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Esay Esaian

Esay "Dugan" Esaian

Thursday, January 19th, 1928 - Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Passed away suddenly on June 20, 2019 at the age of 91. Esay was born on January 19, 1928 in South Milwaukee to his beloved parents Almas and Hamparsoum Esaian immigrants and survivors of the Armenian genocide.

Esay graduated from South Milwaukee High School where his friends gave him the nickname “Dugan” which he was known as throughout his life. During high school he began working in the office at Bucyrus Erie and after graduation he then began an electrical apprenticeship. Esay was extremely proud of his 50-year career at Bucyrus Erie, and was one of less than a dozen people that held this honorable distinction. His work ethic is one to be admired and that his family holds in high regard.

After his retirement Esay (Dugan) continued to keep himself busy helping out his friends, neighbors, and family with various electrical and outdoor projects. He was always there to lend a hand, share a tool, or offer advice.

Esay (Dugan) was the proud volunteer caretaker of the St. Haroutune Cemetery (Holy Resurrection Armenian Cemetery) and Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church. He found working at the cemetery very fulfilling and tranquil.

Esay loved to do word search puzzles, read the paper from front to back daily and had an excellent memory. He was an avid Packers fan and spent every game day with his daughters cheering them on. He cherished his many friendships, possessed a great sense of humor and always had a twinkle in his eye.

He loved his family traditions of Cousins Night, Breakfast in the Park on 4th of July, Shish Kebob Dinner on New Year’s Day and the countless holiday and family birthday celebrations.

Esay is survived by his wife of 64 years Rose (Madaghian) Esaian and his children: son Michael (Barbara) Esaian; daughter Sandra (Larry) Stone; daughter Louise Esaian and son Todd Esaian, as well as his dear cousin Alice Hacherian. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Lisa (Tim) Chiappetta, Lorry Stone, Scott Martin, Josh Martin, Becki Martin and his great-grandchildren Miles Louis Chiappetta, Ella Rose Chiappetta and Ryan Rae Martin. He is further survived by his wonderful nieces and nephews all whom he shared many memories and a loving relationship.

Esay was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert (Martha) Topalian and his sister Osana (Matt) Kaprelian; and his dear cousins Martha and George Hacherian.

Family and Friends may meet with the family at Molthen Bell Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, June 26th from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held immediately afterwards at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, June 27th, visitation will be held at the Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church located at 909 Michigan Avenue in South Milwaukee from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow. Interment will take place immediately after the service at the St. Haroutune Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Esay’s name are suggested to St. Haroutune Cemetery and can be mailed to P.O. Box 143 South Milwaukee, WI 53172.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Molthen-Bell Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    700 Milwaukee Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
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    Prayer vigil at 7 PM
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Resurrection Armenian Church
    Address
    909 Michigan Ave
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Resurrection Armenian Church
    Address
    909 Michigan Ave
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr Sahak Kaishian
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Holy Resurrection Armenian Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Barb Eidemanis

Posted at 10:55am
I'm going to miss Dugan so much. He was always a pleasure; I loved talking to him. I was just looking around this morning at all the things he helped me with, such a great man. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.
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Tom & Karen Chiappetta, Jeff & Tina Rodriguez & fa

Posted at 11:13am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Jeff and Terri Truettner

Posted at 08:41am
There are no words. We will dearly miss our second dad, buddy, neighbor, electrician, cat sitter and partner in crime We have so many wonderful memories of and with him and have always appreciated the many, many things he us done for us.
Our deepest most heartfelt sympathy to the Esaian family.
RIP Dugan.
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Arthur Bell

Posted at 06:08am
Louise I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing. I know that you were the light of his life and he yours. Condolences to you and your family.
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