It is with deep sorrow that the community of 

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

announces the passing of

Rochelle Apkarian-Grandon

Age 70, passed away on March 22, 2024

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


Rochelle was a Type 1 Diabetic, who became a lifetime advocate for Juvenile Diabetes lecturing and training young diabetics at schools, churches, etc. She participated in the AYF Armenian Olympics for many years. Her life path led her through many career choices. But her love of beauty, fashion and people led her to a lifetime career as a Hair Stylist and Beauty and Fragrance Ambassador.  Rochelle had over 40 years of experience building line image, sales, developing and maintaining personal clientele as a product specialist, make-up artist and cosmetologist. Her education in this field took place in New York City, Chicago, and California.


Beloved Wife of Murray. Loving Daughter of the late Edward and late Violet Apkarian. Loving Daughter-in-Law of the late Mildred Grandon. Dear Niece of the late Harry and the late Susie Amirkanian. Dear Sister-in-Law of Lori & Bob Dyja and Niece Lindsay (Norman) Eichner.  Aunt of Julie & Chris Mison, Steven & Carey Grandon. Loving Sister/Cousin Renee (Mark) Sutherland and children Michael (Lexie) Cooper, Suzanne Cooper & Ryan Cooper.


Visitation will take place on Monday, April 1, 2024 from 5pm to 9pm at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Instate on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 11 am until time of Service at 12 noon, at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, Michigan.

Internment: Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Murray Grandon.


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May God rest her soul in eternal peace.

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