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Obituary for Dr. Sergei Matinyan

DURHAM – Dr. Sergei Matinyan, 86, of Durham passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dr. Matinyan was the son of the late Haik Matinyan and Maria Aivasova Matinyan. Dr. Matinyan was a retired physics professor at Duke University.

Dr. Matinyan is survived by his wife, Rusudana Matinyan; two daughters, Mariana Matinyan and husband Eric Ghysels and Natalie Soultanian and husband Daniel; and two grandchildren, Nick Matinyan and Helen Soultanian.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Graveside Service




2:00 PM
Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

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Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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