John Armogan worked for 34 years in Scott Library

John Armogan, a long-serving employee in circulation services at York’s Scott Library, died suddenly but peacefully Saturday with his family by his side. He was 58.  

Mr. Armogan started as a stacker in August 1976, remembers his sister Sandra Armogan-Geness, administrative assistant in Communication Studies who has also worked at York for 35 years. He held a couple of positions before becoming night supervisor, a position that benefited his family, allowing him to care for his twin daughters.

Right: John Armogan

“John was a fantastic brother, father, husband, uncle, friend and colleague,” said his sister. 

“John was a beloved member of the York community and he will be missed terribly,” wrote Joanie Cameron Pritchett, president of the York University Staff Association, in a condolence message to the family on the Jerrett Funeral Home‘s website.  

Other colleagues wrote: “It was such a pleasure working with John at York U. He was always smiling, always polite, always checking in with his staff.” Though he was his supervisor, wrote another, “he was also a friend.” One who worked with him for nine years remembered him as “a wonderful manager and always dealt fairly with his staff.”

Mr. Armogan is survived by his wife Jan, and daughters Shanna and JaNae. 

Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair avenues east) tomorrow from 7 to 9pm, and Friday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. The funeral service will take place Saturday at 1pm in the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel and interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.