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In Memoriam: Daniel Adamian

It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on October 21st of Daniel Adamian in Dallas, Texas. 

Daniel G. Adamian, 58, died October 21,, 2019, with his loving companion Carrie Ellen by his side, in Dallas, Texas. He had been valiantly fighting a nine-year battle with FTD (frontotemporal dementia) and was under the care of the Monticello West assisted living facility in nearby Highland Park, TX.

Daniel was born April 7, 1961, in Belmont, Massachusetts to the late Gregory H. Adamian and the late June E. Mouradian  Adamian. A graduate of Belmont Hill High School, Class of 1979, Daniel attended Harvard College, from which he graduated with honors in 1983. At Harvard, Adamian was a member of the famed Harvard Krokodiloes, the university’s renowned a cappella singing group. Post-college, Adamian received a law degree and an M.B.A. from Boston University, and embarked upon a successful career in theatrical production and management. His first stop was a stint with Tony Award-winning theatrical producers Barry and Fran Weissler, followed by a decade-long run at The Great White Way’s Jujamcyn Theaters, which saw Adamian rise to become general manager and general counsel. He was an integral member of the Broadway League and its Board of Governors. During his years in New York, Adamian was also an adjunct professor of theater management at Columbia University, as well as deeply involved in several organizations celebrating his Armenian heritage.

Mr. Adamian is survived by Carrie Ellen Heikkila Adamian; their twin daughters, Olivia Ruth and Addison June; his brother, Douglas Adamian; and his step-mother Deborah A. Adamian; as well as a treasure-trove of cousins, extended family, and life-long friends.

Visitation is Monday, October 28, from 5-7pm, at the Sparkman/ Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 29, beginning at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Daniel’s memory by check payable to UCSF Foundation and should include FTD B1566 in memory of Daniel Adamian in the memo line.  Your gift is tax-deductible and will support UCSF’s frontotemporal dementia research efforts.

If you would like to make a gift online, please visit

makeagift.ucsf.edu/FTD and indicate that the gift is in memory of Daniel Adamian

He will be missed.

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