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2018-03-07 / Obituaries

George Voskerchian, salesman


Voskerchian Voskerchian George Voskerchian, 87, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Mr. Voskerchian was born on Nov. 23, 1930, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School in 1950 and the University of Buffalo in 1954.

Mr. Voskerchian served as a first sergeant in the 27th Armored Division of the New York Army National Guard.

He worked as a salesman for Griffin Pipe Products Corp. for more than 20 years while also partnering with his brother, Jerry, in Voskerichian’s Restaurant for 13 years.

Mr. Voskerchian was a former official of the Western New York High School Football League and an honorary life member of the Western New York Chapter of the State Association of Certified Football Officials. He was also a member of UB’s Blue & White Club and the Grey Bulls Club; former president of the Alumni Association and recipient of the Russell J. Gugino Award in 1999; and an inductee of the Bennett High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was also director of March of Dimes in Western New York, president of the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club, and member of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Shriners and Lions Club of Buffalo.

Mr. Voskerchian is survived by two siblings, Joseph and Jerry.

A funeral service was held on March 2 at the Amigone Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 300 9th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 or St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, 322 9th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

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