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John Hachig Oxian

May 14, 1935 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 85)


John Hachig Oxian, 85, of South Bend passed away at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday, March 31st in Memorial Hospital following an illness.  John was born May 14, 1935 in South Bend to the late Kayane (Garabedian) and Hachig S. Oxian and was a lifetime area resident.  On October 12, 1991 in South Bend he married Kathy S. Price who survives.  Also surviving are his cousins Makrouhi Oxian and Gheorge Pomakian both of South Bend and many other cousins and their families in Michigan and Rhode Island.  His brother, Sahag G. Oxian passed away on April 6th.

John was the owner of Oxian Brothers Rug and Carpet Cleaners.  He was a graduate of the former South Bend Central High School and Purdue University.  He was very involved with many historic preservation organizations in the South Bend community.


Say memories are golden well maybe that is true.

I never wanted memories I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you, a million times I cried.

If love alone could have saved you then you never would have died. 

In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place, no one could ever fill.

The world is definitely a little less bright now.

Never again will I see another individual walk the earth, possessing all the unique qualities and traits you had while you were here and that is the biggest and saddest tragedy of all.

I will not say goodbye because that is forever.

I will simply look at you and smile and softly say

Until we meet again my love

Your loving and dedicated wife


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 14th in the Palmer Funeral Home – Welsheimer Chapel, 521 N. William St. With Father John Tsikalas of St. Andrew Orthodox Church officiating.  Committal services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to The Studebaker National Museum, 201 Chapin St., South Bend, IN 46601  or South Bend Alumni Association, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601,  .  Family and friends may leave email condolences at 

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April 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer Chapel-Downtown
521 N. William Street
South Bend, IN 46616
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
April 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer Chapel-Downtown
521 N. William Street
South Bend, IN 46616
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins


Studebaker National Museum
201 Chapin St., South Bend IN 46601

South Bend Alumni Association
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bend IN 46601
Tel: 1-574-393-6004

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