In Memoriam Gloria Avedisian Wife of Archie Avedisian, WANADA

In Memoriam Gloria Avedisian Wife of Archie Avedisian, WANADA

The association is sad to report the passing of Gloria Avedisian, wife of WANADA ADEI program coordinator, Archie Avedisian. She lost a 15 year struggle with Alzheimerês disease this week. She was 85.

Archie and Gloria (a.k.a. –Glow”) were the perfectly paired couple, having been married 63 years. An insurance professional in the first part of her life, Glow supported Archieês distinguished career as a Boys and Girls Club executive, which included an extended position as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. WANADA and its dealers were stalwart supporters of BGCGW through the Washington Auto Show, doing fundraiser gala evenings for the organization resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in support for at risk youth programming over the years. Just as she supported Archie at the Boys and Girls Clubs, so, too, did she support his efforts at WANADA to get ADEI Technicians Development Programming up and running and successful as it has been for dealers and aspiring technicians.

Funeral services for Gloria were held today, but contributions in her memory can be directed to the Archie and Gloria Avedisian Scholarship Fund, 9832 Meadowcroft Lane, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. Friends may also sign the family guest book by going to

To Archie, his son Tony and daughter Deb, and the rest of her family, WANADA extends its sincerest sympathy.

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