Shamiram Urshan (1938 – 2011)

1.jpgAssyrian Singer Shamiram Urshan, 73, of San Jose, California, is laid to rest.
Born in 1938 in Tehran, Iran, Shamiam was the youngest of four children of Daniel and Salatin Georgie.

Prior to recording her first self-titled album “Shamiram” in 1978, Shamiram was a theatre dance instructor. She enjoyed the release of a total of four albums, “Shamiram,” (1978), “Dreams,” (1982) “Ashikoota” (1984), and “Feelings” (1987), but most of all loved having a good time with her grandchildren in the latter years.

She is survived by her two sons, Daniel and Shah Pick (and their families), both servicemen in the United States Army, and one daughter, Samira, her husband Zaia, and her grandson, also Zaia, who presented a slideshow of his grandmother’s musical and photo archives, honoring the legend’s memory.

The funeral, held private, at Mar Yousip Assyrian Church of The East in San Jose, California, today, was officiated by His Grace Mar Awa, Bishop of California, among other clergymen, and attended by many relatives, friends and Assyrian singers, musicians, and lyricists, including, Vania Pazand, Walter Aziz, Sargon Younan, Robert Noghli, Haroot Eskenian, Pierre Noghli and Orahim Lazar.

Photo courtesy of Domara Orchestra.

~ Helen Talia, MBA, CPA