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Bedros (Jid) Kamitian - Obituary

by The Publishers
May 9, 2019

 

Bedros "Jid" Kamitian, Husband of the late Helen Bedrosian Kamitian of Holliston, MA. passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Born and raised in Lawrence, MA, he served in the US Army Air Corps as a radio operator. He graduated from Boston University with a Masters is Education Administration. He then started a long, illustrious, and loving career in education. Jid started his teaching career as a business teacher at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, MA. He also taught at Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls, MA, where former students many years later honored him by selecting him as the Marshall of the annual town parade. Jid went on to become a teacher and then later Assistant Principal at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, MA from 1956 to 1968. From 1968 to 1971 he served as the principal of Salem High School in Salem, NH.In 1971, Jid became principal of Holliston High School in Holliston, MA., a position he held for over 16 years until his retirement. Always know as a "students" principal, he would attend school events; educational, artistic, and athletic to show support for his students. During his tenure at Holliston, Jid organized and coordinated a team of town volunteers to fund and build a running track and a concession stand at the high school football field. He served as President of multiple organizations including; Massachusetts Secondary School Administration Association, Tri Valley League Athletics and the Holliston Scholarship Foundation for many years. A Bedros and Helen Kamitian Scholarship is awarded annually at Holliston High School. Upon his retirement, The Town of Holliston honored him by naming the Holliston High School Field Complex "Kamitian Field", which it is still know as today.

In addition to his deceased wife and brother Leo, family members include his sons and wives Jerry and Sandy of Plaistow, NH and Peter and Pam of Ashland, MA, brother Noubar (Charlie); grandchildren and their spouses Keith and Ali Kamitian, Jeralyn and Ted O'Leary, Daniel and Bethany Kamitian, Julie and Jason Stevenson and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10 am at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. 03079. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. Friends may call on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kamitian Scholarship Fund, C/O Holliston Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 6786, Holliston, MA., 01746

 

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Comments (2)

Thank you for sharing this news, Dr. Jackson.

- Susan Haley | 5/11/19 11:00 AM

Well put, Dr. Jackson. He was great at his job...and he was great as a friend or colleague. It's a loss to all who knew him.

- Mary Greendale | 5/9/19 11:20 PM

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