In Memory of Yuri Frangulyan

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Yuri Frangulyan
Yuri Frangulyan

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Service Date:   August 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Date of Birth:   February 11, 1937

Date of Death:   August 18, 2014

Service Type:   Funeral Service

Life Legacy:
Yuri Frangulyan, a husband, a father, and a beloved grandpa died on August 18th at the age of 77 from complications of lung cancer. Yuri was born in Baku Azerbaijan to Aram and Armenughi Frangulyan on February 11, 1937. Although he grew up as an only child, he was his parents’ second son who lost their older child Eduard to illness in infancy. Still Yuri grew up with seven boys and one girl cousins in Armenikend district of Baku during the World War II. In high school, he excelled in academics and in Greco-Roman wrestling competitions. Being the second oldest cousin in the family, Yuri enjoyed watching over the younger kids and helping them learn. After his graduation from Baku University with a dual degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Yuri spent next three years in the Imishli region of Azerbaijan where he taught high school mathematics to young children, who were far removed from quality education of the city. He remembered fondly these years of his young adulthood; especially the times when he not only helped children learn science, but also build their integrity and character. After Imishli he worked as a scientist in Baku research institute developing techniques for crude oil production and oil rig maintenance. In his later career, he worked on military engineering projects developing new information system infrastructures for intelligence services. His life in beloved Baku was overturned during with the events of Nagorno-Karabakh region and forceful removal of Armenians from the territory of Azerbaijan. To preserve his family he relocated to Moscow, Russia and three years later immigrated to the USA on April 28th, 1992. In his new homeland, Yuri pursued happiness to the fullest extent. He bought his first cars and a big house for all of his family and future grand kids. He learned a new language and pursued new careers in cooking and later in being a security officer at the Echo Glen School for Children. He enjoyed being surrounded by children, where he felt his most meaningful worked was done. Meanwhile he encouraged all of his kids to get higher education and enjoyed in their accomplishments of getting degrees in Registered Nursing, Doctorate in Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration. Admittedly, the last few years were the happiest in his life. After many years of lost contact, last year he was able to reconnect with his daughter by first marriage, Dastagyul and her children. Surrounded by an ever-growing number of grandchildren, he was happy to give them advice, to spoil them with attention and gifts and to drive them to their daycare, school, music, camps and sports events. Yuri was preceded in death by his parents Aram and Armenughi Frangulyan. He is survived by his wife Nonna Frangulyan, children Dastagyul Jansson, Narine Frangulyan, Armine Adamov, Aram Frangulyan and grand children Alina Spitchakova, Phillip Jansson, Elizabeth Ishkhanov, Tigran Adamov, Kristina Frangulyan, Armen Frangulyan, Levon Adamov, Gabriella Arutyunov, Ariana Frangulyan and Angelina Adamov.

Messages of Condolence:

"grandpa we all miss you we will always remember you, always happy birth day "
- - Armen

"Grandpa i am sitting here with kristina and Armen and we are thinking about how much we all miss you. The office down stairs is not right without you sitting in that chair. We will always remember you and always love you. Grandpa its not a home without you. Everyone in the family misses you."
- Elizabeth

"we love you grandpa we hope your somewhere happy!"
- kristina

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