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Gladys Halachian, 84, Department Store Manager

Former Mineola resident passed away on Feb. 7, 2013.

Gladys Halachian passed away on Feb. 7, 2013 at the age of 84. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928 in Mineola, New York of Armenian descent and lived in New York for many years before settling in Kingwood, TX.

She was a graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion, a former switchboard operator for New York Telephone Company, bookkeeper and retail manager for several department stores (A&S, Sears, and Macys).

When she first married, she lived in Havana, Cuba with her husband, Aram.
She moved back home to New York when the Castro revolution took hold.

Her diverse interests included traveling throughout the United States, growing tropical plants for her gardens, cooking elaborate meals and entertaining.

She adored her children and grandchildren. She loved her tropical fish, many dogs, cats, and turtles.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Gasparik and Elena Kritzer; sons-in-law, Tibor Gasparik and F. William Kritzer; grandchildren Thomas Gasparik, Andrew Gasparik and Mark Jemison Kritzer; sister-in-law, Armenuhi Banos; and niece, Monica Banos-Russo.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Feb. 22, 2013 at St. Martha Catholic Church in Kingwood, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, TX 77365.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your generous support of the American Heart Association.

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