August 28, 2012 - 17:08 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Longtime Post-Standard writer and editor Nevart Apikian, who wrote about a little of everything in her 56 years with the Syracuse Newspapers, died Sunday, Aug 26. She was 94, syracuse.com reported.
Apikian began her journalism career after graduating from Syracuse University. She was hired by the Sullivan County Evening News in Monticello in the Catskills. She reported on courts and county and town governments. She also wrote about the entertainers performing at the showrooms of the nearby resorts.
When she began working at The Post-Standard in August 1942, she was a news reporter. Soon she became the theater and movie critic and position she held for 25 years. Apikian wrote about the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Opera and Syracuse Stage and Pompeian Players, among other performing groups. She retired from the Post-Standard in November 1998.
The daughter of an Armenian emigrant, she grew up hearing of the Old World through events at the now-defunct St. John’s Armenian Church.
She was part of Syracuse’s Armenian community that made sure the public remembered April 24, 1915, the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
In 2002, Apikian was inducted onto the Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. She was a past president of Theta Sigma Phi, a journalism society now known as the Association for Women in Communications, and of the Central New York Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. She also was a member of Civic Morning Musicals.