We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Vraim Funeral Home, Inc.
On the evening of July 27, 2021, this world lost an accomplished, highly gifted artist who brought joy and beauty to everyone around her.
Lynne Dian Gulezian was born on November 11, 1949, in Philadelphia, PA to parents John and Florence. As evidenced by her creativity, vibrancy, and loving, caring spirit, those around her knew early on that Lynne was a very special person.
As a grammar and middle school student, Lynne’s development as a fine artist manifested itself in various media through specialized education at the Wissahickon School of Art. As a student at Frankford High School, her creative talents extended to masterful play performances and exhibitions of her artwork. Lynne attended Temple University, Tyler School of Art and graduated in June 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As an exchange student in her junior year, Lynne lived in Rome and was greatly influenced and enriched by this wonderful cultural and artistic experience.
Lynne’s career included teaching art at the Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, documentary film production for WHYY TV, and, most significantly, traveling throughout the world over a 30- year period. During her travels she kept extensive journals from which she derived inspiration for most of her painting. Lynne partnered with an ethnomusicologist and was directly involved with the audio and video recording of native music played in its traditional, unamplified manner, in various African countries. During this time, Lynne developed very special, intimate relationships in which she gave whole-heartedly of herself to improve the lives of others. It was during this period when Lynne’s emotional and cultural intelligence, along with her compassionate, warm, and caring nature made her a true humanitarian of the world around her.
Lynne shared her time and creative talents in various ways, such as guest-teaching at Springside School or hosting arts and crafts workshops at her home, cultivating the love of art in children.
Entering Lynne’s home was truly an enriching experience. Her collection of magnificent hand-made crafts represented her support of local artisans around the world. Her paintings captured her passionate spirit in colorful and vibrant expressions.
Her generosity to family, friends, and neighbors knew no bounds. There was never enough that she could do for others, always placing their needs ahead of her own. An extraordinary chef with eclectic tastes, Lynne prepared amazing meals that far exceeded the expectations of her guests. Her warmth and love were evidenced in the magnificent gifts she gave to friends and loved ones, wrapped with such flair and artistry.
Lynne truly touched the lives of those around her, taking sincere interest in others and bringing positive energy into every room she entered. Lynne Dian Gulezian left an indelible imprint in this world, leaving behind unforgettable memories to be cherished forever by those of us who were fortunate enough to know her.
She is survived by her loving brother, James, sister-in-law Elaine Gulezian, nephews Matthew (Jennai) and John (Anamaria) Gulezian, loving cousins, and extended family. Also survived by her partner Brian Boyle.
Her services will be private, but a celebration of her life will take place at a later date, as yet to be determined. Please check back for further details.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Lynne’s memory to Armenian Martyrs’ Congregational Church, 100 N. Edmonds Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083. www.amccpa.org.
Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church
100 North Edmonds Avenue, Havertown PA 19083