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Harry Hugasian


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Harry Hugasian Obituary
Harry Hugasian, the first Armenian to ever score a touchdown in a Rose Bowl game, passed away on September 3, 2016. He just celebrated his 87th birthday on August 29th with his family.

Harry was born on August 29, 1929 in Hollywood, CA. The family moved to South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only to return to Pasadena, CA for his senior year where he excelled at four sports in high school.

Harry would head off to college and play football, baseball and basketball at Stanford University. He excelled in football and helped lead his team to the Rose Bowl in 1952.

His love for football and his passion for the game led him to play for the Baltimore Colts and the Chicago Bears under the legendary Coach Pappa Hallas.

Harry would meet the love of his life, Nancy Waterman who he would marry and raise a family with in South Pasadena.

Harry is preceeded in death by his wife Nancy, his parents Vahan and Barbara Hugasian and his sister Marian. He is survived by his children Jon and his wife Lori, Stephen, Tammy and her husband Will, Paul and his wife Adriana, his grandkids Jaimie, Elise, Scott, Ajalynn, Brittany, Austin, Ashley and Dillon, along with many nieces and nephews.

Harry lived life to its fullest and will be missed. Hurray for Harry, Hurray at last, Hurray for Harry because he has gone to be with Nancy at last!
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Sept. 20, 2016
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