Haig Avadikian



(January 1, 1927-August 4, 2003)


POTSDAM--The funeral for Haig Avadikian, 76, Potsdam, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Lenz, pastor of Norfolk United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.

Mr. Avadikian died Monday at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Calling hours will be this afternoon and evening at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

He and his brother operated Pete’s Restaurant in Norwood from 1946 to 1960, when he and his wife opened the Quonset Steak House in Potsdam, which they operated for 25 years. He then worked for six years at the Atlantic Testing Laboratory.

He was a member of What Cheer Masonic Lodge in Norwood and Media Shriners temple in Watertown. Mr. Avadikian was a boxer while in the Navy, enjoyed playing violin and was an avid pistol marksman.

Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., son of Hampar and Margaret Boyajian Avadikian, he attended high school in Detroit and served in the Navy during World War II.

He married Beverly J. King on Feb. 8, 1949, in Hopkinton.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter and her husband, Gwen and Michael B. LaHair, Greenville, N.C.; two sons and their wives, Gerald and Shirley and Kim and Catherine, all of Potsdam, and seven grandchildren.

A brother, Peter, died before him.

Donations may be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad or Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department.


(From the Wednesday, August 6, 2003 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page D7).