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Alan K. Melkonian

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Published in The Boston Globe on June 9, 2013

MELKONIAN, Alan K. Of Stoneham, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:55 p.m. after a long battle with ALS at age 58.

Alan led Stoneham Ford for 36 years, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors at StonehamBank for 18 years. Alan enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, snowmobiling, spending time with his family, construction, and real estate development. Previous “Citizen of the Year,” Alan was often recognized as a contributor to his community, donating time and funds to organizations ranging from Stone Zoo to Stoneham Theater.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Melkonian, his daughters, Jenna Melkonian and Laura Dierksmeier, and son-in-law Claus Dierksmeier, his father, John Melkonian and his wife Gail; his brothers, Ralph Melkonian and his wife Kathleen, Ron Melkonian and his wife Carleen, and Mark Melkonian and his wife Claire, as well as many nieces and nephews. Alan was predeceased by his mother, the late Alice Melkonian.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the Family on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 3-8pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. A Funeral Service Celebrating Alan’s Eternal Life will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10am in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

Please honor Alan by making donations in his memory to Compassionate Care ALS P.O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA 02574. For directions or to send a memorial condolence or FamilyFuneralHome Barile Family Funeral Homes Stoneham – Reading 781.438.2280