Jorge Leonidas Siavichay, Waldorf Astoria

Jorge Leonidas Siavichay, a waiter at the Waldorf Astoria for over 40 years, passed away on April 17th, 2020.

Jorge was a pillar in his family, his workplace and his community. At work Jorge is remembered as one of the great professionals who made the Waldorf Astoria a legendary institution.

Fellow coworker Luis Gallegos remembers Jorge as an excellent father and a dedicated worker: “I worked alongside Jorge for 32 years at the Waldorf, I saw him put two of his kids through college and watched them become great professionals. Jorge was 100% dedicated to the business, a true professional.”

His wife Dora Siavichay remembers Jorge as a loving husband and father: “He was a great man, and a humanitarian. He was always willing to help people in need.”

His sister Olga De Leon remembers him as a pillar of support in their family: “He was a good man, he was like a brother and a father to me at the same time. He always made sure we had everything that we needed. May he rest in peace.”  

Jorge is survived by his wife, Dora; his children Luis, George, Johanna, Dorita and Edward; his sons and daughters in-law; his grandchildren Tigran, Rebecca, Dimas and Sofia; his siblings Olga, Isabel, Claudio and Fausto; his brothers and sisters in-law; his nieces, nephews and other family.