ALINA BIGJOHNY, 23, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on August 4, 1988, in Fort Wayne. Alina was a 2007 graduate of Wayne High School and was the salutatorian of her class. She was also the captain of the gymnastics team, editor-in-chief of the school paper and senior class president at Wayne High School. She graduated in May of 2011 with honors from Manchester College. She was planning on teaching seventh grade this fall at Wilson Middle School, Muncie.
Alina is survived by her father, Robert (Gohar Hakobyan) BigJohny of Sherwood, Arkansas; mother, Polly A. BigJohny of Fort Wayne; sister, Christy (Terry Collins) BigJohny of Fort Wayne; brother, Antonio Guerrero of Fort Wayne; grandfather, Stepan BigJohny of Armenia; great-grandmother, Margaret Baghoo-mian, of Glendale, California; nephew, TJ Collins of Fort Wayne; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were 11am Friday, August 19, 2011 at Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Visitation was from 2pm to 9pm, Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the funeral home. Burial n Highland Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to TJ Collins Education Fund c/o Christy BigJohny.
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