Haig John Hanessian

haig hanessian

August 29, 1928 ~ September 9, 2018

Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Haig J. Hanessian, 90, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville. He lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Asheville and previously lived in Rochester, New York and in Colorado. Haig was born on August 29, 1928 in Syracuse, New York, son of the late John S. Hanessian and Haigoohie E. Hanessian, and brother of John Hanessian Jr. Haig is survived by his loving wife, Ann Mangurian Hanessian, his children Grant, David, Holly and Daniel, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A graduate of Syracuse University, in 1953 Haig joined Mangurians, Inc., a furniture and rug store in Rochester, New York owned by his father-in-law, Harry T. Mangurian, Sr. Haig moved to Florida in 1961 when the business expanded to South Florida, ultimately becoming President of the company as it rapidly grew and transitioned to public ownership and an eventual acquisition by General Portland Cement Company. Haig was an avid golfer and had four holes in one. He was a longtime member of Coral Ridge Country Club and Christ Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CarePartners Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 (www.carepartnersfoundation.org). Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the Hanessian family.

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  1. Condolences from the entire Wheeler family. The Hanessians were terrific neighbors during the 1970’s. It seems like yesterday and we remember Haig fondly. Henry Wheeler is now 100 years old and joins in our remembrance of Haig and sends his love to Ann and all of the Hanessians. – Jim Wheeler

  2. Remembering Haig from their days in Summit County Coloardo, and happy times in Asheville and Ft. Lauderdale. Loved watching him play poker on a cruise and his wonderful laugh. He was a trooper these past few years, not letting his health and limitations get in the way of his golf game and trips to the poker table.We will miss his good nature, and all around special friendship. Love to Ann and all the kids.

  3. The Marshall family loved Mr. Hanessian. He was such a kind gentleman. He and my Dad were longtime golf buddies and ‘boy scouts’ room mates. To say they had a lot of fun would be an understatement. Our sincerest condolences and prayers for the Hanessian family.

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