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Helen Derderian

July 11, 1923 May 31, 2019
Helen Derderian
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Obituary for Helen Derderian

Helen was born in Akron, Ohio July 11, 1923. She was the second of four children born to Armenian genocide survivors. Before the depression, her family left Ohio and moved to Highland Park, Michigan. Then in the 1930’s they moved to Dearborn, Michigan where she graduated from Fordson Highschool in 1941. She worked briefly in the accounting department at Ford Motor Co. until her marriage to Dr. Sarkis Derderian in 1945. They relocated to Flint in 1949 where she raised 3 sons. She became very active in the local professional community as well as the arts and was involved in many charitable fundraising events as well. Helen and Sarkis were involved in the development of St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas, FL. She was an avid golfer and was a member at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc until her death.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Sarkis and son Dr. Paul Michael Derderian.

She is survived by her sons Dr. Sarkis Derderian (Vicky) and Dr. Gregory Derderian (Cheryl), daughter-in-law Tracy Derderian and 9 grand-children Christopher, Meghan, Nicholas, Alexander, Gabrielle (Her mother Patricia Mooradian), Noah, Gideon, Jonah and Violet.

In state Monday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. until her 12:00 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John Armenian Church 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield.

Burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, to follow Funeral.

In lieu of flower memorial donations are to St. Hagop Armenian Church 7020 90th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 or http://www.sthagopfl.org/product/in-lieu-of-flowers/.


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Visitation

Monday

10

Jun

11:00 AM 6/10/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/10/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. John's Armenian Church

22001 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075

St. John's Armenian Church
22001 Northwestern Highway Southfield 48075 MI
United States

Service

Monday

10

Jun

12:00 PM 6/10/2019 12:00:00 PM - 12:45 PM 6/10/2019 12:45:00 PM
St. John's Armenian Church

22001 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075

St. John's Armenian Church
22001 Northwestern Highway Southfield 48075 MI
United States

Graveside

Monday

10

Jun

1:20 PM 6/10/2019 1:20:00 PM - 1:45 PM 6/10/2019 1:45:00 PM
White Chapel Cemetery

621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

White Chapel Cemetery
621 West Long Lake Road Troy 48098 MI
United States
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