Northborough-Oscar Surabian, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 19th at home surrounded by his family.
Oscar was born in Worcester, the son of Mitchell and Araxie (Manoogian) Surabian. His three siblings, Alice, Albert and Nora had predeceased him. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Joanne M. (DeSavage) Surabian; his daughter, Lisa (Surabian) Sweet and two grandsons, Evan and Avery Sweet.
Oscar learned at a young age the ethic of "hard work" as there are pictures of him as a young boy standing on a milk crate at his father's tailor shop on Belmont Street in Worcester. He later worked for Mr. White at White Cleaners who took him under his wing and taught him the tools to open his own dry cleaners, Northboro Cleaners in Northboro with his wife, Joanne for 25 years. Oscar spent summers in Wells, Maine with his family and friends since 1973. He enjoyed time on his boat, his Model A Ford and his 1951 Plymouth, but his favorite passion of all was time spent watching his grandchildren grow and attending their sports games and special events.
Oscar proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member and served as a board of trustees at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. Oscar was a member of the Masonic Morning Star Lodge, past High Priest of the Eureka Royal Arch Chapter, a Melha Shriner and member of the Model A Minuteman Club.
A Visiting Hour will be held Monday, May 24 from 10 to 11am followed by a Funeral Service at 11am in the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St., Worcester. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oscar's church, a place he so loved. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester.