Mr. Kurken Berksanlar (1955-2019) Passing News


 Mr. Kurken Berksanlar (1955-2019)
  Passing News



It is with great sadness and profound sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of


Kurken Berksanlar
1955 (Istanbul)- 2019 (Los Angeles)

 Former Member of OIA Board of Trustee ,
Former President of OIA Executive Committee
Former President of AGBU Asbeds


On behalf of  OIA Board of Trustees, OIA Executive Committee  and all the committees, we convey our heartfelt condolences


His widow: Mrs. Talin Berksanlar
His Children:
Nicole Berksanlar
Nishan Berksanlar
His mother:Mrs. Bercuhi Berksanlar
His Brother:
Mr. Maykil Berksanlar

His Mother in Law:Mrs. Hilda Sahakyan
His Sisters in Law:
Mr. & Mrs. Haco & Alin Duhancioglu
Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Erlin Dimitian
His Nieces & Nephews:

Arlene Dimitian, Chris Duhancioglu, Caroline Dimitian, Gabriel Duhancioglu
His Family:
Kuzuian, Biberoglu, Kayaoglu, Volkan, Beylerian, Stepanian, Aghjayan, Cherekdjian, Sagherian, Renda, Fraser

Funeral details will be announced shortly.



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    Ilda Nersesyan says

    That he would leave us so early. It is so sad. May he rest in peace. My condoleances to his family. Asdvadz hokin lusavore.

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    Ron & Joanie Scherer says

    Kurken was a kind and thoughtful neighbor and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.

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    Armen Vonortas says

    My condolences to his family and friends. I am terribly saddened that he left this world too early. Rest in peace my dear cousin!!
    I wanted to say several things about his childhood which to this day I cherish. He was my 3rd cousin from the Berksan branch of the family. My grandmother and his grandfather were first cousins. During summers, all the cousins and friends spent countless hours with him (swimming, walking, biking, eating ice cream, stealing summer fruits from the neighbors’ gardens, talking and listening his countless jokes) at the Bosphorus where all Berksan and Bersanlar lived. Same crowd would convene again during winters at his grandparents (Kergin & Yetvard dede) Nisantasi apartment and often run the building elevator non stop for fun.
    Last time I spoke to him on the phone, it was two years ago, he sounded very optimistic about the treatment he was getting. Although, I wanted to call him all the time and ask how he was doing, however, out of respect, I stopped calling him because I didn’t want him to think I was being nosy. I wished I had called him all the time. My heart sank of his passing. Astvadigi agvor hokit lusavore pasa Kurkenigis.

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