David Soultanian

6/26/2017

David Soultanian was born the 6th of November 1942 in Haifa Palestine (now Israel) the son of Garabed and Armenouhi Soultanian.  He was the youngest of five children - Asdghig, Lucy, Alice and Sarkis,  Both Sarkis and Asdhig passed before him and he is survived by his two sisters Lucy and Alice as well as his wife Gail. 

In 1956, David emigrated to the United States with his parents, sister Asdghig and brother Sarkis settling in Richmond Hill, New York.  In his early years, as throughout his life, David focused on helping and supporting his family.  In grade school, he held several jobs including working in the local Rexall drug store delivering prescriptions on his bicycle and cleaning the shop.

At the age of 19 David become a US citizen and one year later, in 1962, he was inducted into the US Army.  He spent two years on active duty (assigned to an artillery battalion) and was honorably discharged from active service in 1964.

After his military service, David went to work for NCR in New York City.  The first job was as a back-office administrator supporting sales.  A brief time thereafter he was promoted to a sales position.  In 1968, he and his siblings, Asdghig and Sarkis, sponsored and supported the emigration of their sisters Lucy and Alice, as well as their families, to the United States.

In 1975, David married Gail in Holy Martyrs Church in Bayside, New York.  They were happily married for 42 years but had no children.  During their marriage, David continued to work for NCR rising into the senior management ranks and after being transferred to NCR’s headquarters, they lived for a period of time in Dayton, Ohio before returning to New York.

David spent his entire career at NCR, and its successor AT&T. He retired in 1999 and moved with Gail to North Palm Beach Florida.  During his retirement, he owned a boat and spent most of his time focused on improving his golf game and playing cards.

David Soultanian passed on the 19th of June 2017.

The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9-10 AM with a funeral service following at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

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