In Memoriam: Connie Alchian
BOCA RATON, FL – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Connie Alchian (11/27/1925 – 7/12/2021), whose warm presence and friendly smile has been an integral part of our South Florida Armenian American community and St. David Armenian Church family for the last four decades. We will miss her greatly and we offer our sincere condolences to her entire family.
Unfortunately, Funeral Service has been CANCELLED due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County, FL.
The family of Connie Alchian announced the passing of 96 year old Connie Alchian on August 18. Connie is survived by her loving sister Rose Killian, her niece Lynn Abbate and husband William Abbate of Delray Beach Florida – and their family Ryan and Kariann, and Bill of New Jersey and New York respectively, and their 4 grandchildren; and her nephew Barry Tarzy and his wife Alice and their family – Tami and Joel Aronow, Scott and Pauline Tarzy, Jim and Barbara Tarzy, and Michael and Stacy Tarzy– and their 11 grandchildren all of New Jersey. Connie’s two brothers, John and Sargent both pre-deceased her.
Born in New Jersey in 1925, Connie attended both grammar school and high school there. Her father died when she was very young, and shortly afterwards she and her mother went to California on vacation to be with relatives. They decided to stay in California and it was there that Connie met Bob Alchian, and in time they were wed. Years later, Connie and Bob retired in Florida living close to her sister Rose and husband Leo. Connie and her sister Rose were inseparable, traveling together often, and especially in serving St. David’s Armenian Church as active members of the Church Women’s Guild. Her memory will live forever in our Church and wider South Florida Armenian family. May she rest in peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Upon the request of the family, donations may be made to:
St. David Armenian Church
2300 Yamato Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431