Tehlirian, Vartkes

May 25, 1931 - September 21, 2020

In loving memory of Vartkes Tehlirian born to parents Setrak and Makrouhi on May 25, 1931 in Serbia, Yugoslavia. Vartkes was the youngest of three children. Vartkes was preceded in death by his older brother Vasken and sister Astrid. Vartkes spent much of his adult life in the US, while enjoying several of his retiree years in his hometown of Valjevo.

Vartkes was a beloved and proud father and grandfather who is survived by his daughter Katarina and son-in-law Matko; son Chris and daughter-in-law Jelena, as well as two grandsons Danilo and Nikola.

Vartkes was an avid opera and sports fan, who enjoyed watching tennis and ice hockey, and played racquetball and tennis, well in his mid-80’s. He certainly enjoyed good homemade cooking as well as good humor amongst friends and family.

Vartkes was deeply loved by the many whose lives’ he touched. His mild personality, child-like warmth, positive and upbeat attitude, and unique sense of humor will be deeply missed.

Service Information

A Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28 at 9:30 am, with funeral services immediately following at 10 am at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 16900 Cypress Rosehill Rd., Cypress, Texas 77429. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77077.

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12 replies on “Tehlirian, Vartkes”

Marija Ilic says:

Dear Chris and Jelena

Please accept my condolences, you are in my prayers and thoughts. Marija

Darko Milasinovic says:

Kris, primite naše saučešće. Mislimo na vas. Vječna mu pamjat.

Maria Tsihlis says:

Memory Eternal

Vesna Atezina says:

Dear Chris, Katarina and family, I was sad to hear about Vartkes’s passing. I have fond memories of him. He had a great sense of humor and tortured me on the racquet ball court several times. I admired his passion for tennis. He enjoyed good food and had incredible general knowledge and I enjoyed talking to him about it all. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Vesna and family.

Marieta Jamsek-Rolnick says:

Dear Chris, Jelena, Katarina and Matko,
Our deepest condolences at the loss of your father and father in law. He was such a caring and loving person. Our thoughts are with you at this time of the loss.
He will be forever remembered.
Marieta and Bill

Vera Velickovic says:

Our deep condolences to the family for the loss of a wonderful man and father. We will always remember him.
Vera $ Petar Velickovic

Porodica Šaper says:

Dear Tehlirian family. It is with great sorrow and a sense of a big void that we join you in remembering dear dead Vartkes. Vječnaja Pamjat!

Milica Vesic says:

Dear Chris and Katarina,
Your father was one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. I will miss his smile, warmth and always young heart. I didn’t always get his jokes, but they always made me laugh . He was a great friend of my family and we will never forget that.
Accept our deepest condolences.

Lisa Tehlirian says:

Vartkes will always be my favorite uncle. He was my dad’s brother, and always reminded me of a more softer and calmer version of my dad. I will miss him, but feel comfort knowing he has joined my dad, aunt, and grandparents in the great beyond.

Stephanie Perkins says:

Dearest Kat, I’m so very sorry for the miss of your dad. He was a special person and the best dad you abd your brother could ask for. Hold his memory tightly and may God bless your family.?

Maro Tehlirian says:

May you rest in peace, Uncle Vartkes. Hope you’re playing tennis in Heaven now.

Maro Tehlirian says:

Rest in peace, Uncle Vartkes. I hope you’re playing tennis in Heaven now.

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