Armen Yeretzian of The Villages, FL passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born in Everett, Massachusetts on December 18, 1925 to John and Marie Yeretzian, who were driven from Turkish Armania. They settled finally in Lynn, Massachusetts, where they worked in shoe factories and General Electric.
Armen graduated from Lynn English High where he played shortstop on the baseball team and made many friends on sports teams. After graduation he joined the Navy in December 1943, following the lead of his father who had been in World War I.
After completing boot camp in Sampson, NY, Armen was kept at Sampson to be an orderly for the Captain of the base and eventually entered the U12 program at Muhlenberg College for officers training. After nine months there, with the war in Europe ended, the program was terminated and he was placed back as a sailor where he was sent to Japan for six months and terminated.
After the war, he attended the University of Massachusetts at Fort Devens for two years and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a business degree.
After graduating from college, he decided that the climate in California was so much better that he moved there and worked for and obtained his CPA certificate. He met his first wife and settled in Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They had no children and she passed away in 1972. Armen remained single for 19 years and met his wife Carol on a European River Cruise. They married in the year 2000 and settled in the Villages. They traveled for much of the next 10 years. He also acquired Carol’s three daughters, Kimberly, Mary Beth and Judy and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Atlanta, GA. Armen also became a member of Hope Lutheran Church in the Villages. He loved playing softball for 15 years in the Knudson, Division 5 League at The Villages.