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David S. Tiftickjian

August 13, 2020

Visitation: No prior visitation.
Service: SATURDAY, October 22, 2016: A Memorial
Service will be held at 11 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo. TIFTICKJIAN – David S.
October 1, 2016,
beloved husband of
57 years to Elizabeth
“Betsy” (nee Prescott)
Tiftickjian; most loving
father of David
(Darlene) Tiftickjian,
Richard (Holly) Tiftickjian, Elizabeth
(Raymond) Rott and Christian
(Jacque) Tiftickjian; grandfather of
David, William, Kristen, Theodore,
Ava, Mason, Grant Tiftickjian, and
Raymond Rott; brother of Kathleen
Johnston of Charleston, SC. No prior
visitation. A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, October 22, at 11
AM at Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo,
NY 14209. Please assemble at church.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to Westminster
Presbyterian Church or the Disabled
Veterans Assn., PO Box 14301,
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Arrangements by the DIETRICH
condolences will be accessible on Sunday at Feb. 15, 1926 – Oct. 1, 2016 David S. Tiftickjian, president of David Tiftickjian & Sons Oriental Rugs, died Oct. 1 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 90. Mr. Tiftickjian was born in Buffalo and graduated from Bennett High School in 1943. He later went on to earn a master’s degree in history from Buffalo State College. A World War II veteran, Mr. Tiftickjian served in the Army’s 112th Regiment as a field medic in the Philippines. After the war, Mr. Tiftickjian joined the family business, D.S. Tiftickjian Imports, selling Oriental rugs and furniture. When his father died, he took over as president of the company, expanded it to include carpeting and flooring, and brought his sons aboard to learn the business. The company grew to two locations, in Buffalo and Williamsville. Even in retirement, Mr. Tiftickjian could be found in a suit and tie helping out at the Delaware Avenue store and was last there a week before he died. A big part of his life was spending summers at the family’s cottage in Silver Bay, Ont. He and his wife, Betsy, also enjoyed travel, including trips to Mexico, Europe, Africa and South America. Mr. Tiftickjian was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Ismailia Shriners International. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Cherry Hill Club. Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Prescott; a daughter, Elizabeth Rott; three sons, David D., Richard B. and Christian K.; a sister, Kathleen Johnston; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave.


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