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“I will never forget Ann, there are countless memories from the 56 years I have known her and Kenny.The countless good times and laughs we shared,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Philip E. Schumacher III Schumacher III - MA

“Dear Ken, Jane and Bill, I am so sad to hear about Ann. She was beautiful inside and out and I always loved spending time with her at the Rutledge...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Bonnie Cooper-Ruffenach - Family

“Ann was an extraordinary and beautiful soul. She always emanated warmth, humility, and grace. She will be sorely missed. My blessing to her...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Vidya Albrink - New York, NY

“Ann's powerfully calming presence, quiet leadership, and her ever present sparkle became a model for me, and I remember pondering, in a conundrum,...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth S - New York, NY

“Ann. A first cousin. A beautiful friend ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Shirley CooperLosak - NJ - Family

“Ann was a very special friend and confidant. We worked together for 10 years and knowing she was at the office always made me look forward to coming...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Julia DiMeo - Midway, UT - Friend

“On the spiritual path, it is common for seekers to try to attain the virtues of masters and gurus. However, some people just naturally possess those...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Belkin - New York, NY

“A Heart of Pure Gold Thank you my dearest Ann for your golden heart.So caring and thoughtful, overflowing with generosity and kindness, a zest for...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Radhika Sridharan - Hurleyville, NY

“Ann truely reflected light and love with a warm embracing hug. I think she uplifted everyone she met and made them feel they mattered. Ann was a...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Glover - New York, NY

“To Ann's beloved sister and brother, Jane and Bill, She spoke of you with pride and joy -- and her heart was always filled with love...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joann Stanton - Bergenfield, NJ

“Ann was and will always be a beautiful soul who lit up any room she walked into. I feel so blessed to have known her, and I will miss her lovely...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Johnson - Boca Raton, FL

“Ann was a light in my life. I had the pleasure of meeting Ann and Ken some 33 years ago at the Landmark Forum and we have been friends ever since....Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jennie Kramer - Scarsdale, NY

“My fondest memory, besides working with Ann at Dr. David Andrews office, was a vacation we spent at my brother Tom's cabin in Grand Lake Stream,...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Anne GODFREY - Salinas, CA

“Ken:I am deeply sorry to hear if the passing on of Ann. I prayed that she would get through the difficulty that she was experiencing but obviously it...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Andy Loiacono - Newton, NJ

“Ann Rutledge Sillery Thorsten... You are forever in the memories of your classmates in the Dumont High School Class of '59 .... ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: - Dumont, NJ

“Dearest Ann Thank you for your wisdom and love You will be greatly missed ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Zolcinski - Williamsburg, VA

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Ann. May she Rest In Peace.. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Lois Bleckman-Folk - Palm Harbor, FL

“Who did Ann's hair in this picture? I want an appointment now. All I can really think of now is Ann's equipoise and grace. Ola, we would often greet...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Ann Suveges - Fort Wayne, IN

“I loved Ann. She was such an understanding and unjudgmental person who wanted everyone to be happy and to have what they needed (a loving mate in...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Heller - New York, NY

“I met Ann and her sister Jane through my friend Gail Anderson. Since I do not live in New York and haven't for many decades, it's been a long time...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Allyson McGill - Vienna, VA

“My deepest sympathy ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Becker - Lodi, NJ

“Blessings Ann you will be missed ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: James Donohue - Brooklyn - Friend

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Ann Rutledge Sillery was born on April 20, 1941, in Newark, NJ to Al and Winnie Sillery. The eldest of three children, she grew up in Teaneck and Dumont, NJ with her parents, her sister Jane, and her brother Bill.

Ann attended Dumont High school, where she met her future husband Kenroy Thorsten. She then attended Eastern School and Marymount Manhattan College.

She and Kenroy were together for 54 years, traveling the world and sharing many many exciting adventures. They hitchhiked throughout Europe for four months and later lived in India, Thailand, and the Philippines for several years. They also traveled extensively throughout the United States. When not traveling, they lived in Manhattan. Professionally, Ann managed medical offices for many years.

Ann was a dedicated student of Siddha Yoga. While living in the Ashram in India, Ann was the head gardener, supervising a staff of 60. Later, she led the kitchen staff for Ashram's facility here in New York.

Ann was truly loved by all who were blessed to know her. Her joyful spirit, kind and compassionate heart, loving nature, and her sharp wit, and infectious laugh will be missed by all.