Gary Koltookian

Gary Charles Koltookian

May 6, 1933 - November 28, 2020
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Gary Charles Koltookian, 87, a longtime Chelmsford resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Beverly A. (Peloian) Koltookian with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Gary was born on May 6, 1933, in Lowell, MA, and was a son of the late Hagop and Sara (Bezdighian) Koltookian.

He was a graduate of Lowell High School, Bridgewater State College, and Boston University Graduate School. Gary worked as a school teacher in the towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, and Marshall Simons Middle School in Burlington until his retirement in 1990. He was a longtime and active member of Saints Vartanantz Armenian Church in Chelmsford where he served on the Parish Council, sang in the Church Choir, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Men’s Club. Gary was also a longtime member of the Knights of Vartan. Gary was an avid bottle collector and was a member of the Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club. Most of all, Gary cherished the time spent with his family and traveling around the world.

In addition to his loving wife, Gary leaves his children; Leslie Bagdasarian and her husband Ara of Solon, Ohio, Lynne Koltookian of Chelmsford, and Gary Koltookian and his wife Ming of Mission Viejo, CA, his grandchildren; Julie and Alex Bagdasarian of Solon, Ohio, and his sister, Rose Kludjian of Wilmington, MA. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sadly, Gary is predeceased by his sister Alice Bogosian formerly of Methuen.

Due to gathering limitations Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. You are kindly invited to view Gary’s services via Zoom. Please email Father Kesablyan at for Zoom information and include “funeral service” in the subject line. Memorial donations may be made in Gary’s memory to Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
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Due to gathering limitations Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. To view the service via Zoom, kindly email Father Kesablyan at for information. Please include "Funeral Service" in the subject line.


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Charlie Martin

Posted at 12:04pm
Rest In Peace, May you find all the rare bottles that Heaven has to offer. You will be deeply missed by all us that were fortunate enough to know you
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Barb Anecone

Posted at 05:20pm
I have fond memories of his classes at MSMS. He was fun, energetic and compassionate.

Father Garabed Kochakian

Posted at 10:40am
Dear Beverly and family
Both Yeretzgin Roberta and I were truly saddened to hear of Gary's untimely passing this past week. We have wonderful memories of him over the years especially when visiting my brother and sister in law. He was truly a man of faith and conviction and dedicated to family community and his Church which he loved and served with zeal, compassion and love. May the Lord grant Eternal Light upon his soul as he now rests in peace on this earth and opens his eyes to heaven, as we pray ..." place him among your saints who sit at your right hand O Christ our Lord". He will be missed but his spirit rests upon everyone he touched throughout his life.
Father Garabed Kochakian

Tom Langan

Posted at 08:09am
So sorry Bev to hear about Gary. He was always a inspiration to myself and other Lowell collectors. And appreciate the help he provided with participating in Lowell Historical Society events over the years. A true Lowell/Chelmsford historical gem. he will be missed.

Carolyn LaBossiere

Posted at 07:36am
Beverly and family,
So sorry to hear about Gary. My thoughts are with your family.
Carolyn (Weintraub) LaBossiere

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