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Sara Kachadoorian Sass

April 18, 1930 February 16, 2019
Sara Kachadoorian Sass
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Dear daughter of the late Krikor and the late Varter.

Beloved wife of Tom.

Loving mother of Christine Sheremeta and James Sass.

Cherished grandmother of Gregory (Megan) Sheremeta and Jamie (Katie) Sass and great-grandmother of Dominic and Daisy.

Dear sister of Charles (the late Rosemarie) Kachadoorian, the late George Kachadoorian and the late Mary (the late Armen) Engoian.

Cousin to the late Angel and the late Eleanore.

Sara will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn.

Sara’s funeral will begin at 6:30 p.m.

There are no in lieu of flowers.

If sending flowers, please have them delivered directly to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church before 1:00 p.m. or after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

SARA KACHADOORIAN SASS
Sara was the eldest child of Krikor and Varter Kachadoorian. Her mother Varter survived the Armenian Genocide and married her father Krikor in Detroit in the 1920’s. Sara had two brothers – Charles and George and a sister Mary. George and Mary preceded her in death. Sara grew up in the South end of Dearborn. She attended Salina grade school and graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn in 1948. Her first job was at Robot Door Operators where she met Tom her husband. They were married in July of 1950 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this past summer. Their first child, Christine was born in 1954 in Escanaba, Michigan. They lived and operated gas station, restaurant and cabins in Rapid River, Michigan. Soon after, James their second child was born in 1955. Sara persuaded Tom to move back to Dearborn where she could pursue her education and cultural interests. Sara was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. Sara and Tom started Suburban Electronics in 1959 out of their home in Livonia, expanding to a retail site in 1981. Renaming the company Suburban Door.

When the children were older, Sara went back to college at night attending Wayne State University and earning her bachelor’s degree in education.

She began her teaching career in 1968 after student teaching in Birmingham. After teaching for a few years, she continued her education and earned two Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. These degrees were in education and learning disabilities. Sara also taught the culture and history of Armenia during Saturday school at the church at St. Sarkis in the 1960’s.

During the following years, Sara continued to teach, as well as manage and do the bookkeeping as the secretary treasurer at the business of Suburban Door Company until 2012. In 1972 she traveled to Armenia with her sister Mary and brother-in-law Armen and spoke of one of her favorite days at Lake Sevan. Her first grandchild, Gregory, was born in 1987. In 1981 her son James married and gained a son, giving her another grandson Jamie. She retired from the Novi Public Schooling system after 20 years in June of 1991.

Sara was always a woman who was ahead of her time. She went to college despite being a wife, mother, and business owner in the 1960’s. She valued education from a very young age. She loved reading, particularly world and American history. She taught Civics, American and World History, English and Math.

Sara loved gardening and going up to Frankfort, MI in the summertime with her husband Tom. While he would be out fishing, she would be at the camper working on her flower garden. She also enjoyed going to San Diego and Los Angeles to visit her brother Charles, his family and other relatives.

She encouraged both of her children to continue their education through a college level. She valued her Armenian Heritage and passed these values on to her children.
She will be greatly missed as a wife, sister, aunt, mother, and grandmother.

Thanks be to God for bringing this wonderful woman into our lives. God Rest her Soul.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

19

Feb

5:30 PM 2/19/2019 5:30:00 PM - 6:30 PM 2/19/2019 6:30:00 PM
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

19300 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
19300 Ford Road Dearborn 48128 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

19

Feb

6:30 PM 2/19/2019 6:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/19/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

19300 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
19300 Ford Road Dearborn 48128 MI
United States
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