Zirakian, James Michael
Birth: Tuesday, July 10, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 94
Laid to Rest: Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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James M. "Jimmy" Zirakian, 94, of California, MD passed away on July 30, 2017 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born July 10, 1923 in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Misak Zirakian and Virginia (Chicknoworian) Zirakian. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Amelia; his children, Cindy Child of Lorton, VA and Jimmy Zirakian of Lusby, MD; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Peter Zirakian and Jennie Kerbeck.
Jimmy graduated from Boston Trade School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from March 2, 1943 until November 25, 1945. Serving in WWII, he participated in the Pacific Theater, Saipan. Jimmy married Amelia Rose (Veneziani) Zirakian in Washington, DC on May 18, 1947. He was the President of Coffee Man, Inc., retiring in 2001. Jimmy was a member of the Marine Corp League, served on the Board of Directors for the National Coffee Service Association and enjoyed stained glass as a hobby.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you show an act of kindness to a senior. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.