Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Hovannes Kerkotchian grew up making lasting impressions on everyone he met. He was always the life of the party, and would love to introduce people to new things. Having a deep passion for food, he ran a cozy, humble, Middle-Eastern restaurant with his wife for about 20 years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then in Scottsdale, Arizona. We will all miss his jokes, laughter, and entertaining stories. He simply wanted to make people happy, and take life day by day. We thank God for Hovannes Kerkotchian's life and will always remember his impression on this earth as a son, husband, father, brother, and friend.