Arthur G. Basmajian of Kennett Square

Arthur G. Basmajian, 87, of Kennett Square, formerly of Havertown, died Friday, Feb. 23, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Bernice A. Tichian Basmajian, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Artin and the late Beatrice (Misirian) Basmajian.

Arthur G. Basmajian

Art served our country during peacetime in the army. He was an engineer for the DuPont Co. for many years, retiring in 1993. He also worked for All State Engineering Company, BE&K Engineering company, Miller Brewing, and didn’t truly retire until the age of 78.  During his career, he was fortunate to travel near and far to such places as Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, and Germany. He loved all types of music, gardening, fixing cars, antique car shows, Formula 1 racing, fine china birds, bargaining, and was known as a snappy dresser.

Art was a longtime member of Grace Chapel in Havertown, where he served as a trustee, fourth grade Sunday school teacher, chapel choir member and usher. He was also a founding board member of the Ranch Youth ministry where he served for many years. His true passion in life was giving to missions.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife Bernice, two daughters, Caryl Atmajian and her husband Donald of West Chester, and Vera Cobourn and her husband Charles of Kennett Square; one son, Arthur Basmajian Jr. of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Vera Panosian and her husband Howard of Bel Air, Calif.  and Lillian Jamgochian of Fort Myers, Fla. and three grandchildren, Cara, Alexandra and Charles IV.

You are invited to visit with Arthur’s family and friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Grace Chapel, 1 W. Eagle Rd, Havertown, PA 19083. A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 11:30. Interment will be held privately at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens in King of Prussia.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Chapel Missions and mailed to the same address as the church.   Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please

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