KANDARIAN, Colonel Everett H. "Kandy" Colonel Everett H. "Kandy" Kandarian, 89, beloved husband of Thelma
(Dibble) Kandarian, passed away peacefully at his home in Hartford on Saturday (April 28, 2007). He was born in
Boston, MA on February 16, 1918 to Sarkis and Rose (Ophalian) Kandarian. He lived in Cambridge, MA from 1925
He was enlisted in the 110th Cavalry from 1935 to 1939, the 208th Coast Artillery (AA) from 1940 to 1942,
Connecticut State Police Motorcycle Section from 1942 to 1946, Camp Perry, Ohio National Rifle Matches in 1939,
1986 through 1994 and in 1939 was the 110th Cavalry Regimental Rifle Champion
He served in the 43rd Military Police Company (CNG) from 1946 to 1948, the 1st Co. Governor's Horse
Guards-Conn. Militia from 1949 to 1996, as Major Commandant from 1955 to 1984, Chief of Staff as Colonel from
1985 to 2005 and Governor's (Conn.) Military Staff from 1955 to 1991.
He was qualified as expert in rifle, pistol, sub-machine gun and machine gun. Colonel Everett Kandarian was a life
member of the National Rifle Association, American Horse Shows Association for which he served as a horse show
judge and steward. He was a life member of the U.S. Cavalry Association (CT State Repr.) and graduated as a
diesel engineer in 1939. He was employed by United Technologies for 39 years and retired as the Chief Inspector
on jet and rocket engines.
He also worked for the State of CT for 12 years as senior design engineer. He played polo for the 110th Cavalry
and 12 years for the Farmington Valley Polo Team.
Everett was a past Master of Wyllys St. John Lodge #4 A.F. & A.M. and active in the ancient accepted Scottish
Rite, Royal Arch Order, Sphinx Shrine Temple-Desert (horse) Mounted Sheiks, Legion of Honor and Royal Order
of Jesters. In 1966, he was the National Commander of the Centennial Legion of Historic Military Commands and
He was awarded 50 years Long Military Service Medal from the State of CT of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. He
was also a member of the Americal Division Veterans Association, life member of the National Guard Association
of CT and life member of the 100 Club of CT. In 1976, he was responsible for the re-enactment of the postrider of
the 1776, bringing a copy of the Declaration of Independence, from Philadelphia to Hartford on his famous horse,
"Tastee Graham". In 1996, Everett received a "Masters Certificate" from the American Horse Show Association of
America for promoting the first American breed of horse, the Morgan horse. In 2005, he was awarded the Horse
Cavalry Medallion from the U.S. Horse Cavalry Association, in Fort Riley, KS.
He has been married to Thelma Dibble for 65 years and leaves behind their three children, Don Kandarian and his
wife, Judy of Clovis, CA, Joan and her husband, James Symon of South Berwick, ME, Fay Kandarian and her
husband, William Lipp of New Haven. He is also survived by a brother, Albert and his wife, Lillian Kandarian of
West Hartford; five grandchildren, Joy Fall, Judd Symon, Thomas Lipp, Amber Rose Kandarian, Brandon Sarkis
Kandarian; and four great grandchildren.
Everett leaves many friends; nieces; and nephews who will miss him greatly. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice
Kandarian of Cambridge, MA. He is also predeceased by his favorite horse, "Tastee Graham".
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky
Hill followed by burial at the Rose Hill Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m.
at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. - See more at: