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.