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Owen Gilleran

April 10, 1939 — March 23, 2015

OWEN F. GILLERAN

1939 – 2015

OWEN CLASS OF 1958, DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETIES IN MARCH, 2015, AT HIS RESIDENCE IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

OWEN’S WIFE OF 52 YEARS, NADA, PREDECEASED HIM, HOWEVER, HER ASHES WILL BE INTURNED ALONG WITH OWEN’S AT FANTINEKILL.

OWEN EARNED A BA DEGREE IN ART FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY IN  LOS ANGELES AND GRADUATED FROM THE ART CENTER SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN LA.

FOR MOST OF OWEN’S CAREER HE SERVED AS ART DIRECTOR AND/OR GRAPHICS.SUPERVISOR FOR FIRMS SUCH AS: GM HUGHES ELECTRONICS, KRACO ENTERPRISES, CYCLE WORLD, AND BOWMAN INDUSTRIES.  EVEN THOUGH OWEN HAD A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN ART, HIS FAMILY ALWAYS THOUGHT HE MISSED HIS CALLING BY NOT BEING A STAND-UP COMEDIAN IN LAS VEGAS. 

NO FAMILY FUNCTION WLL BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIS COMEDIC SENSE OF THE WORLD AND WRY WIT.  NO ONE NEEDED TO WRITE HIS LINES.  HE WAS A NATURAL.  NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE HIS LOSS TO THOSE OF US WHO KNEW HIM WELL.

HE IS ALSO PREDECEASED BY HIS DAUGHTER, EILEEN, AND BROTHER, JAMES, (CLASS OF ’49).

SURVIVING RELATIVES ARE HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, PHOENIX GILLERAN, HIS BROTHERS:  JAMES EDWARD GILLERAN ’51; DR. JOHN GILLERAN ’53; THOMAS GILLERAN ’54; AND SISTER, MAGGIE GILLERAN ’55. OWEN IS SURVIVED BY MANY NEICES, NEPHEWS, GRANDNEICES AND NEPHEWS, TOO NUMEROUS TO GIVE HONOR TO.

MAY OWEN AND NADA REST IN PEACE. 

SERVICES TO BE AT FANTINEKILL, 2:00 P.M., OCTOBER 16TH, 2015

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