George Michael Tatarian, 86, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 24. He was born to the late Michael and Mary Pitt Tatarian in Providence, Rhode Island. He served his country in the U. S. Navy and was one of the original crew members on the USS MIDWAY. He Worked for the City of Norfolk as a carpenter for 25 years and retired in 2011.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Dorothy of 67 years; two sons, Michael Tatarian and his wife, JoAnne of Virginia Beach and David Tatarian of Richmond; three sisters, Mildred Linegerger and Dorothy Sanzos, both of Rhode Island, and Anna Mixon of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Jeremy Tatarian, Nicole Riles and Christina Hood, all of Chesapeake; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Crow and her husband, Daniel of Virginia Beach; two great-grandsons, Brian Jones of Norfolk and Jason Jones of Virginia Beach; and two great-great-grandsons, Christopher and Alex Crow of Virginia Beach.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Nisan, Harry and Edward Tatarian, all of Rhode Island; two sisters, Rosemary and Irene Reilly, both of Rhode Island; and a granddaughter, Wendy Jones of Chesapeake.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the church from 11-12. A reception will follow at the church in room 300. Burial will be Wednesday at Colonial Grove Memorial Park at 2:30pm, Virginia Beach.Please use the links provided to sign the online guestbook.Send FlowersPlant a Tree