June 17, 2016  marked  the first anniversary of Dr. Hyraptian's demise. 

He was a man of honor and  integrity who was loved and respected by many others. He  served his community as a teacher, journalist, and a literary critic.

His passing left an empty space in the hearts of many people. 

On June 8, 2016, his family and friends held a memorial service at

Crescenta Valley Armenian American Community Center

to commemorate the late professor's life, and the legacy he left behind. 

Please click here to watch a clip of the memorial ceremony. 

Please click here to read the coverage of the event in

Asbarez newspaper.