Hovig Jingirian

hovig jingirian

February 15, 1938 ~ June 21, 2020

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, Hovig Jingirian, devoted husband and father, passed away at the age of 82, in Nutley, NJ, surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in 1938, Aleppo Syria, son of Hagop and Vergine Jingirian. After serving in the military, he moved to Beirut, Lebanon and jumped into the field of optician. He was married in Beirut to Sossie (nee: DerManuelian) and established a successful business as an optician and optometrist.

In 1984, he moved with his family to the United States, for a better life. He continued working as an optician at Linwood Optical, in Fort Lee, NJ, until his retirement in 2019.

He picked up woodworking early in life and was handy with variety of tools.

He had a love for life. Always cheerful and dedicated to his family. He loved helping and always available to assist at church services. He had passion for life and brought smiles to many.

He is survived by his wife Sossie, his 2 sons, Ara and Vram, his sister Hasmig and brother Sarkis.

Religious services observing social distancing guidelines will be observed on Thursday 9:30 am at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church (Ridgefield). For Information visit www.frankpatti.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church.


Funeral Service: June 25, 2020 9:30 am

Sts Vartanantz Armenian Church (Outside)
461 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Burial: June 25, 2020 10:45 am

East Ridgelawn Cemetery
255 Main Street
Clifton, NJ

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  1. Dear Hovig,
    It was a privilege to be your doctor. You touched my heart and I will never forget how wonderful you were. We will miss you ,
    Dr Alistar and team

  2. He would always light up the room! Touched the lives of all who knew him! Thinking of you all

  3. Hovig very kindly fixed my glasses when they were severely bent out of shape, he did not charge me anything, i was extremely grateful as i wasn't working,. i remember thinking how skilled he was. Thank you Hovig

  4. Since I live in the Linwood neighborhood, Hovig was handily available to take care of any problem which might arise with my glasses. Usually, when asked 'how much do I owe you' the answer was nothing. On one occasion when early in the morning I had knocked my glasses to the floor and then stepped on them, I walked over the Linwood Optical arriving prior to their opening.
    Shortly, Hovig arrived, opened up and proceeded to straightened my frames. When asked 'how much do I owe you' I was surprised to hear him tell me, normally he charges nothing but on this occasion he had to charge me as was the practice when someone was waiting at the door– $.05. I paid and thanked him for his service.

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