OKLAHOMA CITY – The founder of Crest foods has passed away.
Nick Harroz, Jr., who died March 12, 2014 at his Edmond home from complications of congestive heart failure, founded Crest Foods in the late 1940s.
Harroz moved with his family to Oklahoma City in 1929 when his father opened the family’s first grocery store, Fairview Grocery, at Southwest 29th and Agnew.
There are a total of 8 Crest Foods in the Oklahoma City metro.
He retired from the business in the late 1990s, yet his legacy of providing discount prices, clean stores and fast friendly services continues throughout the company.
A true family-owned business, Crest is now run by Harroz’s son Bruce Harroz, president and third-generation owner, who purchased the company from his parents in 1999.
His grandson Sam Homsey is a fourth-generation grocer and a store manager. His granddaughter Christian Harroz Duthie handles advertising and public relations for the company. His grandson Nick Harroz III serves as senior advisor and outside counsel to the company.
Services for Harroz will be held at 10:30 a.m. on March 15 at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 150th and North May. Burial will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.