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Obituary for Doris Anne Essepian (Tysinger)

Loudonville, NY - Doris Anne Tysinger Essepian went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 24, 2018. She died peacefully at home.

Doris was born in Clyde, North Carolina on May 21, 1933, the eldest daughter of Rev. James Walden Tysinger and Rosemary Bumgarner Tysinger, graduating high school as Salutatorian of Cool Springs High School in Forest City, North Carolina in 1951.

Doris met the love of her life, John Essepian, her freshman year at Houghton College and graduated in 1955 with a BA in music. Doris and John were married at Brant Lake Wesleyan Church on August 25, 1956.

Doris leaves her husband of 62 years, Dr. John P. Essepian; daughter, Rosemary E. Burgher(John); and sons Dr. John P. Essepian III (Kelley) and Charles H. Essepian (Donna). Her beloved 9 grandchildren: John H. Burgher, III (Ginny); Lindsay G. Burgher Seddon (Paul); Rosemary A. Burgher; Harriet A. Burgher; Margaret I. Essepian; Kathryn A. Essepian; John (Jack) P. Essepian IV; Nicholas C. Essepian; and, Lilianna G. Essepian.

Doris was very dedicated to her church, Loudonville Community, serving in many capacities including music director and circle leader and, taught music at the Loudonville Christian School. She also was active in many missionary and Christian women’s organizations. Doris always offered her warm and gracious home to those charitable causes that glorified God.

Funeral services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houghton College, 1 Willard Avenue, Houghton NY, 14744.

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