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Harry Tashjian, 76 of West Chester, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Chester County Hospital while surrounded by family. He was the husband of Debora-Lu Tashjian.
Born April 23, 1942 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harry and Victoria Tashjian. Harry was a member of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church.
Harry was a graduate of Bartram High School and Temple University. He also held post-graduate degrees from Trenton State and Columbia University. He began his career as a band director and music teacher in the Philadelphia area while traveling to New York City to perform with the NBC Orchestra and The Tonight Show Band with Johnny Carson. After 15 years as a musician, he went into the insurance industry and founded Harry Tashjian & Assoc., now known as HTA Financial.
Harry was an avid gardener and fine woodworker.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Harry Tashjian, IV, daughter-in-law, Irina Tashjian, grandson, Harry Tashjian, V, and brother, Edward Tashjian. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debora-Lu Yepremian.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com; followed by his funeral service at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held in Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 8701 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128, and/or Dance for The Cure Charitable Foundation, www.dance4thecure.org/donate-now