Harold George Nahigian

Date of Death

Harold George Nahigian, a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on October 13, 2022, at the age of 93. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Queenie Nahigian, their children Steven Nahigian (Carolyn), Susan Phillips (Albert), and Karen Sarian (Ronald), ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a niece, and a nephew.
Harold was born on November 25, 1928, in Los Angeles to George and Susie Nahigian. He was the oldest of two sons. Harold and Floyd grew up in Highland Park attending Latona Avenue Elementary School and Franklin High School.
Harold attended the University of Southern California and became a lifelong Trojan fan. At USC, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in general business and a Master of Business Administration degree. Harold also earned a General Secondary Teaching Credential, and he taught business subjects in high schools and community colleges in Los Angeles.
Harold and his family were active members of the Armenian Gethsemane Church, along with many of his cousins. While attending youth meetings, he met his wife, Queenie Harutunian. After a brief courtship, they were married on June 21, 1952.
Two months after marriage, Harold was called by the United States Navy to report to Naval Officers’ Training School in Newport, RI. Upon completing his training, Harold was stationed for four years in Yokosuka, Japan, following the Korean War, where Queenie ultimately joined him.
In 1957, Harold and Queenie returned to Los Angeles and started their family. While teaching at a local community college, Harold was introduced to the concepts of financial investing and saving for retirement. He earned his securities license in 1958 and transitioned to the financial services field. In 1983, Harold and a few veterans of the financial services industry started Financial Network Investment Corporation. He was a regional director of Financial Network and its successor company, Cetera Advisor Networks, for nearly 40 years. Harold’s passion was to serve both his financial advisors and his numerous clients, taking a personal interest in each of them. He found fulfillment in his career and was involved in the business until his death.
Harold was an active member of the United Armenian Congregational Church. He served as a moderator and as a member of the Board of Trustees for multiple terms. When the church was remodeled, Harold and Queenie donated a new organ and pipes for the sanctuary. Harold was involved with the Armenian Missionary Association of America. He was elected multiple times to the AMAA Board of Directors and shared his expertise on the finance committee.
Harold was proud of his family. He always showed interest in his grandchildren and didn’t hesitate to lovingly offer them advice. Harold’s enthusiasm for travel was motivated by his curiosity about seeing new places and meeting new people. Combining his love of family and travel, he and Queenie took all their children and grandchildren on family trips to Hawaii, China, and Thailand.
Harold lived a full life that was built on his steadfast faith in Christ, love of family, and service to those around him. He will be missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him.