Of Lansing, died September 30, 2011, at the age of 84.  He was born August 30, 1927, in Highland Park, to the late Harry and Armena Terzian.  Theodore served in the U.S. Army Pacific Theater during WWII.  He graduated with a B.A. from Boston University.  He worked as a wholesale tobacco and candy distributor, and owned Lansing Candy and Cigar Company for over forty years.  He was a member of St. John Armenian Church of Greater Detroit, and attended both St. Gerard Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  He loved spending time with his family and his “gang” and was an avid Spartan and Detroit Tigers fan.

            Surviving are his children, Paula Terzian of Lansing and Theodore M. (special daughter-in-law Beth) Terzian, Jr. of Lansing; grandchildren, Anika and Alan (Katie) Schmidt, Teddy and Alexandra Terzian; great-grandson, Miles Schmidt; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sonya Ann Terzian in 2005; sister, Virginia Atayan; brother-in-law, Harry James Sohigian.

          Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, with The Rev. Fr. John P. Klein celebrating.  Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Capital Area Service Center, 1775 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI  48823.

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2 Messages to “Theodore M. Terzian, Sr.”

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    MARK FARHAT Says:

    TO TED,BETH,AND ALL TERZIAN FAMILY.MY CONDOLENCES FOR MR, TERZIAN.I WAS GLAD TO BE ABLE TO SEE HIM WHEN I WAS IN MICHIGAN.HE WAS A HARD WORKING OWNER OF LANSING CANDY AND CIGAR.HE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN HIS STORE AND HAVING A GREAT FAMILY.MR TERZIAN WAS NICE TO EVERYONE AND WILL BE MISSED.SINCERLY,MARK FARHAT

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    Pam Davis Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Pam

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