Woodbury Mourns John Krikorian

Woodbury University mourns the loss of longtime community activist and Business Life Magazine publisher John Krikorian, who passed away April 6. Krikorian, 80, was a member of Woodbury University President’s Executive Council.

Krikorian had more than 50 years of business and marketing experience and served on numerous boards, including the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission, County of Los Angeles Human  Relations Corporate Advisory Council, Glendale Adventist Medical Center Advisory Council, Pasadena’s Mayor Disability Committee, and Pasadena Special Olympics.

Krikorian began his media career at the Hartford Current newspaper and later became vice president/advertising director of a Times (now Tribune) newspaper in Hartford. After raising their eight children in Connecticut, Krikorian and his wife Elsie decided to embark on the journey of a lifetime and move their family across the country to Glendale in 1989. Krikorian and son Greg established Business Life magazine in 1990 and Senior Living magazine in 1997. Both publications continue today.

Krikorian’s past service included work with the Foothill-Pasadena Branch of the Los Angeles Urban League, Glendale-La Crescenta Red Cross Chapter, Glendale President Advisory Council, Burbank and Pasadena Chambers of Commerce, and Consumer Advisory Panel for Sempra’s Gas Company/County of Los Angeles Area. 

In addition to his wife, Krikorian is survived by six sons, two daughters, and 23 grandchildren.