Friday, September 30, 2022
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
Saturday, October 1, 2022
11:00 AM EDT
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Life Story / Obituary
All who knew Roberto Muradian would agree that he had a zest for life that was contagious to all who were near. He worked hard in everything he did, but he also took the time to live life to the fullest each day. When Roberto loved he did so with his whole heart, and he was someone who would do whatever he could for those around him. Although his life ended much too soon, he leaves behind a priceless collection of memories that his loved ones will forever hold near and dear to his heart.
It only seems fitting that Roberto’s journey began during a time that was as vibrant as he was. It was the 1980s when the VCR and car phones were among the latest technological advancements and shows like the Cosby Show gave us a different spin on the typical American family. More and more homes were gaining a home computer, and with the birth of the camcorder our memories were forever preserved. It was also during this exciting time Roberto was welcomed into the world by his mother, Lynda, on September 21, 1989, in Orlando, Florida.
New and exciting changes were in store for Roberto when his mother met Ace Muradian when Roberto was just two. When Ace proposed to his mother at her family cottage on a paddleboat, Roberto couldn’t have been happier. Ace loved Roberto as his own - so much so that his mother always said that Ace love him more than her! Ten years later, Roberto was thrilled to become a big brother to the son his mother and Ace had together, Anthony.
Roberto’s childhood was a happy one, and life was never boring when he was around. He was the type of kid who would always be outside playing hockey, basketball, or soccer, as there were at least seven boys his age on the block. Roberto was often the one to start the games, and most times he stayed away from home until it was time for dinner. He loved his birthdays, usually with lots of other boys over for cake, games, and sleepovers. The cake fights were legendary. Roberto loved soccer and would even have slept with the soccer ball if he could. As a student at Stevenson High School Livonia, he made the high school soccer team and was part of the team that advanced to the Division One state boys’ championship in 2006. They only lost one game, making them the runner up. A huge team picture is still prominently displayed, and this was one of Roberto’s proudest childhood memories. His success didn’t go unnoticed as he received numerous scholarships including to Schoolcraft College and then Dallas Christian College where he played for one-and-a-half years before transferring to Concordia University Ann Arbor. There, Roberto earned his associate degree.
One of the things Roberto loved most was having fun with his friends and loved ones. He looked forward to going to his great-grandma’s cottage in Lapeer, Michigan, where he loved to go swimming, tubing, and play with his cousins. Nearly every year they went to Florida to visit family and often went to Disney World, too. There was plenty of fun dancing to music, and he also learned to play pool from his grandpa. Holidays were always memorable events filled with plenty of Polish and Mexican foods as his grandma was Polish and his grandpa was Mexican. If he was pressed, Roberto would say that Mexican food was his favorite, and he was especially close to his late grandpa.
In whatever he did, Roberto gave it his all. He was a highly motivated person whether he was doing lawn work, working at his parents’ deli from the time he was a young boy, or playing sports. He later spent some time working at hotels and restaurants. Roberto was also adventurous and even fearless as it takes a special person to drive to another state and create a new beginning. He built an amazing new life in Las Vegas, having started off with just a few dollars and a car. Although he struggled, in time Roberto had a beautiful condo and landed a job at Tao Beach Resort having been picked out of 20,000 applicants. He continued to turn his dream into a reality, having also worked as a bartender at Raider’s Arena and in South Beach, Miami, for a time. Roberto enjoyed working out and riding his bike for several miles at a time. His unwavering courage about anything he set his mind to inspired others to not be afraid to take chances either. Brave and strong, Roberto never backed down from a challenge and made it a point to build relationships with others. He even kept in touch with some of his childhood friends over the years. Roberto also treasured the companionship of his dog, Chance.
Handsome, witty, and determined, Roberto Muradian touched the lives of so many others in such a special way. He had a million-dollar smile and a certain way of putting those around him at ease, and he was also outgoing and generous as well. Roberto accomplished so many things of which to be proud, but nothing was better than just being surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Life will never be the same without Roberto here, but he will be forever remembered by those who knew him best.
Roberto Muradian of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of Livonia, died tragically in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberto was at the top of his game and excelling in everything he did when his life was suddenly cut short. Loving brother of Anthony Muradian. Maternal grandson of Patricia & Bob Frush; and the late Jerry Ponce. Paternal grandson of the late Alice and the late Habib Sabbagh. Roberto is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation Friday, September 30, 2022 from 3-8 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, Michigan 48154. Instate Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10:30am until time of Mass 11:00am at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, Michigan 48154. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Michigan.