Former Executive Director of AGBU Jack Antreassian, 90, Dies

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Via the Armenian Reporter:

NEW YORK – Jack Antreassian – writer, editor, publisher, executive director of both the AGBU and the Eastern Diocese, a true giant of the Armenian-American community – died on July 4 in New York, following an illness. He was 89. A memorial service will be held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral (Second Avenue at 34th Street in New York City) on Sunday, July 26, at 4:00 p.m.

Here is a little about his experience as Executive Director of AGBU:

He later served as executive director of the AGBU at its East 40th Street headquarters in New York, where he launched an ambitious Armenian cultural program of art exhibits, concerts, and classes…On a national level, he helped establish the Antranig Dance Group, Camp Nubar, and Ararat quarterly…which Jack edited for its first eight years. He later established Ararat Press, a brief publishing venture of fiction, drama, and poetry.

For more information on Antreassian’s life, click here.

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