Larry Zarian dead at 73.
Many in the large Armenian and Los Angeles Political Community will be shocked and sadden at the passing of Glendale's Larry Zarian today at the age of 73. From the Daily News Wire Services.
Former Glendale mayor and city councilman Larry Zarian died today, according to a representative for his family.
Zarian succumbed to an aggressive cancer that prevents the body from making healthy blood cells. He was 73, and was surrounded by his sister, three sons and other close family and friends when he died this morning, Kim Milstien said.
Zarian was the first Armenian to be elected to the Glendale City Council in 1983. He went on to serve four terms and is the city's longest-serving mayor.
Zarian was considered a leader on transportation issues. He was selected by former President Ronald Reagan to serve on National Highway Safety Commission and also chaired the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.
Zarian was also known for hosting "The Larry Zarian Forum," a talk show on a local access cable channel.
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich counted Zarian a friend and supporter and said he sent condolences to the Zarian family.
This is a Peter Musurlian produced video that features comments from Larry Zarian from his local cable access show. Our thoughts go out to the Zarian Family.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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