Arlo started his concert tour on Jan. 16, 1980, and his final show was Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. Those with front row seats were his mother, Vikki Sylvester of Paso Robles; father, Bruce Gillen of Bakersfield, Calif.; best friend and brother, Wesley Gillen of Arroyo Grande; brother, Derek Sylvester of Paso Robles; stepfather, Greg Hanley of Paso Robles; stepmother, Darlene Gillen of Bakersfield; grandmother, Louise Sylvester of Dinuba, Calif; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to the service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch in Grover Beach. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Aug. 5, 2010.