Aram George Mooradian, 87, Retired from Raytheon, Played Minor League Baseball

Aram George Mooradian, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the High Pointe House surrounded by his family.

Mooradian was born in Haverhill on Dec. 12, 1930, the son of Krikor and Helen (Jaffarian) Mooradian. He attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High/Haverhill Trade School in 1948. He resided in Haverhill most of his life, spending the past nine years in Kingston, N.H., with his family.

Mooradian is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an Airman First Class from 1951 to 1959 when he was honorably discharged. He also served in the Army Reserves and U.S. Coast Guard. He played minor league baseball before entering the service for the New York Yankees and tried out as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1950. He retired from Raytheon after 35 years of service.

His family would like to thank the staff of the High Pointe House in Haverhill for the care they have given to Mooradian during his time there.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Avis (Sardella) Mooradian, three children James Mooradian and his wife Laurie of Haverhill, Robert Mooradian of Haverhill and Donna (Mooradian) Letendre and her husband Brian of Kingston, N.H. Grampy will be missed by his grandchildren Caitlyn, Ryan, Kevin and his wife Jennifer, Ethan, Matthew, Samuel and Damien. He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren Audrey and Peyton Mooradian. He was the brother of late Harry and Nazareth Mooradian.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 22 in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main St., Haverhill from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow with U.S. Air Force Honors in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions may be made in Mooradian’s memory to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.