Antranig Basmadjian

antranig basmadjian

December 28, 1942 ~ August 9, 2016

Antranig Basmadjian, age 73, passed away on August 8th, 2016. Born in Jerusalem Israel, Antranig moved to New Jersey with his wife Naz and son Krikor to work for the Armenian General Benevolent Union. He was a kind and generous man, always helping friends and acquaintances in countless ways. In his spare time, Antranig loved to read and listen to classical music.

Antranig, or Anto to his loved ones, was the beloved husband of Naz. Devoted father of Krikor Basmadjian, Armen Basmadjian and his wife Lauren. Cherished grandfather of Dahlia, Scarlett, and Sonia. Loving brother of Lucine Bedrossian and Vartouhi Basmadjian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mariam and Krikor Basmadjian and brothers, Garabed Basmadjian and Armenag Basmadjian.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 7-9 pm at the Sts Vartanantz Armenian Church. All are asked to Assemble Friday in Sts Vartanantz Armenian Church at 10 am for funeral services. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. If so desired donations may be made to The Armenian General Benevolent Union or Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: August 12, 2016 10:00 am

Sts Vartanantz Armenian Church
461 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Visitation at Main Service: August 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sts Vartanantz Armenian Church
461 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

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  1. So sad to hear of his death. I was a student of his at Tarkmantchats, Jerusalem. One day in class I asked him the meaning of " reflex" . He told me to come to his desk and when I did ( albeit cautiously ) he dropped a pen which I quickly grasped with my hands. He said " this is reflex Neshan".
    Although I never saw him after he left Jerusalem, I thought about him from time to time. I remember him as a gentle and kind teacher.
    May his spirit find peace and safe passage to the next ……..

  2. I was very sad to hear of Antranig's passing. He was an inspiring figure who taught others to love learning and knowledge. He will be missed.

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Antranig always treated everyone with kindness and greeting you with a smile. May God rest his soul.

  4. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Antranig. We met at family celebrations and thus shared moments of joy. A very special way to know this warm and caring man. He will be missed.

  5. I also mourn the loss of Antranig, who was a dear colleague of mine at AGBU for almost 10 years. He was an intellectual, kind and helpful person.
    May God Grant his soul eternal rest in His Kingdom, and courage and comfort to all his family.

  6. I express my deep condolences for the passing of Mr. Antranig Basmadjian. He has been our teacher at the Armenian seminary in Jerusalem. Fr. Gomidass Sherbetdjian

  7. I miss you Uncle Anto, more than anything. There was so much left unsaid, that I hope you know. I think of you all the time.

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