Myron S. Konjoyan 1931-2018

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Myron Seamone Konjoyan passed on Sept. 13, 2018, after a short illness. Myron was born May 7, 1931, in Oakland, and was raised in Glendale, California.

Nicknamed “Rocky,” he was a basketball star at Hoover High School and attended Glendale College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After his discharge, he married Arax Tulanian in 1955, and would go on to found two successful businesses: The Rheem Patio in Moraga, CA and later Konjoyan’s Oriental Rugs in Lafayette, CA.

Myron was an active member of the Armenian Triple X Fraternity, in which he held leadership positions in his chapter, and he was a faithful member of St. Vartan’s Apostolic Church in Oakland and a former chairman of its trustees.

He enjoyed hobbies including bowling, gardening, building model airplanes, and a love of cars. He was a passionate USC football fan and never missed a televised game. But his number-one focus was always his family, which, during his illness, he called his “shots of penicillin.”

He is survived by his wife, Arax, sons Jon and David, daughter Nancy Kurkjian, daughter-in-law Pamela Madieros, son-in-law Rick Kurkjian, grandchildren, Karly and Adam Kurkjian and brother, Norman Konjoyan.

Though Myron will be greatly missed, he now has the best seat in the house for every USC game.

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