PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Laura Ganjumyan (nee Martirosova) of Port Chester died Wednesday, Aug. 14. She was 79.
Ganjumyan was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (then one of the 15 republics of the USSR) to Sergey Martirosov and Tatyana Fruman. Prior to her marriage, she earned a degree in civil engineering from the Tbilisi Institute of Railroad Transportation with a specialty in water supply. She became an engineer in Georgia and Armenia, specializing in the design of hydropower stations, water treatment plants, and sewage systems.
Ganjumyan immigrated to the United States in 1997 to join her daughter and her daughter’s new family. Her husband joined her in 1998 after retiring from a long career as a civil engineer.
Ganjumyan is survived by her husband, Rafael; son, Serge (Vilnius, Lithuania); daughter, Nooné (Vahan) Janjigian of Rye Brook; and six grandchildren.
Calling hours are at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, 1131 North St., White Plains. Burial will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church.
For more information, please visit: www.ballarddurand.com/