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Of Sewickley, died suddenly at home, on Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was the beloved son of Howard and Margaret Shields Gilfillan; and devoted brother of Erin Gilfillan. He is survived by his uncles, Will, John, and Charles Shields; his aunt, Janet Young; great-aunt, Betty (BG) Shields; and many dear friends and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew and Marion Gilfillan, W. Dickinson Shields, and Virginia Davidson Shields. Kyle was a gentle, kind-hearted man who loved to be with his family, his friends, and his Siamese cats. He was socially conscious and compassionate to all. Kyle was an honors graduate of Penn State's College of Communications. His life's passion was music, which included attending concerts and taping his favorite bands, extending from the Grateful Dead to Phish. He developed an expertise in the technical side of sound recording, which was burgeoning into a career. He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A Memorial Service is being planned for a future date. Announcement by COPELAND'S OF SEWICKLEY.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2014.
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April 21, 2019
Thinking of you and your family. May Kyles memory be a blessing to you always.
Sheila Sten
August 30, 2014
Kyle, We never stop thinking about you. I hope the music is good... Love, Dad
May 8, 2014
I just heard of your terrible sad loss and am grieving with you. Your stories of Kyle were always filled with the love you had for him. May he rest in peace.
Claire Keyes
May 1, 2014
I am so sorry for you lose. My sincerest condolences.
Christopher DiCicco
April 30, 2014
Duffy, I am sorry to hear this. Deepest sympathy and wishes to you.
Amanda and Marcus
April 29, 2014
My deepest condolences to both mr. and mrs gilfillan. Kyle was a wonderful and gifted man. He will always be in my heart.
Marilyn Vallinsky Rebecca's mom
April 29, 2014
Dear Margie and Duffy,
Please know we are thinking of you and send our condolences for your loss. I pray you can be comforted by your memories, his love of music and those who care about you.
With our deepest sympathy,
Susie and John Wean
April 29, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. How many conversations did we have about this wonderful young man? I remember them all. I think of you often and would like to come and see you. I 'll see if I have your email address. Again, my sincerest condolences. Warmly, Julie (Gelman)
April 29, 2014
Dear Duffy,

I send my profound condolences to you and your family. Your son's spirit lifted all those it touched. What more could one hope for in life.
Edward McCord
April 29, 2014
Dear Margie and Duffy,

I am so sorry to hear of this. It breaks my heart. I always thought if I ever had a son I would want him to be just like Kyle.

Kyle was my kind of person, incredibly kind, very much his own man, who knew what he wanted and what he didn't want. I admired his journey and his integrity.

I didn't know where Kyle would end up, but I knew it would always be on his own terms. I will always remember Kyle so fondly.
Gary Lawlor
April 28, 2014
Duffy and family, you will be in my prayers and I am very sorry for your loss,
Roswitha Firth, formerly Northwood/Airport Office
April 28, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Tracee Malik
April 28, 2014
Duffy and Family:
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your son. You have my deepest sympathy.
Kristan Garboski Gump.
April 28, 2014

Thinking of you and your family as you face this most difficult of losses.

Frances Earman
April 28, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for your family.
Betsy West
April 28, 2014
Duffy and Family-please accept my deepest sorrow on your great loss. I enjoyed working with Kyle at the law firm at the Allegheny Building. Kyle always was a pleasant young man. I am truly very saddened. My prayers are with you.
Mary Zaliszczuk
April 27, 2014
duffy and family, i am truly saddened to read this. thinking of you during this difficult time.
your friend,
sheila sten
April 27, 2014
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Kyle was such a free spirit and a wonderful person.
Melanie (Keller) Jones
April 27, 2014
Very sorry to learn of your son's passing.
Bill Petkanics
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