Souren Palanjian

Souren Palanjian

Souren Palanjian

October 05, 1934~July 31, 2023

Souren Khoren Palanjian
October 5, 1934~July 31, 2023
Souren Khoren Palanjian, 88, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2023 in Cumming, GA. Souren
was born on October 5, 1934 in Aleppo, Syria to Khoren and Haiganoush Palanjian. He brought
his family from Beirut, Lebanon to build a life in the U.S. in 1976. He opened and operated Bon
Appetit French Bakery and Café with his family since 1983. Souren lived every day of his life with
dedication and hard work.
Souren is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Vergine Mitilian, Eugene Dikijian, Adrine
Torikian, and Diran Palanjian.
Souren is survived by his spouse Arousiag Palanjian and his children, Vasken and his wife
Janice Palanjian, Badrig and his wife Kim Palanjian, Dzovag and her husband Elie Hanna, and
Shoghag Palanjian. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ari Palanjian, Armen and Alec
Palanjian, and Taleen and Bryce Hanna.
A funeral service will be held at Beal Memorial Cemetery, 316 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach,
FL on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2 p.m. with Ordained Minister Rick Easom officiating.
Brackney Funeral Home, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to in Souren’s name

Graveside Service

Beal Memorial Cemetery


Fred Cain

August 1, 2023, 8:45 pm

To all the Palanjians: Thank you for sharing your family with mine. We all keep you in a special place in our hearts. Your dad was an inspiration in many ways and I loved his stories (all of them). Love you guys.


Jeannette Jordan

August 2, 2023, 3:10 pm

To the Palanjian family:
My deepest condolences, I loved Souren like a Father, I worked with him at Ingles and we had a close bond I respected him tremendously, he will surely be missed, he is now in better place and at peace. He will forever remain in my heart.
Jeannette Jordan

Cheri Maffucci

August 2, 2023, 4:28 pm

I met SOUREN at Publix and worked with him for many years he was such a gentleman, old school that is what I loved about him❤️ I know he is at peace right now and I will miss him❤️💕love you my friend🙏

Richard Kneeland

August 3, 2023, 1:33 am

Hello from the Philippines! It is with great sadness that I heard of Souren’s passing. I will miss you Souren. You are a friend without saying. I met the Palanjian’s at the Bon Appetit Bakery through my late wife Olga. She loved eating the oven fresh bread and leaving crumbs all over the place! Hehe That was the start of a wonderful relationship with Souren, Arous and children. I will deeply miss you Souren, thank you for your friendship. God bless the Palanjian family at this hour of need. Love you all, Richard

Cheri Nelson

August 3, 2023, 2:14 am

Fourteen years at Bon Appétit. Fourteen years of enlightening. Souren always had a story, a little comment, a grin and sometimes a wink. His smirk always made me laugh. I was truly blessed to have those 14 yrs. Will forever be in my heart. God Bless

Laura Marie O'Donnell

August 3, 2023, 9:40 pm

There is so little one can say, but my heart goes out to you & your family. May God hold you in His arms & heal the sorrow that you feel.

Guglielmo & Michelle Ianni

August 4, 2023, 1:12 pm

We are so sorry and send our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, you have a special family.

Guglielmo & Michelle Ianni

August 4, 2023, 1:14 pm

We are so sorry and send our condolences to your family. Praying for you all.

Jill Simone Roraff

August 4, 2023, 1:57 pm

My dear Palanjian family, Please know that you are all in my heart and in my prayers during this time and always! Souren taught me at a very young age, the true meaning of “overcoming” and to have the determination to make a vision come true. Such an inspiration! The memories of the times we shared while munching on endless pumpkin seeds are a cherished gift! Much love, Jilla

Betsy Garvis

August 5, 2023, 12:57 am

Although I did not have the gift of knowing Mr. Palanjian, I do have the great honor of calling his daughter, Zoe, a dear friend. I know from her what a beloved and special man he was. My deepest sympathy for the family.

Reinya Kitabjian

August 5, 2023, 1:09 am

Rest In Peace uncle Souren! You will be dearly missed but not forgotten!

Joe Zuppa

August 7, 2023, 9:50 pm

My condolences, Heaven has another Angel now. 🙏

Elizabeth ( Betty) Tarbuck

August 7, 2023, 11:29 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family
Mike & Betty Tarbuck

Deborah Schlittler

August 8, 2023, 5:12 pm

I’m so sorry for our loss… “Baba” will be terribly missed. Thank you for adopting me into this most beautiful family. My deepest sympathies to the Palanjian Family during this time of sorrow. Praying the Lord God Almighty will encourage you with His Presence & Comfort you with His Peace. Love y’all.

Deborah, Lizardo & Andres Hernandez


August 8, 2023, 11:28 pm

I am so for your loss. Kevin and I will have your family in our prayers.

Cristina Davenport

August 9, 2023, 12:15 am

Our deepest sympathy. May all the beautiful memories fill your hearts with warmth and love.

God Bless,

Ronnie and Cristina

Karrie McFadden

August 9, 2023, 3:44 pm

Dear Palanjian Family!
Your Husband, Dad, Father-in-Law, Grandpa, Uncle, etc. was such a gift to so many!
I also was blessed to be adopted into your family.
Souren was an inspiration to me in tremendous ways! He was the hardest worker, most principled, loyal, generous and inclusive person in my teenage years. Great character was nourished, in him, by every one of you!
I am grateful for his spirit that lives on in you.
Karrie McFadden 💕

Eileen Apple

August 9, 2023, 8:54 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
With Love, The Apple Family

Gibby Thrift

August 11, 2023, 5:44 pm

I will miss talking with my friend Souren and seeing him and Arous infrequently. Souren was such an inspiration.
My condolences go out to the entire family. Rest in Peace my good friend.

Brian and Tammy Stone

August 12, 2023, 8:40 pm

We are sorry for your loss, sending our condolences.

Ryan J Gallagher

August 13, 2023, 4:39 am

To the Palanjian family:

I know I wasn’t in your lives for a long time, but I always enjoyed and was rooting for the best for all of you. He made me laugh and chuckle and it was a joy being able to be there for your entire family.

—Nurse Ryan

Ron Faulkner

March 20, 2024, 8:39 pm

My heart is heavy. I read of Souren’s passing today.
He is a wonderful man and a pleasure to collaborate with.

I built his Bon Apetit bakery in Mary Esther. I think this was his first business in the USA.

We are Diminished.

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