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October 29, 2012
I'm shocked and sadden to just read 10/30/12 that Armon died... over a year ago.Making no sense of this news Mr./Mrs. Gilliam and family my deepest of condolence.
Shaun Napper
March 13, 2012
Mr & Mrs Gilliam & Family I truly think about Armon often and will always cherish the great times we had he was an awesome friend throughout my school years who was always there when a friend was in need. Mr Gilliam I will never forget the long phone conversation we had a few years back when you told me how blessed we were to be such good friends. Yes we were blessed and Armon will be sadly missed.
February 14, 2012
Another good brotha gone.. R.I.P.
September 14, 2011
just a fan who saw mr.gilliam in person twice once at sixers training camp and then in the 1990's outside the pittsburgh zoo felt/feel's special to have had god allowing me to have the ultimate pleasure of seeing this man twice in a lifetime.please it just so happens that i saw is obit. in a small corner of the sports section of the reading,pa. newspaper.god bless his family.
July 28, 2011
TO THE GILLIAM FAMILY:

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, A GREAT MAN OF GOD. HE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITYE PLAYERS TO WATCH WHEN HE WAS HERE IN PHILLY.

STEVEN SAMUEL
UPPER DARBY, PA
July 17, 2011
a true 76er.
July 15, 2011
Armon Sadly missed. Our deepest Sympathy.
Steve & Carmen Mattin
July 15, 2011
I'm an avid basketball fan and when I heard that Armon Gilliam had died it just made me once again realize how valuble life is and how we should cherish each and every day. RIP in peace Mr. Gilliam...I can say you bought joy to the game and all the young men who you bought inspiration to will and should always remember you.....
July 14, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 14, 2011
May God keep you in his care during this difficult time.
July 14, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
July 13, 2011
Long before his successful journey to UNLV and the NBA I had the pleasure of knowing Armon and his family at Shiloh Baptist Church where he played the organ for our choir. Even with stardom Armon always stayed grounded with his Christian upbringing which we celebrate. May the Lord comfort and continue to bless the Gilliam family.
July 13, 2011
I am a big Rebel fan and I enjoyed Armen
for 3 years at unlv, to the Gilliam family he was one of the best rebels ever
and a greater person, he is with our
father smilling down on us RIP Armen
you will be missed but never forgotten
a Rebel forever..
July 13, 2011
TO THE GILLIAM FAMILY:
WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. GOD BLESS!
July 12, 2011
Gilliam Family our prayers are with you!
July 11, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Armon L .Gilliam. He will surely be missed.
July 11, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the family of Armon Gilliam. My sister and I would run into him at the Giant Eagle once in a while and he was always very pleasant. He looked familiar but we were more impressed with his wonderful personality and gentle mannerism. We were so sad to hear of his passing.
July 11, 2011
Armon was a very good person,friend, and Teammate at Independence a Pirate Forever-T. Gandy
July 11, 2011
Armon and I were teammates at UNLV for three years (84-87). We were roommates on the road our senior year at UNLV. He was a true friend. I lost a brother. My deepest sympathy to his family. God bless.
July 11, 2011
Gralan and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. I did not know Armon, but if he was anything like you, he had to be a fun and positive person to be around. We shared a lot of fun times at Clarion State and occasionally at Nat's. I haven't seen you in awhile, but I hope that in time your memories of your brother will sustain you and keep you and your family uplifted.
July 11, 2011
To the Gilliam family you have our deepest sympathy. I lived next door to you with my brother David and Gram Richardson on Cherry Street in Bethel. I pray God grant you favor and give you a peace that will pass all understanding at this time. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

Lynn, Richard, and Mara Kelly
McKeesport PA
July 11, 2011
To the Gilliam Family: My heart is so broken to hear of the loss of Armon. He and I began school together in kindergarten and he was such an incredible friend over all these years. I lived in Dallas, TX for a short time and went to a basketball game one night and was sitting behind his team. He turned around and exclaimed my name and was so excited to see someone from home as was I. His smile was infectious and he provided me with years of memories of our childhood. He was such a special person and I hope all of you will carry that with you in these trying days to come. I will carry him in my heart and prayers all my life. God bless his children - please know that your Daddy made a difference in this world. My prayers are with all his family and friends. His laughter will ring in my ears forever.
July 10, 2011
Alma and family .... Haven't seen you in a long time, but would never forget you, and" our man... Armon," we would always call to him, when he passed on the street as a teenager and young man. I am so sad to hear this news, but I am sure God has an important job for him in Heaven. Hope he is talking to my Little Bernie. I love you .... Bettie Cinello
July 10, 2011
I've known Armon for many many years. Although I lived in California we remained friends. He inspired me during my trials and I will always cherish our phone calls discussing the Word of God. There was never a time that we missed praying after our phone calls. He truly will be missed as a friend and my spiritual brother in Christ.
July 10, 2011
My Heartfelt Sympathy to All of Armen's Family & Friends. I was fortunate to get to know Armen back in the early 80's at 5-Star Basketball Camp in The Poconos & we met again for a few mins. in the late 80's at The Omni in Atlanta before a Hawks/Suns game. He was a Great Player & a Greater Person. I followed his career super closely & loved his style of play. I was so saddened to read of his passing last week, he will be in my prayers/thoughts forever. - David Greene (Palm Desert, CA)
July 10, 2011
Praying with all of you and hoping it will bring Pastor James T. and First Lady Mother Alma Gilliam Family and friends peace and comfort to know that God is with you all in Pittsburgh in your Sorrow. Love Eternal Bro. Reggie fromely of Baldwin Boro, Pa.
July 10, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 10, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 10, 2011
I had the pleasure of knowing Armen (Armon) when he played with the Charlotte Hornets. I was fortunate to have known him and he had such a beautiful spirit. I pray for his family that God gives them peace during this difficult time. Much love to you Armon!! ~Leslie M. Jones
July 10, 2011
That is so sad.. I enjoyed watching Armen play in the NBA. He was awesome.. No words can properly address the sadness for his family.
July 10, 2011
GOD PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THE GILLIAM FAMLY,GODSPEED.
July 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gilliam family. I became a fan of Armen Gilliams during his college years at UNLV and when he played in the NBA. However, it wasn't until recently I read articles about Armen Gilliam's character off the court and his Christian faith that I appreciated who he was even more. To the Gilliam family, please take comfort in knowing that Armen Gilliam is with the Lord.
July 09, 2011
To the entire Gilliam Family… Words can not begin to express the loss your family is suffering…. I just want to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of growing up with Armen in Bethel Park. I have many many fond memories of those days with Armen. He was a Fun loving kind man. Who will be deeply missed. Mrs. Gilliam I remember you as my wonderful bus driver….and our many talks about life.. :) May all your fond memories bring your family comfort at this sad times...
July 09, 2011
Dear Gilliam Family, Our hearts go out to all of you in this rough time of your lifes. May you find comfort in knowing he is in the most precious loving place in heaven with our Lord and one day you will be together again! Love and God bless, The Neider Family former next door neighbors.
July 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you. My boy the hammer.
July 09, 2011
MAY MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE COMFORT YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

EXTENDING DEEP SYMPATHY
July 09, 2011

Armon, you will always be remembered as part of our Las Vegas family. You will be missed; rest in peace.
July 09, 2011
Big "G" you will be missed. i will always remember you, Big Freddy!
July 08, 2011
To the Gilliam family,
On behalf of the New Jersey Nets organization, our deepest condolences. Armen was a man of class and dignity who treated everyone he met as an equal. May he rest in peace.
July 08, 2011
RIP Hammer
July 08, 2011
To Javan and the rest of the Gilliam Family,
I was saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
July 08, 2011
To The Gilliam Family: The Wells & Logan Families wish to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one and our friend Armen. We know that the only wise God, who is sovereign in all that He does, is faithful to you His children and loved ones to see you through this difficult time. Remember that "All Things Work Together For Good To Those Who Love the Lord; To Those Who are Called According To His Purpose." Look to Him who is able to keep us from falling and trust only Him for your healing.
July 08, 2011
May he rest in peace, he is with our lord and savior
July 08, 2011
My sincerest condolences to the Gilliam family. I remember Armen from when he would come over and play with the cluster of kids on California Ave. And with good humor, I remember bruising and spraining my foot when I landed on his foot while he was covering for me at the net during volleyball in 9th grade gym. He carried me off the court and was soooo apologetic. He was a big, sweet guy.
July 08, 2011
Dear Pastor Jerrel and Juvan,
Shirley and I send our deepest sympathy & condolences to you and your family.
July 08, 2011
I remember Armen from growing up on the same street. Armen had a very kind way about himself he was a very talented individual. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gilliam family.
July 08, 2011
May the comfort from God and your memories of Armen help you to cope at this most difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3,4
July 08, 2011
Well Armen, you've passed the ultimate test and now you have gone on to live with the Lord. May you find a good pick up game with the boys like Wilt and Pistol Pete. I know the game is still going on in Soul Heaven. May God have mercy on your Soul.
July 07, 2011
Armen Gilliam presented a basketball autographed by that year's team to me at the start of a game. He graciously came over to our courtside group and asked if he could do the awarding. As we shook hands, his didn't fit in mine; it seemed to encircle it twice. He was far to young to die.
July 07, 2011
I send my condolences to the Gilliam family. You are in my prayers.
July 07, 2011
my prayers our with the gilliam family during this time of sorrow. There strung faith in God will help them through. Pat (yogi)munizza
July 07, 2011
look until hill which which come your health,'for your health come for the ;LORD !!! my pray and thought are with the Gilliam family . (D,Smith&Family) Greensburg,La
July 07, 2011
Armon, my Godfather, my friend my father figure... You always had advice that challenged me and pushed me towards you God created me to be... I am glad that you chose to be in my life and that we have lots of memories.... Thanks Arm for always being there when I needed you the most!
I love you Arm "The GodFather" your "Godson"
July 07, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Gilliam family during these trying times. I got to know Armen when I worked at LA Fitness in Bridgeville as racquetball director. I found him to be a gentle giant who was always smiling and enjoying himself. He will be sorely missed. I am so glad that I did get to know him although it was only for a brief period.
July 07, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 07, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you, my friend.
July 07, 2011
Shocked and saddened at the terrible news. My heart felt condolences to his family. He was a great guy with a passion for sports. He will be missed greatly.
July 07, 2011
Heartfelt condolences go out to the Gilliam Family.. C. Langston
July 07, 2011
You were a beautiful person. You will always be remembered.
July 07, 2011
To the Gilliam Family, I did not know Armen but my heart goes out to the Family with all I saw on TV he must have been an extraordinary young man. God Bless
July 07, 2011
Legend in Life and lived the right way. God Bless you. Dear God, Please bring strength to the friend and family of Armen.
July 07, 2011
July 07, 2011
Rest in Peace Armen, you were a light among us and left the world a better place. May your family find comfort in the beautiful person you were and remarkable life you have led.
July 07, 2011
I remember Mr. Gilliam bringing his son to my storytime at the Bethel Park Library just a few years ago. What a sweet, caring man. To the Gilliam Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Ing (Miss Ing) Kalchthaler
Glenshaw, PA
July 07, 2011
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
July 07, 2011
i met "The Hammer" in early 1987 at the Mcdonalds on Lake Mead, IN LAS VEGAS I was working at real nice man he was with Freddie Banks I'll miss him love you bro Stormin Norman in Louisville,ky
July 07, 2011
Armen ! Good guy u will be missed !but your safe God has you in his Arms... To the family time will make u stronger n life ! God bless Armen's (Son)
July 07, 2011
To the Gilliam family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many of us remember Armen from childhood, the sweet young man with a huge heart and warm smile. I am proud to say that I knew him. May you take comfort in knowing that he is now safely in the loving hands of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you all.
July 07, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 07, 2011
"Hammer" Thanks for the memories. You have left way too soon but left an impact that will last forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
July 07, 2011
To the Gilliam Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss: A life too soon gone. May God strengthen and hold you in His ever-loving arms.
July 07, 2011
May it encourage you to know that "the God of all comfort", as well as others, care about your feelings at this time.
July 07, 2011
WILL BE MISSED SUPER NICE GUYS (REST IN PEACE)YOUR FAMILY WILL BE STRONG
July 07, 2011
Please accept my comdolences to your family. I hope that you memories will give you the needed comfort. Our heavenly Father gives you support.
July 07, 2011
To the Gilliam Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Armen will be missed by many. May your memories soon bring you comfort.
July 07, 2011
You were a great player and someone I enjoyed watching on the court, becuase of your professionalism and composure. I remember you wearing that GUMBY style hair cut during your time on the league. You will be missed and thanks for the memories. TB- Camden, NJ
July 07, 2011
RIP 'Hammer'. The memories of your powerful, yet smooth style on the court will live on.

Easy,

Sam (a fan from UNLV through the NBA)
July 07, 2011
My Sincere Condolence...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
July 06, 2011
Alma and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Smee Family
July 06, 2011
May heartfelt thoughts bring you comfort and loving memories bring you peace. And may the God of all comfort give you strength to endure the pain you are suffering today. With deepest sympathy.
July 06, 2011
To the Gilliam Family, May He hold and keep you all in his hands. Thanks for the memories. ~ A fan,March Madness person,Division 3 Nat'l Champion.From UNLV to NBA.THANK YOU!
July 06, 2011
To the Gilliam Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Armen
You all our in our thoughts and prayers at this time
July 06, 2011
TO THE FAMILY,MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT HELP YOU TO ENDURE DURING THIS TIME OF GRIEF.PLEASE FIND COMFORT AT LUKE 20:37,38.AW.HOUSTON,TX.
July 06, 2011
July 06, 2011
To the the family of Armen Gilliam - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
July 06, 2011
Thanks for the memories Armen.
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