Former Jamestown Mayor, Councilman, and a huge supporter of everything Jamestown, Charlie Kourajian, passed away Saturday May 19, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He was 87 years old.
His son Steven announced the news of his passing via his personal Facebook page.
“My dad had to have emergency surgery on Tuesday and couldn’t breathe on his own after that. Things were complicated by pneumonia and fluid and air in the abdominal cavity, congestive heart failure and deceased kidney output. He couldn’t speak with a breathing tube so he wrote us quite a few notes. He was doing very well but things took a turn on Thursday for the worse. He was air ambulanced to Fargo and had a significant stroke during or after arriving at Sanford. Dad rallied for a while, recognized family and relatives yesterday afternoon and then went into slow decline while I was his “male nurse” during the night. Charlie went to be with the Lord this morning and joins many family and friends including his beloved Marcy. You couldn’t have found a better role model to follow and there wasn’t a person anywhere who poured more into his community. Farewell Dad and “ Mr. Jamestown” we loved you and will miss you greatly.” Steven Kourajian
A Vigil Service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22 at Good Shepherd Chapel, Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND. Vigil service will be 7:30 PM, Tuesday, May 22 at St. James Basilica. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23 at St. James Basilica. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, ND.