Harry N. Hintlian
September 15, 1938 – February 15, 2021
BUSINESSMAN AND ENVIRONMENTALIST
Harry N. Hintlian of Gloucester and Cambridge died on February 15, 2021. He was president and owner of Superior Nut Company, Cambridge, MA. The son of the founder and second generation in the family business, he joined the company in 1963 after university and his service in the US Marine Corps. Mr. Hintlian was responsible for many innovations and modernizations, as he grew his business nationally and internationally. He was forward-thinking, kind and compassionate, devoting much of his time in the latter part of his life to making the world a better place. His role as a pioneer in environmental sustainability led him to partner with Dr. Herster Barres of Reforest The Tropics (RTT), where he served as Chairman of the Board until the time of his death. One of his proudest accomplishments was making Superior Nut the first company in America to be 100% carbon balanced through tropical forestry. In recognition of his environmental protection accomplishments benefitting communities and ecosystems, Mr. Hintlian received a prestigious Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. He was a tireless force, recruiting companies and organizations to join him in becoming carbon balanced. Mr. Hintlian also recognized the importance of educating younger generations in caring for the planet through RTT’s educational programs as well as his support for elementary school science programs. His philanthropic work extended to numerous charities and non-profits. Harry was predeceased by his parents Nubar and Araxie Farishian Hintlian. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Driscoll Hintlian; son Justin and wife Paige of Marblehead, MA; daughter Lauren and husband Joseph Torcivia, of Red Bank NJ; granddaughters Brooke and Holly Hintlian; brother Arnold Hintlian; and sisters Lorraine Damerjian and Arleen Martin. A private funeral will be held for Mr. Hintlian. Donations in his memory may be made to Reforest The Tropics, 28G Cottrell Street, Mystic CT 06355. www.reforestthetropics.org.
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Harry N. Hintlian
Robert Hiltz Jr
February 23, 2021
How I will miss you, my friend. I’m not sure how to adequately describe what you meant to me and the impact you had on my life. You and my father were the two most influential people in my life. Your knowledge and kindness have touched many, especially my family, as well as those who were blessed to have known you personally. I will miss our conversations, both on the phone and in person. I will miss our walks through the forest, those walks which gave me insight into one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. I am honored to call you a friend and I am humbled by your gentle approach to all the lives you touched. Rest In Peace Harry. Until we meet again.
Paul and Christine Sylva
February 23, 2021
WE WILL REMEMBER HARRY FOR HIS LOVE OF MUSIC, HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR CONCERTS AT SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER AND HIS WARMTH TOWARDS ALL WHO MET HIM. HE WILL ALSO BE FONDLY REMEMBERED AS A SAILOR WHO ENJOYED GOING OUT FROM SANDY BAY YACHT CLUB WHENEVER HE HAD A CHANCE.
February 22, 2021
Harry was an amazing, inspirational person and it was my pleasure to meet him over the past few years. The world would be a better place if more people were like Harry. He will be missed terribly
February 21, 2021
Dear Mary and family... Can not tell you how saddened I am to have learned of the passing of my old very best friend Harry., from our single days. I have such funny-fond memories. We had many frequent summer trips to Asbury Park, NJ to the wild Armenian dance weekends. Harry was a kind individual and had a warm and special laugh. Have not seen him much recently but I will always remember. Sincerest condolences to you all from the Gechijian family. Great loss.. Sincerely... Ara & Pamela Gechijian family.
Claire and David Helfman
February 19, 2021
Harry, you left us too soon. The world has lost a giant. You loved, laughed, and lived life to the fullest. You were repairing the climate tragedy, planned future projects in Costa Rica, served many volunteer boards and appreciated quiet times in your forest. Family came first, and you lite up when talking about any of them, especially your Mary. Fleece and down vests were a constant, and suspenders! You were a wonderful one of a kind, kind man. Thank you for all you were. We love and honor you.
February 18, 2021
My loyal client for 30+ years, Harry was a fine man who worked to make a difference in the world. Leaving his office late one night, he stopped at mine (around midnight) confident that I would be working too. That is a great and comfortable relationship!
He is much missed.
February 17, 2021
Rest in peace.
You were so many things to so many people (son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend.) But one of my favorites will always be “Uncle Recycle.”
Thoughts and prays are with your loved ones. Loss is unmeasurable, but so are the memories left behind.
I’m sure heaven will just love you.
May your memory be a blessing.