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Ruth Domnica Aghababian (nee Cranga)

January 30, 1933 August 1, 2017
Ruth Domnica Aghababian (nee Cranga)
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Obituary for Ruth Domnica Aghababian (nee Cranga)

Ruth Domnica nee Cranga Aghababian, 84, of Livonia, Mich., passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2017, of natural causes at Landings of Genesee Valley in Flint, Mich.

She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of George Creanga and Anastasia Zomborean, both Romanian immigrants who came to this country in the early 1900s.

Ruth graduated from Brown City High School in 1950 and worked as a bookkeeper at a local auto dealer for the next few years. When her family moved to Detroit, she began working at Ford Motor Co. headquarters as a clerk-typist and attended night school. Ruth graduated with an executive secretarial degree at the Detroit Business Institute and was reassigned as a secretary to the industrial relations manager at the new Ford central offices. When her husband John went into business for himself repairing electronic organs, she became his secretary and bookkeeper, and they successfully ran their business for over 27 years.

Ruth was baptized when she was 11 years old at Oakman Boulevard Baptist Church in Detroit (formerly Second Romanian Baptist Church). This is where she and John were also married. Singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School to toddlers, and working with Boys & Girls Bible Clubs hosting summer backyard Bible clubs were some of the things that Ruth enjoyed. For years, John and Ruth had attended Trinity Baptist Church in Livonia.

She was always patient; had a kind smile, and words of encouragement to offer to those who knew her; she was a wise and loving mother.

She is survived by her three children - son Paul (Laura) Aghababian of Fenton, Mich., son Nishan (Chihiro) Aghababian of Hopewell, N.J. and daughter Sharon (Mark) Pape of Pinedale, Wyo., 12 grandchildren Amanda and Nicholas Aghababian, Anoush, Aznive, Anahys, Azad and Aram Aghababian, Mark, Stephanie, Jennifer, Olivia and Mitchell Pape, three great-grandchildren, and sister Esther Churella.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Anna Ceanga and her husband of 57 years, John Aghababian.

Visitation Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until Ruth's 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home.

Interment to follow at Oakview Cemetery.

In lieu of flower memorial donations are to Boys & Girls Bible Clubs of Detroit, 36200 Freedom Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48335-3002.

(248) 478-7291 phone

biblecluboffice@sbcglobal.net

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Visitation

Saturday

12

Aug

10:00 AM 8/12/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
Edward Korkoian Funeral Home

836 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Edward Korkoian Funeral Home
836 North Main Street Royal Oak 48067 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Aug

11:00 AM 8/12/2017 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 8/12/2017 11:30:00 AM
Edward Korkoian Funeral Home

836 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Edward Korkoian Funeral Home
836 North Main Street Royal Oak 48067 MI
United States

Graveside

Saturday

12

Aug

11:30 AM 8/12/2017 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/12/2017 12:00:00 PM
Oakview Cemetery

1032 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Oakview Cemetery
1032 North Main Street Royal Oak 48067 MI
United States
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