City Saddened at Death of Larry Zarian
By Robin GOLDSWORTHY
The Glendale community was saddened to learn today of the death of former Glendale City Councilman Larry Zarian.
Zarian, 73, was the first Armenian-American to serve on the city council and also served as the city’s mayor.
Zarian was an active community member, sitting on the board of Glendale Adventist Medical Center and the Glendale Kiwanis. Many knew him through his cable television program, “The Larry Zarian Forum,” which aired weekly for the past 11 years.
According to the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Zarian died at 11:50 a.m. at GAMC after a long battle with aggressive multiple myeloma.
“Larry was surrounded by his beautiful sister, Rima, his niece Ava, his three sons, Vincent, Lawrence, and Gregory, and Vincent’s wife, Maria. Also with him were Antoinette and Simeon Argyropoulos, Joe Balthazar, his dedicated physicians, Dr. Narine Arutyounian and Dr. Boris Bagdasarian, and close friends,” stated the GAMC.
“Larry was a friend for over 50 years and long-time supporter. … His love for his community was evident. He volunteered in countless organizations ranging from the Boy Scouts of America to Glendale Adventist Hospital. In addition, he served as the master of ceremonies for the annual Veterans Memorial Day Program,” stated L.A. County Mayor Michael Antonovich. “Christine and I send our heartfelt condolences to his family.”
Zarian’s death comes on the heels of the collapse of another community leader, John Krikorian.
Krikorian, 79, was attending the annual Glendale Fire Dept. Awards on Wednesday afternoon when he collapsed. The publisher of Business Life Magazine was rushed to Glendale Adventist Medical Center where his condition is listed as stable.