May 25, 1931 - September 21, 2020
In loving memory of Vartkes Tehlirian born to parents Setrak and Makrouhi on May 25, 1931 in Serbia, Yugoslavia. Vartkes was the youngest of three children. Vartkes was preceded in death by his older brother Vasken and sister Astrid. Vartkes spent much of his adult life in the US, while enjoying several of his retiree years in his hometown of Valjevo.
Vartkes was a beloved and proud father and grandfather who is survived by his daughter Katarina and son-in-law Matko; son Chris and daughter-in-law Jelena, as well as two grandsons Danilo and Nikola.
Vartkes was an avid opera and sports fan, who enjoyed watching tennis and ice hockey, and played racquetball and tennis, well in his mid-80’s. He certainly enjoyed good homemade cooking as well as good humor amongst friends and family.
Vartkes was deeply loved by the many whose lives’ he touched. His mild personality, child-like warmth, positive and upbeat attitude, and unique sense of humor will be deeply missed.
A Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28 at 9:30 am, with funeral services immediately following at 10 am at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 16900 Cypress Rosehill Rd., Cypress, Texas 77429. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77077.
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