Berch Meharian on June 29, 2017, of Niagara Falls, NY, age 94, beloved husband of the late Rose Anita (nee) Kakligian; loving father of Jack, Gary and Lori. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Levon and Yevdokce Markarian.
He came to Niagara Falls at age four and was raised by his step-father, Misag Meharian, and his mother. He served in the US Coast Guard on the U.S.S. LST 261 and participated in the invasion of Normandy, France, D-Day on June 6, 1944. Employment was at Bell Aerospace for 34 years. After retirement, he continued to help run Meharian Florist & Gallery with his wife and children. His final residence was at the Elderwood Village at Williamsville Assisted Living where he enjoyed many social activities and wellness programs.
Mr. Meharian is survived by his daughter, Lori Meharian-Markarian of Williamsville, John Markarian and family of Granite City, IL, Takouhie Kakligian of Fairview Heights, IL and Melanie Cooper of Williamsville.
A private service was held on July 5th with interment following at Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
If desired, donations may be made to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, 1014 W. Pontoon Road, Granite City, Illinois 62040.
Arrangements were with the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, Wheatfield.
Published on July 5, 2017