In Memory Of Arsine Oshagan

Dr. Arsine Oshagan (1942-2022)

The Eastern United States Central Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), ARF Philadelphia Gomideh and the Eastern Region of Hamazkayin extend their deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of ungerouhi Arsine Oshagan.

Dr. Arsine Oshagan, 80, an esteemed educator, management consultant and leader of the Armenian community, died on April 28, 2022, after valiantly coping with an experience with cancer.

Dr. Oshagan, a resident of Radnor PA, was a prominent force in the Armenian community of Philadelphia who engaged in local, national, and international organizations and efforts. His life was devoted to improving the educational and cultural heritage of Armenians around the world. She and her late husband, Dr. Vahe Oshagan, traveled the world in support of cultural, literary, religious and nationalist initiatives, including the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and Prelature Pillars.

Dr. Oshagan has led academic programs at three Armenian schools, including Arshag and Sophie Galstaun School of Hamazkayin (Sydney, Australia), Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School (San Francisco, CA), and Sisters Academy Armenians (Radnor, PA). She recently completed a 21-year career in business management consulting at Gap International (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) where she was named vice president, specializing in research and development and driving business transformation. and individuals.

Ms. Oshagan was educated in mathematics at Mount Holyoke College (AB Hons and Hons), University of California, Los Angeles (MA), and University of Connecticut (Ph.D.). His honors include Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics). She spent a year learning Armenian at Palandjian Djemaran in Hamazkayin (Beirut).

Born Arsine Rustigian on April 1, 1942, to Jacob and Stella Sachaklian Rustigian, she grew up in Hartford, CT, where she was a member and principal of Sunday School at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church and a graduate of Loomis School. Chaffee.

She leaves one brother, Lt. Col. George Rustigian (USAF-Ret) and his wife Barbara, and one sister Jackie Rustigian, and their families, Dale and Crystal Rustigian and their children, Michael Rustigian and Loriann Rustigian and his child.

Through her marriage to Dr. Vahe Oshagan, she leaves behind two stepsons, Dr. Hayg Oshagan and his wife Georgi-Ann; Ara Oshagan and his wife Anahid, and their families; Alidz and Philip Nigon and their children, Ashod Oshagan, Sebouh Oshagan, Adom Oshagan, Aren Oshagan and Shahan Oshagan.

An ardent contributor to the Armenian community in Philadelphia, she was a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, served on the Board of Trustees of St. , sang in the church choir and spent more than 20 years teaching Armenian to adults to connect them to their mother tongue.

In many ways, Arsine Oshagan is an irreplaceable force in his beloved Armenian community in Philadelphia and in all other circles of his life, be it his family, friends, students, relatives and colleagues. May her legacy live on in all those she touched.

Funeral services will be held May 11, 2022 at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 8701 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia PA 19128. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery and lunch will follow at the Seroonian Armenian Community Center. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory’s Armenian Apostolic Church or the Armenian Sisters’ Academy, Radnor PA.

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