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Robert Weddy Armen

Robert Weddy Armen

Robert Weddy Armen, 97, died peacefully at Linda Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on October 16, 2006 of natural causes. He is survived by his son, Robert Jr. of Ashland, Oregon and three grandchildren; his sister, Margaret Penkor of Freemont, California; his brother, Fred Armen of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; and nieces and nephews. In October of 1934, Robert married Agnes Cecelia McGinnis who preceded him in death. The second of five children, Robert was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Anthony Armen and Clementine Dalesio Armen.

During the big band era, Robert composed instrumental and vocal music, and toured and performed with over 15 musical groups. He then obtained an L.L.B. and a J.D. degree, and became an insurance broker and a real estate broker, first in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1909 and then in Glendale, California. Robert moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1993 to be near his son, Robert Jr.

At Robert's request, burial took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California next to his wife of 53 years who passed away in 1987. A rosary was offered in his name at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland. Friends of the family are encouraged to make a small donation to their favorite charity in remembrance.