Culver Resident Hachigian Dies at 90
February 15, 2018
Gabriel Hachigian, 90, died February 3, 2018, at his home in Culver City. Born in Chicago on August 23, 1927, Gabriel attended Crane Technical high school where he graduated with distinction. He entered the U.S Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947. In 1948, across a crowded room, he met Jule Torosian of South Milwaukee and they were married a year later in February 1949.
Gabriel, a lifelong Bruin, graduated from UCLA in 1951 with a degree in Theater Arts and later earned a degree in Engineering from USC. For nearly 40 years Gabriel worked as an aerospace engineer for Douglas Aircraft and Rockwell. As a lifelong liberal, he enjoyed politics as well as running and bicycling.
Gabriel is survived by his wife Jule, his sons Dorian and Gregory, and his brother Alexander. He is predeceased by his parents Michael and Varvar.