Sirak Sargent passed away at the age of 76, on June 14, 2009. He was born in Addis Ababa - the only son of Yervant & Arousiag (Behesnilian) Saatdjian. The family left Ethiopia in 1939 when Sirak was a child and settled in Nairobi, Kenya where Sirak spent the greater part of his early years. He changed his last name to Sargent while in Kenya. In 1971, he and his family moved to Switzerland where he worked for Schering Pharmaceuticals. In 1976, he was transferred to Norway before returning to Switzerland in 1981. In 1991, Sirak and Sonia moved to the United Kingdom.
He is survived by his wife Sonia (née Dabaghian) and their children Steven, Anita and Tony, as well as his grandson, Gregory.