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Pvt Vartkes Haig “Vart” Vartabedian

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Pvt Vartkes Haig “Vart” Vartabedian

  • Birth 1 Jan 1910 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 20 Feb 2008 Chico, Butte County, California, USA
  • Burial Chico, Butte County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 24919900

Vart, as he was known to his friends, passed away at age 98 in Chico. California where he lived for 97 1/2 years. He was a WW II veteran and a 77 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 218, a member of the Elks, American Legion and Toastmasters. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Jean, who passed away July 27, 2007.

During World War II Vart was an Aircraft Mechanic at Keesler Field Mississippi but he also was a pilot and held his private pilot license for many years after the war.

For over 50 years, Vart worked at CASH CLEANERS at 231 Main Street. The establishment was initially opened as a hat cleaning establishment by his father, Antranik. Vart eventially took over the business with a partner, Henry Usherwood, after Antranik passed. After many years, Vart bought out Usherwood and operated CASH CLEANERS on his own. After 52 years, having seen the "industry" change from blocking and cleaning hats and cleaning ladies gloves, through the dry cleaning era and finally doing primarily alterations, Vart closed CASH CLEANERS.

Vart and Jean traveled with their RV friends from SIRS and enjoyed the opportunity to see the country. He was an inspiration to many and was a community leader.


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  • Created by: Roger H. Vartabedian
  • Added: 27 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24919900
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Vartkes Haig “Vart” Vartabedian (1 Jan 1910–20 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24919900, citing Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Roger H. Vartabedian (contributor 46794830) .