George H. Kazarian, 82, of East Falmouth, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and his beloved cat Locust on Monday, April 30 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.
A loving husband and father, George is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anastasia N. Kazarian; his son and daughter-in-law George H. and Julie A. Kazarian of Dracut; his son Christopher M. Kazarian of East Falmouth; his precious grandson Henry G. Kazarian; and several cousins as well as nephews and nieces on his wife's side of the family.
George was born on February 27, 1936 in Worcester, MA to Haig and Lillian Kazarian. He graduated from Watervliet High School in New York in 1955. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until 1959. He was stationed stateside at Fort Dix, NJ and Fort Benning, GA, and abroad with the 12th Ordnance Battalion in Massweiler, Germany. Later in life, he and his wife enjoyed attending reunions throughout the country with fellow members of the battalion.
He was a truck driver for 12 years with the Railway Express Agency before purchasing the 140 Inn in Sterling with his cousin George Kabadian. Over the next 26 years, George operated the bar where he developed a keen ear, cooked the best burgers in town, and was loved by his customers.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 523 in Clinton as well as the American Legion and a 25-year member of the Boylston Masonic Lodge, both in West Boylston. He was a former Falmouth Town Meeting member.
Throughout his life, George enjoyed following the stock market, reading, dining out, living near the water, and traveling. He maintained a large collection of hats, loved his pets, and was happiest spending time with friends and family.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue (RTE 151), Mashpee. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1130 Falmouth Road, Centerville.
Interment will be at a later date at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Reading, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. George Greek Orthodox Church or HopeHealth at 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.