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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
H. Helen Ghazarian
May 3, 1930 - February 7, 2019

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Donation - St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church - 8701 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 - 215-482-9200 - Map
Donation - Women’s Cancer Research Association - 1322 Orcap Way, Southampton, PA 18966 - Map

H. Helen Ghazarian of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at VITAS - Nazareth Hospital. She was 88 years old. Helen was born May 3, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Sarkis Nazaretyan and the late Zahroohi Nazaretyan (nee - Manuelian). She is the beloved wife of Charles E. Ghazarian; mother of Louise Jacobson and her husband Harold and Steve Ghazarian; grandmother of Scott Jacobson and his wife Lori and Linda Jacobson; great grandmother of Lucy Jacobson.

Helen was born, raised, and educated in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. She was a 1948 graduate of Frankford High School. Her love of Armenian food brought her to an Armenian picnic held in Asbury Park, NJ. It was here that she would meet Charles Ghazarian. The two fell in love and were married November 30, 1952 at Holy Trinity Armenian Church. In her free time Helen enjoyed golf and traveling with Charles. Their favorite vacations were to China, Japan, England, and throughout the United States. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends from golf.

Services were private at the family request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, 8701 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 or Women’s Cancer Research Association, 1322 Orcap Way, Southampton, PA 18966.

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