HAIG ADOMIAN AND THE TWO BOULDERS

Posted on June. 23. 2022

BY APPO JABARIAN

January 29, 1958 – May 29, 2022

Haig Adomian was born in Los Angeles, California to George and Corinne Adomian.
I join Haig’s mother Corinne, sisters Diane and Laura and Haig’s sons James, David, Daniel, and Garrison along with numerous friends in America, Armenia, and around the world in mourning his untimely passing.
This loss is immense for all of us who personally knew him. A noble-spirited human being, a jovial friend, a humoristic personality and a devoted fellow Armenian, Haig made a lasting positive impression on those who had the joy of meeting him in person!
A large and charismatic personality, Haig was an adventurer, world traveler, businessman, writer, real estate agent, athlete and lifelong supporter of Armenian causes.
In terms of defending Armenian causes, Haig and this writer followed the same school of thought: practice hardball against a) the obstructionists of Justice for the victims of the 1915-1923 Turkish-perpetrated Armenian Genocide and – for that matter, victims of all genocides; and b) the neocons who found it convenient and economically/politically expedient to go to bed with genocidal Turkey undermining the rights of the many nations and peoples with common grievances against Turkey.
Periodically Haig would jokingly tell me “a time will come when two large boulders will be placed at the entrance to the editorial offices of USA Armenian Life each to be inscribed with your name and my name on them.” Haig deserves it. The two boulders can best characterize his strong and stoic personality.


Haig had an illustrious career as a broadcast and published American Armenian journalist working closely with USA Armenian Life News Co.
In early 2000’s Haig served as a co-publisher at USA Armenian Life News Co. along with Founding Executive Publisher/Managing Editor Appo Jabarian. He also worked with Horizon Armenian TV.
Haig has been an avant-garde writer always thinking outside of the box to help his genocide-surviving people achieve Justice; get better organized as a people in dispersion; and become more effective politically and economically in order to help their heritage and culture thrive everywhere – throughout the Armenian Diaspora and his ancestral Armenia/Artsakh.
After attending the University of Georgia from age 11, he graduated in 1978 with a degree in History from Princeton University, where he played rugby and rowed crew.
He was an Eagle Scout and a black belt in karate. Haig loved hiking, broadcasting, music and songwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, and memorializing family history, among other passions.
Haig is survived by his mother Corinne, his sisters Diane and Laura, and his four sons James, David, Daniel, and Garrison, along with beloved companion Sara Medina and a worldwide network of family and friends.
He died overseas unexpectedly after a sudden illness.
He will be remembered at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, with a visitation on Thursday, July 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The funeral services will be held Friday, July 8th at 2:30 p.m. in the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068), with a graveside burial immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Armenian National Security Institute – AANSI, a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable organization (www.aansi.org). Make checks payable to AANSI and mail to: 330 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 1250 Glendale, California 91203.
Memorial dinner will be held after the funeral services. The location will be announced at the church.

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