Coach Aghasi Manukyan - Funeral

For those of you that didn’t know, along with those of you who desire to pay him back for all that he has given to us but don't know how; Coach Aghasi Manukyan passed away the morning of March 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Vata, and 3 young boys; Tsolak, Naric, and Johnny. His passing was unexpected; leaving his family unprepared for the expenses to come. 

As a coach, Aghasi impacted my life dramatically. He gave me the push I needed to help me pursue my passion. He did all of this, while being a mentor, a companion, and a true friend. In college, it’s natural to seek all the above; but to find all in the same person, is rare. The feelings of admiration and gratitude I have for Coach Aghasi are not mine alone to express. He has also impacted my teammates’ lives, as well. He was dedicated to helping us, his wrestlers, to achieve the goals and dreams that we aspired to accomplish from our first moments stepping on the mat.

Coach Aghasi was the provider for his family, bringing food to the table to feed his wife and growing boys. The Manukyans were recently forced to sell their home due to financial struggles, and have been left with little to nothing.

The estimated cost for the funeral arrangements are $11,000. This does not include any future expenses outside the funeral. Coach Aghasi went out of his way to be there for the team, willingly staying after practice when asked, and even showing up to help us with extra workouts, when he could have been relaxing.

Please, join me and come together to help Coach Aghasi's family in this devastating time.  They desperately need our help.  Please help with your donation to assist the Manukyans.

Monday, March 26 visitation will begin at 12pm and the service will begin at 1pm at Canale Tonella Funeral Home. 526 N 3rd Street Marquette, MI 49855.

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me at (305) [phone redacted].


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Nick Alvarez 
Marquette, MI
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