Mugar, Stephen Pabken
- Paul H. Tedesco
Mugar, Stephen Pabken (05 March 1901–16 October 1982), businessman and philanthropist, was born in Harpoot, Armenia (Turkey), the son of Sarkis Mugar and Vosgitel (maiden name unknown). The Mugar family immigrated to the United States in 1906 and joined other family members in Boston. Mugar’s father, using $200 borrowed from relatives, purchased the Star Market in nearby Watertown Square. Stephen, his father, mother, and three sisters worked in the market. Stephen graduated from the Boston High School of Commerce in 1919 and took night courses at the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston (now Bentley College in Waltham, Mass.). When his father died in an automobile accident in 1923, Stephen took over the management of the market....