George Henri Beaubian Jr.’s celebration of life was held Friday at Angelus Funeral Home, where his life was memorialized by relatives, friends and in numerous proclamations from elected officials and organizations. He was 73.

Active in community, political and business affairs, he may have been best known for his community service. Beaubian at various points served as president of the political group New Frontier Democrats, on the steering committee of the 63rd Assembly District under Julian Dixon, chairman of the Brotherhood Crusade, and on the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners as an appointee by Mayor Tom Bradley. He also ran George Beaubian & Associates as a financial consultant. At the time of his passing, he worked with A&S Resources Inc., specializing in computer sales.

However, those closer to him might say he was better known as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather and a generous friend.

Born Nov. 10, 1937, George Jr., the only child of George and Essie Beaubian Sr., was a native of Hempstead, N.Y. His father was the first Black deputy district attorney in Nassau County and his mother worked as a domestic for the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson.

George Jr. and his mother moved to Los Angeles in 1948, when he was 11. He attended Willowbrook Junior High School, Compton High, Compton College, and Long Beach State, majoring in business administration. He joined St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, where he became an altar boy. In 1959, he met and married Lois Lowe, a union that produced two children.

Beaubian was preceded in death by his son, George III.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughter, Jacqueline Beaubian Majors (and son-in-law Derek Majors); his grandchildren, Britt, Leah and Alexis; and his great-grandchildren, Britt, Jordan and Winter.