Richard Ar­men Nishkian

San Francisco Chronicle - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Jul 28, 1932- Nov 2, 2018

Richard Ar­men Nishkian qui­etly left this world on No­vem­ber 2, 2018 at sun­rise. He was 86. An ex­tra­or­di­nary man , who led a full and abun­dant life, by work­ing hard and im­ple­ment­ing in­tegrity into his daily rou­tine.

Born in San Fran­cisco, he was raised in the Av­enues. He at­tended Lin­coln High School and fur­thered his ma­tric­u­la­tion at Univer­sity of San Fran­cisco and grad­u­ated in 1954. In his younger years, he rel­ished in his daily swim in the Pa­cific Ocean, near the Cliff House. His nick­name was “Nish the Fish”, and he en­joyed his daily dip, by con­tin­u­ing to swim well into his mid 80’s.

Though many ac­co­lades and ac­com­plish­ments in busi­ness, with Cal En­ergy as a Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and CFO, as well as Deloitte &Touche, his great­est pas­sion was his fam­ily. At the end of a long 14 hour day, his fam­ily is what he trea­sured most, what he cher­ished. Pro­vid­ing for them brought him joy, and see­ing them se­cure, brought him a great sense of sat­is­fac­tion.

Sadly, he lost his first wife Noreen (Macin­tyre) Nishkian quite young, leav­ing him with three Boys to raise ages 7,4 and 2. He then met and fell in love with one of the Sons Kinder­garten teach­ers, Sun­nySue (Faust) Nishkian and they were mar­ried for 38 years and lived in Orinda, CA. He is also pre­de­ceased by his two sons Robert Nishkian, and Gre­gory Nishkian. He is sur­vived by his last Son, Phillip Nishkian and his wife Pa­tri­cia (Lamb­ing) Nishkian as well as three grand­chil­dren.

He was a man of high in­tel­lect and ad­mired hard work­ing peo­ple. While later liv­ing in Ross­moor, he wrote nu­mer­ous let­ters to the ed­i­tor of the Con­tra Costa Times that were pub­lished. He loved golf­ing, ski­ing and was a dog lover.

A cel­e­bra­tion of his plen­ti­ful life will be held at a later time. Should you be so in­clined, do­na­tions may be made to the:

Sierra Pa­cific Great Pyre­nees Club

8700 Golden Spur Drive Gran­ite Bay, CA 95746

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