September 6, 1920 ~ August 7, 2015
Ara M. Baltayan, age 94, of New Haven, passed away on August 7, 2015. Ara was born in Istanbul, Turkey on September 6, 1920, he was a son of the late Garabed & Nuvart Baltayan. Ara was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Arakelian Baltayan. He is survived by his daughter Rosemary 'Ro' Baltayan & her husband Ronald Morris of Dahlonega, GA; sons Arthur Baltayan & his wife Linda of New Haven and Charles Baltayan; grandchildren Charles & Adam Baltayan, Raymond & Melissa Morris and daughter in-law Mary Baltayan. Ara attended Robert College for degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering followed by a Masters in Engineering at Yale. He excelled in Research and Development for many years before self-employment as a Professional Engineer. Philanthropic activities include Rotary International where he served as Past President of the New Haven Club and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, Outstanding Service Award and Rotarian of the Year Award. As a long standing member of Christ Church, he served as Senior Warden for many years. He loved photography and sailing his little sailfish at Owenego. Friends may attend his Funeral Service held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM in Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven, followed by his interment in the Church's Memorial Garden. Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Haven Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1737, New Haven CT 06507 or to Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.