MONTVALE, N.J. -- John B. Voskian, 91, of Montvale and formerly of Oradell, died March 16, 2016.
Born in New Jersey to Mihran and Victoria Voskian, he was the brother of the late Henry Voskian.
Before retiring, he enjoyed a career spanning more than 35 years as an obstetrician/gynecologist in both California and New Jersey.
Early in his life, Voskian graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While attending RPI he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for his heroic service.
Upon his return, he completed his studies at RPI and then attended Albany Medical School, graduating in 1952. He completed his residency in OB/GYN at UCLA and practiced in Southern California before moving back to New Jersey.
He worked as a physician at Hackensack Medical Center and Holy Name Hospital for more than 25 years.
Voskian met his beloved wife, Marilyn, at a church picnic and they were married in 1957. They were blessed with three children. He loved life -- the joy of his life was family (immediate, church and his friends); his other joy was bringing new life into the world as an OB/GYN physician.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Voskian; children Victoria A. Voskian, Michael J. Voskian, and his wife, Jacqueline, and Katherine A. Voskian; and grandchildren Nicole and Jennifer Gambino, Dana and Mark Soulas and Steven, Juliette and Evan Voskian.
The family will receive visitors from 5- 8 p.m. Sunday at the Armenian Presbyterian Church, 140 Forest Ave., Paramus, with a service at 7 p.m.. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Armenian Presbyterian Church. Internment will be at Hackensack Cemetery.
The family request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Armenian Presbyterian Church- Building Fund or AMAA – Voskian Endowment.
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