Paul Arakel Bogigian, age 97, of Greenfield, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Paul was born on Oct. 18, 1914, in Indianapolis, to Arakel and Arpen (Blodjian) Bogigian.
Paul was a graduate of Shortridge High School, Class of 1931. Paul was an active member of Fairview Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher for 17 years, served on the Pastor Search Committee, and Building Committee before he transferred his membership to First Presbyterian Church in Greenfield. He began his printing career in the mid 1930’s and became a Co-Owner of Weimer Typesetting Company in Indianapolis, where he retired in 1981. He was former president of The Indianapolis Club of Printing House Craftsman and a lifetime member of the International Typographical Union Local #1 and a member of the Art Director Club. He was a member of North Park Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.
Paul is survived by his sons, William Paul (Mary Sue) Bogigian, David Jameson Bogigian, Richard H. (Rosemary) Bogigian, Robert Grover (Ellen Manolopoulos) Bogigian; grandchildren, Thomas William Bogigian, Cara Lisa Bogigian, Brian Kelly Bogigian, Simon A. Bogigian, Emily J. (Michael) Phillipy, Margaret A. (Jacob) Robinson, Anne K. Bogigian; and great grandchildren, Patrick Owen Phillipy, Charlotte Grace Phillipy, Ruby Justine Robinson, Brock Arakel Robinson; and brother Harold Bogigian.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Alberta (Jameson) Bogigian; Jane Ann Wood-Bogigian; grandson, David Paul Bogigian; two siblings, Roxy Leisersonn Herant Bogigian.
Calling will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Broad Ripple, 1305 E. Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 N. Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to A.G.B.U. Armenian General Benevolent Union, 55 E. 59th St. New York, NY 10022-1112.
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