Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Helene Pilibosian (1933-2015)

It is with great sadness that we relay the news of the death of author, editor and publisher Helene Pilibosian whose work appeared on numerous occasions in the pages of the Armenian Poetry Project. She died from complications after surgery for a brain tumor. Her son, Bob Sarkissian, will continue managing Ohan Press.

Helene was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to survivors of the Armenian Genocide. After graduating from Watertown High School, she attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in humanities in 1960, before marrying Hagop Sarkissian. She was the first woman editor of The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. She was 82 years old and is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren.

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