Allen Yekikian

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Allen Yekikian with his wife Sosé Thomassian
Name in Armenian Ալէն Եքիքեան
Birthplace Glendale, California
Birth date 10 March 1985
Lived in Glendale, Irvine, Yerevan
Resides in Yerevan, Armenia
Death place Georgia
Death date 2013/05/10
Death year 2013
Education UCLA
Profession Media & Communication
Affiliations ARF, Armenian Youth Federation, Asbarez, Armenian National Committee of America, AYF Youth Corps, Civilitas Foundation, Armenia Fund, American University of Armenia
Languages Armenian, English
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
Spouses Sose Thomassian

Allen and Sosé met at AYF Camp during an Annual AYF Convention years before their marriage which they held in Armenia in 2012, followed by their their honeymoon at the annual AYF Alumni weekend at Camp Big Pines.

They repatriated to Armenia in early 2013, but months later were in a tragic fatal car accident while on vacation in the Republic of Georgia.

Before moving to Armenia, Allen was an Asbarez collaborator and former Assistant Editor of the English Section. He also led the designing and development of - the website of Civilitas.

Allen Yekikian and his wife Sose Thomassian died in a car accident on May 10 in neighboring Georgia.

Allen Yekikian and the driver died on the spot, while Sose Thomasian suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital where she died without regaining consciousness.

In Memoriam by Raffi Hovannisian

PRESS RELEASE RAFFI HOVANNISIAN HEADQUARTERS 31 Moscovian Street Yerevan, Armenia Tel.: (+374 - 10) 53.69.13 Fax: (+374 - 10) 53.26.97 Email: Website:

12 May 2013

For the Family and Friends of Allen and Sose Hayastan and the World

Vshtakits barekamner,

He was, for our father, the finest of students and a true intellectual.

He was, for our son, a compatriot and friend and fellow soldier.

He was, for us the humble guides of his generation, a reminder of why we ourselves had moved to Armenia once upon a time.

He came, as we had come, for love and for struggle.

Allen Yekikian and Sose Thomassian were married in Armenia, and together they believed that they were going to make it in the Homeland. They believed, to the very end, that Armenia was going to make it.

As we ask God, in our hallowed tradition, to illuminate their united soul, we bear our heartfelt share in this terrible loss for the Nation. We shall continue, in Allen's and Sose's name, to love and to struggle for making Armenia the one and only of their dreams.

We are so obliged.

Miasin misht,

Raffi and Armenouhi K. Hovannisian