Friday, February 14, 2020



Chic Silber said...

It has been confirmed that

Brian Cristiani French who

is shown here with his som

Micah Kai some years ago

has died last Sunday after

a lengthy battle with cancer

He was the only son of Carin

Cristiani & Larry French who

died at an early age of ALS

I can't imagine Carin's grief

May he rest in peace

Chic Silber said...

Brian had worked on & off

with the Ringling elephants

on both Red & Blue as well

as at the Polk Pachy Park

He was 45 years young

Chic Silber said...

Brian's grandparents on his mother's

(Carin's) side were Marion & Oscar

Roger Smith said...

Carin is the younger sister of Vicki Belle Cristiani Rossi, who wrote her 2007 autobiography SPANGLES, ELEPHANTS, VIOLETS & ME. Ms. Rossi writes adoringly of her sister.

My condolences to this extensive family.

Chic Silber said...

She is also the half sister

of Bonnie Cristiani Armor

(Widow of Reggie Armor)

Roger Smith said...

I knew Larry French, and knew he died young, but had not known it was ALS. I was told ALS also took Mike Aria far too soon.