Leo (Levon) Ohanesian passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2017. He was 83 and is survived by his loving wife and best friend Joyce, his stepdaughter Laurie, her husband Jason Robinson, and their two children April and Nick; as well as his stepson Brian Murray, his wife Tomoko, and their daughter Emily. He also has 5 great grandchildren Brad, Sophie, Calvin, Brenna and Emery; and leaves 4 nieces; Linda Lutz with her children, Kristi and her husband Stephan and their children James, Julia and Kira as well as Brian Lutz with his wife Leah and their children Shahin, Jahan and Anousheh; Carol Ohanesian, Jeanine Gulian and Jacqueline Gulian. Leo grew up in Highland Park, Michigan, attended high school there and then graduated from the University of Redlands in California. He served in the US Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal for service in Germany and a commendation for Sharpshooter (M1).
He enjoyed a life filled with good family and friends, good food which he usually prepared, great wine which he always shared and multiple travels to various US and European locations. He will be greatly missed by many.
A military commitment ceremony will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on the 28th of April. Family and friends are invited later that same day to join as we celebrate Leo's love for life and share memories and stories of the times we had together. This celebration will be held at 1:00 PM that afternoon at Joyce and Leo's home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 500 Fairview Avenue in Brentwood, CA.