Governor George Deukmejian (1929 - 2018)
Published - 14 May 2018

“The rich legacy of Governor George Deukmejian will forever linger in the hearts of the Armenian American community. As a visionary leader, he was a committed to a prosperous California. As a family man, he was compassionate and caring. As a man of humble character, he was a true follower of Christ.

I fondly remember Governor Deukmejian’s heartwarming speech at the sanctuary of St. Leon Armenian Cathedral concert dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks wherein he emphasized the importance of cherishing God’s gift of freedom to humanity. As an orator, Governor Deukemjian’s eloquence and delivery was impeccable.

Beloved Governor, May the Good Lord accept your soul in the abode of the heavenly saints and may your family find solace and consolation in the Holy Spirit.”

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian