Alex Avak Bagdasarian, 88, passed away on Monday at Wheaton Franciscan – Franklin Hospital. He was born in Racine on May 28, 1930, the son of the late Arman and Rose (Nee: Esayian) Bagdasarian.
Alex graduated from William Horlick High School “Class of 1950”. During the Korean War, Alex proudly served as Sergeant in the United States Army and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. On October 19, 1957 Alex was united in marriage to the love of his life, Rose D. Pulice. Alex was employed by Twin Disc for thirty-seven years (Customer Services/Sales), retiring in 1995, and he was a member of their “20 Year Club”. Alex was a member of St. Hagop Armenian Church and American Legion Post 310. He was also a member of Roma Lodge, where he volunteered for numerous functions. Alex loved to golf and for years played on Sunday morning with his Armenian foursome at Johnson Park. An avid Wisconsin Badger fan, he also enjoyed playing racquetball, traveling to Door County, and taking long walks. Most of all Alex devoted and loved time spent with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons Daniel and Austin as they were growing up, and was always so proud of them.
Alex will be dearly missed by his loving wife of sixty years, Rose; his children, Jodi (Dr. Dale) Gerdes of Verona, WI, Daniel Bagdasarian of Pewaukee, WI; his grandchildren, Dr. Daniel Gerdes, Austin Gerdes; sister, Var Krikorian of Racine; sister-in-law, Madelyn Bagdasarian of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Bagdasarian; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Steve Krikorian, Samuel (Rosemarie) Pulice.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 10:30 a.m A Roma Lodge service will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday.