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Georges Sarkissian has passed away on 20 November 2002 in his 87th year. He joined CERN at its very beginning (1954) and he organised there the Purchasing Service for which he remained largely responsible. During all the years until 1979 the Organisation has benefited from the vast experience and rich past of Georges Sarkissian.
His active and happy retirement came to a sad end through a partial paralysis, endured for five years with great courage. Fortunately for his family and friends his intellectual faculties remained unharmed. His former colleagues will remember the good working atmosphere around him, his sense of humour, his human qualities, his kindness and his strong character.
We offer our sincere condolences to his wife and his family and will remember Georges for a long time.
A group of friends