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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Skon Semerjian

1926 - 2021

Providence

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Skon Semerjian, of Providence, passed away in his 95th year of life on March 12, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Rose (Arakelian) Semerjian.

 

A lively and vibrant spirit, Skon brought music, happiness and laughter everywhere he went. With a true adoration for the songs of his youth, he cultivated an amazing collection of several hundred homemade mixtapes and always had a few in his pocket. Skon loved to spread joy by sharing music from his cassette player, on which he inscribed ‘My Fountain of Youth.’ He also played the harmonica and sang beautifully, all of which made him known to many as Mr. Music.

 

Born in Watertown, MA, Skon served his country in the Korean War. He founded Standard Offset Printing in Providence and worked side by side with his wife Rose for many years before retiring at 60. He was an avid runner into his 80s and could often be found with his cassette player on the track at Rhode Island College. Skon frequently visited the VA Hospital to sing and play his music for staff & patients, a cherished activity that was enjoyed by all those around him.

 

He will be forever missed by his children Ron Semerjian and his wife Ruth & Doreen Ahigian and her husband Jim, nephew & nieces, and his 6 grandchildren: Deanna, JJ & Derin Ahigian and Zachary, Zander & Simone Semerjian.

 

The service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church would be appreciated.

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Rosemary and Allan Knight

March 19, 2021 12:55 PM
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Ronnie, Ruthie, Doreen and to the rest of your family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.  your Dad was such a sweet man.  He will be missed. ❤️

Valerie DeAngelis

March 18, 2021 7:11 PM

What a beautiful photo and beautiful remembrance for a wonderful soul.  Your Dad touched the hearts of everyone he met and made us all feel like family.  We always admired his zest for life and the enjoyment he took from the little things including his music and how much he loved to share it with everyone.  God Bless him and all of you.  
Much love to all the Semerjians and Ahigians. 
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Aram

March 17, 2021 9:43 PM

Always a pleasure speaking to Grandpa Skon, and talking about attending the same school in different centuries. Your loss has left all of us deeply saddened. May your memories give us all peace and comfort. Your presence will be missed at family events.

Frank Piccirilli

March 17, 2021 6:01 PM

I remember Mr. Semerjian as a gentle soul with a smile. I would see him working out at the gym with cassette player on his shoulder listening to Old Blues Frank Sinatra. Always 😊 

Kim

March 17, 2021 11:21 AM

Sweet photo of a sweet man. That's how I will remember him, and his dancing moves. Deepest sympathies to Rose, Ron, Doreen and entire family. Sadness yet celebration for a life well lived. Love to all ❤️

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