Edward Kalaydjian

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Born on January 27, 1931

Departed on March 17, 2013

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Edward P. Kalaydjian passed peacefully at his home on March 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. A 1954 graduate of Bucknell University, he was proudly inducted into the Bucknell Wrestling Hall of Achievement, a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, and a varsity soccer player. He was the President of Kalaydjian Pontiac in Mt. Kisco. Recognized as a master dealer, he received the prestigious General Motors 5 Star Sales and Service Excellence Award and Pontiac Dealer Achievers Award. He is survived by his wife Alice of 54 years, and daughters Leslie and Lisa. He had a lifelong passion for sports, and was a faithful fan of his alma mater to the end. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains, where a funeral service will be held at 1:30pm. Interment will be in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, 1131 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605 or to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Guestbook Entries

  1. marie joy March 19, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy and many prayers go out to Linda and her family at the loss of her brother Eddie. A battle well fought by all. Peace be with all the family. Marie Joy

  2. Tassilo March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the family. I shared many fraternlty happenings with Ed. He was a very friendly, compassionate and top notch person. When we met at the HS reunion, he was the same Ed I knew in HS. Jovial and talkative. May he rest in peace.
    Tass Pauli

  3. Kerry March 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Lisa and family,

    I am so sorry to hear the news. I was thinking about you guys yesterday.

  4. Yervant Varjabedian March 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time.

    Yervant Varjabedian

  5. Paul Cort March 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    My sympathies to Alice,Lisa and Leslie. I know how much you all will miss your husband and father. I Learned a lot from Eddie from when I first started working as a manager for him in the mid 80’s. I still use some of those principals he taught back then. In many ways he was like a dad to me and I had a great deal of respect for him. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Stephen P. Comency March 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Lisa, Alice and Leslie, My most sincere condolences to you in your time of sorrow. May the peace of our Lord ease your pain and give you comfort.

  7. Theresa Muller March 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear the news about Ed’s passing. He always kept me informed about high school classmates and reunions. My sincere condolences to the

  8. Maureen Mckeown March 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    My condolences and prayers to you,Linda and your whole family
    XO Maureen(moe)

  9. robert buck freedman November 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    In life i had 3 mentors and Ed Kalaydjian was one of them. I loved him all my life and always respected him and the time he took to give me the tools in life necessary to make me a successful businessman i will never forget. He was passionate and compassionate and i appreciated EK more than most. I will always remember him in a bright light and we had the chance to speak a few months before his passing. Rest In PEace my good friend. I will always love and respect you. Thank you for paving the way.
    Robert BUCK Freedman

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