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Zarouhie "Lillian" Kojamanian

March 26, 1925 November 22, 2020
Zarouhie   "Lillian" Kojamanian
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Zarouhie "Lillian" Kojamanian

Lillian passed away on November 22, 2020 at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Jack.

Loving mother of Kenneth Kojamanian and Cary (Lynne) Kojamanian.

Cherished grandmother of Craig and Caylyn.

Private family funeral to take place at St. John Armenian Church.

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers to St. John Armenian Church.

Lillian Zarouhi Kojamanian (nee Zaratzian) was born on March 26, 1925 to Nishan and Aroosiag Zaratzian. She grew up in Highland Park Michigan and graduated from Highland Park High School. She worked for an insurance agency as an underwriter for several years until she married Jack Hagop Kojamanian. They were married on November 22, 1958. She often said that they were friends for many years and when asked why she picked Jack, she would jokingly say: “we were the last two left”.

Their first home was in Detroit and shortly after moving to their new home; Lillian and Jack found out that they were expecting their first child. On November 25th, 1960, Kenneth was born and 3 years later Cary was born on December 5th.

Lillian was a devoted wife and mother. She was involved in the PTA, a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, A proud member of St. Johns Armenian Church where taught Sunday School for many years, a active member of the Women’s Guild, volunteer as an election worker at the poles, and a Troy Beaumont Hospital volunteer for 25 years. After Jack’s retirement they were often found on Tuesday afternoons enjoying cards and senior lunches at the Veterans building.

Lillian was also a devoted mother-in-law and grandmother. She loved to babysit for her grandchildren, Craig and Caylyn when they were little, teaching them how to play cards. Often one would find Lil sneaking diapers, candy and other fun stuff in her grocery cart for her grandchildren when Jack wasn’t looking. They were her pride and joy.

She was surrounded by her family upon her death and reunited with her husband on their 62nd wedding anniversary up in Heaven.

Lillian is survived by her family Kenneth, Cary and Lynne, Grandchildren Craig and Caylyn, nieces, nephews, and cousins and extend family.

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