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|Service: February 26, 2019 (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m.|
Location: DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Dr. Ararat Melkonyan passed away on February 22, 2019 at Shady Grove Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Meri Melkonyan, his daughter, Magdalina Melkonyan, his son, Tigran Melkonyan, five grandchildren Bella, Alex, Stephie, Andre, and Adrian, and his sister, Sonya Melkonyan, and her family.
Ararat was born on 27 September, 1949 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1971 he graduated from the State Engineering University of Armenia with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1980 he received a PhD degree in Economics from the Scientific Institute of Economics.
Ararat has held a number of leading scientific posts in the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems. His most recent position before moving to the United States was as the Deputy Director of the Institute.
Ararat was an extraordinary individual who touched and lifted so many throughout his life. His former students and advisees had very successful careers and currently hold leading roles in a variety of fields throughout the world. Ararat’s passion for life and optimism were unprecedented. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
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