Aram Terlemezian of Waldwick, N.J. died on August 8 at the age of 82. Terlemezian was born in Chelsea, Mass., to Dajad and Arpine Terlemezian, survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
Aram Terlemezian grew up in Salisbury, N.H., and lived in Waldwick for over 60 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and a member of the Warren Point Paramus Square Club.
Also active as a mason at the Masonic Lodge, Aram Terlemezian worked as a carpenter building many homes with his father and brother, Vanik. He was also a member of the New York City Dockbuilders Union No.1456 and although he retired from the union, he never stopped working.
He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Shahlamian Terlemezian; father of Diane Tavitian and her husband Edward, and Aram Jr. and his wife Nellie; and grandfather to Melanie and Dawn Tavitian and Gabriela Terlemezian. He survived by his sisters Anahid Jafargian and Alice Pizappi and brother Dajad Terlemezian; daughter and granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, the late Vanik Terlemezian.
Funeral services were held on August 11 at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church in Ridgefield, N.J.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Armenia National Committtee of America, 888 17th Street, N.W., Suite 904, Washington, D.C. 20006 in memory of Aram C. Terlemezian.