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Alain G. P. Silidjian

March 11, 1936 - July 10, 2022
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Rose Hills Memorial Park
101 Mill St.
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
845-528-3516 | Map

Private services were held on July 19, 2022 at Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Putnam Valley, NY.

Alain G.P. Silidjian passed away on July 10, 2022. Of Armenian descent, he was born in France on March 11, 1936.   In 1956, he immigrated to this country, not knowing the language, joined the US Army where he served for 2 years and was affectionately known as “Frenchie”. Alain loved his family, wife, children andContinue Reading

Elizabeth (Beth) Costello left a message on July 27, 2022:
What a lovely, genuine tribute! I remember Mahopac Jewelers--Mr. Silidjian pierced my ears when I was FINALLY allowed to have that done at age 13. A big deal. I have such fond memories of Dominique and Francoise, who babysat me and my siblings. And of Ben, who was a friend in my high-school days. I didn't see Mr. Silidjian all that often, but I can remember his great smile and joie de vivre that he gifted to his children. My heartfelt condolences to all the family as they celebrate a life well-lived.
Sonya Linder-Silidjian left a message on July 27, 2022:
The Dash I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on the tombstone From the beginning...to the end He noted that first came the date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years For that dash represents all the time That they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them Know what that little line is worth For it matters not, how much we own, The cars...the house...the cash. What matters is how we live and love And how we spend our dash. So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left That can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough To consider what's true and real And always try to understand The way other people feel. And be less quick to anger And show appreciation more And love the people in our lives Like we've never loved before. If we treat each other with respect And more often wear a smile, Remembering this special dash Might only last a little while So, when your eulogy is being read With your life's actions to rehash... Would you be proud of the things they say About how you spent YOUR dash? by Linda Ellis
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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