It is with deep sorrow that the community of 

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

announces the passing of

Michael Joseph Zazaian

Age 70, lost a long courageous battle with cancer on March 17, 2024

On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Michael's family members.

He was a most intelligent, caring and compassionate person. He was a leader in the family known by his kindness and ability to add humor to most situations. He was a very proud of his Armenian heritage.

Michael had a long-distinguished career working in the business world with major corporations and over the last decade as contract manager for the National Education Association in Washington D.C.


Michael is survived by his beloved wife Paula; Sons Michael Jr. and Matthew (Katy) Zazaian; Parents Sherman and the late Anna Zazaian; Brother Dr. Andrew (Mary Rose) Zazaian, Laura (Bret) Price, Bryan, Steven; Brother Dr. John (Suzan) Zazaian, Dr. Danielle (David Barron) Zazaian, Alexander; Sister Joanne (Dave) Wilson; Many friends and relatives


Visitation will take place on March 29, 2024 from 11am -12 pm with 12 pm Funeral Service at Colonial Funeral home of Leesburg-210 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg Virginia, 20176.

Graveside service 1:30pm at Union Cemetery - 323 N King St., Leesburg VA 20176


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church in Dearborn, Michigan or Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church in Bethesda, Maryland or American Cancer Society. To make an online donation please Click Here.


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May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

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