Arlo Bruce Gillen
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

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Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Aug. 5, 2010.
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Miss you buddy
Chris Pratt
Friend
May 13, 2020
I will never forget all the interesting things Arlo always had to say. He was a great musician a true rock and most of all a great friend. We will all undoubtedly miss you Arlo. See you on the other side my friend.
Chris Pratt
February 2, 2011
I miss you so much son, life is still standing still for me. I am trying, but you left such a hole in my world and I don't know how to fill it. I love you Arlo. Mom
October 11, 2010
Vikki & Family, Just heard of your loss. We are so, so sorry. You and your loved ones will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom & Teresa Hanan
August 19, 2010
Arlo you will be missed you always added life and happiness to everyroom you entered
christy & David
August 15, 2010
There will never be another like you brother. I miss you. Rest in peace.
Scott Marshall
August 10, 2010
A son that shone so bright here on earth and brought so much joy to so many will surley shine twice a bright in Heaven . May the peace of God be with you and your family.
August 10, 2010
Rest in peace old friend...
Fox Family
August 9, 2010
ill miss u good friend...
jose brito
August 9, 2010
Vicky, I just heard the news today. I am so sad and my heart goes out to you and your sons. I am truly sorry for your loss. Mom, Janet, Russell and I will keep you in our prayers.
Susan McGuire
August 8, 2010
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Sherri and Frank Sullivan
August 7, 2010
REST IN PEACE ARLO.....FROM THE CANO FAMILY......
ANTHONY...NICHOLE CANO
August 6, 2010
Adios Arlo. Your laugh always made me laugh. You were such a funny and positive guy; a friend magnet. Have fun on the other side.
Roses Lockwood
August 6, 2010
Rest in peace Arlo. I will always remember you and the fun times we had as kids.

Bruce, Vicky, Wes and family, you all are in my prayers. May God bring you strength and give you peace.
Lindsey Cude
August 6, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss, Bruce, Vicky and family. I pray God will meet your every need through this unspeakable pain you are suffering. I will keep you in my prayers.
Cindy Wingate
August 6, 2010
Hey Arlo did you know theres a Rock N Roll Heaven and the band needed you. It's very comforting to know that you are in the number one band of all times. You get to play with the best 24/7! Couldn't get any better than this kiddo. Your mom is so very proud of you. She just smiled from ear to ear, beaming aglow when she spoke of you. But hey from time to time drop in on your mom okay. Oh and one more thing, I heard you made an excellent wine, and yeah you know what I'm talking about lol!! Peace out ......Love Kathey Olvera
Kathey Olvera
August 5, 2010
I am so sorry for Arlo's family. Scott and Kelly, my brothers, were two of his closest friends, and he spent many evenings having BBQs with my family. He will be missed.
Jasmine Marshall Armstrong
August 5, 2010
Words simply can't express the sorrow I feel at the loss of my nephew Arlo. I will always remember how he had a little chuckle at the end of everything he said and a smile. I enjoyed hearing him play his guitar and he had a talent that made his dad so proud! Arlo, we are all going to miss you. You left us way too soon and will never be forgotten. You will live forever in the hearts of our family!!

Love always,

Aunt Lisa
Lisa Gillen Richards
August 5, 2010
We have known Arlo since apx 8 yrs old, he grew up with our kids and was always a good kid/teen/man.
We respected Arlo and his wonderful smile :)

To Arlo's family:
May God give you Peace and understanding during this hard times.
Our prayers are with you and yours.
If there is ANY thing we can help with plz ask Tim we will help in any way we can.
We All who knew Arlo loved him and always will.
Rest In Peace our friend you will be grately missed and remembered.

Mr.& Mrs Jerry Silkwood
Loni Silkwood
August 5, 2010
Deepest condolences to all family and friends. Prayers and thoughts are sent your way.........
Stephanie Turner
August 5, 2010
Hey Nephew Arlo. You will truly be missed. You left this earth too soon! I always liked you because you were a nice kid. You were always great to be around and were well liked by many many people. You were an excellent guitar player, too. Thanks for giving Tawny and Ross lessons and watching them at our house from time to time when they were young. We all miss you, will always remember you and you will never be forgotten!!!! Enjoy Heaven!!
Love Uncle Joe
Joe Richards
August 5, 2010
"PERHAPS THEY ARE NOT STARS, BUT RATHER OPENINGS IN HEAVEN WHERE THE LOVE OF OUR LOST ONES POURS THROUGH AND SHINES DOWN UPON US TO LET US KNOW THEY ARE HAPPY."
Arlo will shine among the brightest stars and will be deeply missed by all whose hearts he touched with his smile. Rest in peace my friend
Amy Rogers
August 5, 2010
Arlo,
Our thougths and prayers are with you and your family. You departed from our lives much to early. We will all miss you deeply. Rest in peace.
Dave & Rose Duran
August 5, 2010
I seen every one of Arlos shows, and helped "perform" in many of them. From his metal shows to the live performances at ORIELLYS , and many many nights of playing music and singin for all his bros, he was our man band, we've even had some wrestling matches, we will always love our bro Arlo...aka Arleezzy 1.1 jigga watts.....You will always be remembered by all your bros WE LOVE YOU......Joey Gonzales aka "Joe-Nutts",Matt Hinkle aka "chingow"
JOEY GONZALES
August 5, 2010
Dearest Vikki & Family, "No bond is as great as that between a parent and child". I did not know Arlo personally, but I do know your pain and share your sorrow. May your fondest memories of Arlo bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Your Kinship Friend, Sandy Bernier
August 5, 2010
You will forever be in our hearts...rest in peace
Desarae Jack
August 5, 2010
Goodbye, buddy. I'll always remember your smile...
R. Macey
August 5, 2010
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