz Aghapegians. He grew up in the Armenian Evangelical Church in Tehran. He married to Arpineh Mahshigian. He studied in NEST and graduated in Bachelors in Theology in 1984. They served the church together from July 1984 to 1989 in Ekizolukh and Keorkune Armenian Evangelical Churches. Rev. Samuel Aghapegian was ordained to pastorate in August of 1987.
He left the churches because of health problems and came to Beirut in 1990-1991 to serve with his wife in the Centers for Armenian Handicapped in Lebanon taking care of the elderly and leading the Evangelical worship services of both, Centers for the Armenian Handicapped and the Armenian Sanatorium of Azounieh in Lebanon. Rev. Aghapegian was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday Nov 14th ,2007 because of a heavy cerebral stroke.

He passed away very early morning of Thursday Nov 15th 2007.

Rev. Aghapegian is survived by his wife Arpineh Mahshigian Aghapegian, his mother Herignaz
his sisters Anna of USA & Ardzemnig of Tehran and his brother in the USA.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday Nov 22, 2007 at 1:00pm in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Nor Marash of Bourj Hammoud.

The family and the UAECNE will receive condolences on Thursday and Friday of Nov 22 and 23, 2007 from 4 - 7 pm in the Christian Endeavour hall of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Nor Marash-Bourj Hammoud.