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Chad J. Sinanian

April 2, 1967 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 55)

Obituary

Chad J. Sinanian

Funeral Arrangements

Chad J. Sinanian, 55, of Danbury, an advocate for protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, died on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Danbury Hospital.

Graveside funeral services and interment will take place on Friday, November 25, 2022, in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, 124 Gray's Bridge Rd., Brookfield at 1 PM with Cantor Penny Kessler officiating.

There will be no calling hours 

Contributions in Chad's memory may be made to Ability Beyond, 4 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT  06801  www.abilitybeyond.org, 

Obituary 

 

Chad J. Sinanian, 55, of Danbury, an advocate for protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, died on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Danbury Hospital.

 

Chad was born on April 2, 1967, in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, the son of John and Natalie (Kliman) Sinanian.  He attended New York schools, graduated from Long Beach High School, and attended Nassau Community College where he majored in Constitutional Law.  He then attended The Rehabilitation Institute.

 

A resident of Danbury since January 1994 coming from Long Island, NY, Chad was a tireless advocate for persons with disabilities.  He dedicated his life to making sure people with disabilities, no matter what they might be, are treated with respect and "as equal human beings in society.

 

An advocate for Ability Beyond, Chad served for several years on People First's national board, helping others learn to speak up for themselves. In 2022, Chad was unanimously elected to serve as Treasurer.

 

He has also worked with the League of Women Voters on drives to encourage people with disabilities to register to vote and was a kettle worker for the local Salvation Army.

In 2010, he was appointed by then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell to the State Board of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, which advises the Office of Protection and Advocacy for persons with Disabilities.

In 1991, Chad was recognized by and was the recipient of the Long Beach Advocacy Award from the Long Beach City Council and the Civic Award from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Chad was recognized and honored by WeCAHR for his work.

He was a proud member of the United Jewish Center of Danbury, the Order of DeMolay International, and the Danbury Music Centre.

Chad is survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

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Services

Graveside Funeral Service and Interment
Friday
November 25, 2022

1:00 PM
United Jewish Center Cemetery, Brookfield

Donations

Ability Beyond
4 Berkshire Boulevard, Bethel CT 06801
Web: http://www.abilitybeyond.org

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