Salem, MA — Aleyes “Al” Markarian, 85, loving husband of Geraldine (Lynch) Markarian of Salem, died at Essex Park Nursing Home in Beverly, early on Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, following a long illness. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late David and Eva (Arakelian) Markarian. He attended local schools, and then Mr. Markarian attended Peabody High School until he could join the U.S. Army, and was discharged during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he worked in local tanneries in Peabody, as well as a short order cook. He later worked at the U.S. Postal Service for many years, until his retirement. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of the A.O.H. Division 18 in Salem. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Markarian of Salem and her boyfriend, John Frassica of East Boston, and Laura Markarian of Salem; several nieces, Pamela Vartigan Tremblay and her husband, Gerry, of Tewksbury, Kathleen and Stephen Kelly of Burlington, Mass., and Susan and Steven Butler of Stoneham; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Joey, Andrew, Jonathan, Crystal, Shannon, and Justin. He was predeceased by twin brother, Solomon, and sister Alice Vartigan.