Garett Patrick Talve Hill
No parent should ever have to write their child's obituary, and yet that is our task.
Garett Patrick Talve Hill, JD, 29, passed away Sunday May 2 while watching the Angels game at home in Santa Monica. Garett had a dry sense of humor and a compelling demeanor; he took as well as he gave, but he was never mean. Cause of death was an aneurysm in his brain.
Born January 28, 1992 in Upland, CA, Garett is survived by his life-partner, Allysa Avilez, parents Lynda (Arava) Talve and Thomas Hill, La Quinta, brothers Alec (Emily Tone Hill), Brooklyn, NY and Daniel (Erika Campos), Desert Hot Springs, and grandfather Mark Talve of St. Louis.
He also leaves behind numerous aunts and uncles and the five nephews he adored: Dylan James and Aiden Louis Hill (Brooklyn), James Thomas Hill (DHS), and Lucca and Nicco Avilez-Echeverria (Claremont). He is predeceased by his beloved grandparents James and Dolores (Nana) Hill, (Claremont) and Marilyn (Mom-mom) Talve, (New York).
Garett attended Oak Tree Country Day School in Pomona and Condit elementary, El Roble junior high and Claremont high school. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara majoring in economics, he earned a law degree from the Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles, passing the California bar in 2018 on his first try.
As a child, Garett excelled at all sports and was on Claremont youth travel and club teams in basketball, baseball and soccer. He also played varsity football at Claremont high. His athletic career ended with a back injury suffered during a senior-year soccer game.
Garett was an Associate at the firm Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles Attorneys in Los Angeles, specializing in the areas of corporate and business law. With Jeffrey Gersh, a Partner of the firm, he co-authored an article in the National Law Review under the title, "Proposition 22 Exempts App-Based Drivers from AB 5."
In addition to work, Garett spent his time with Allysa and their puppy Pino, their families and his many friends. An avid golfer who made a hole-in-one on the third hole at Escena, he was a fervent fan of the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Angels. He also enjoyed working out on his Peloton bike, taking long walks with Allysa and Pino and lounging by the pool with an avocado margarita.
Garett long considered the desert one of his favorite get-a-ways and he and Allysa spent many weekends here as well as at their favorite SoCal resort, the Ojai Valley Inn.
An invitation-only memorial service is being held at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert Saturday, May 8. The service will be streamed and archived at www.templesinaipd.org
click on the TV icon. Forest Lawn Cathedral City is handling arrangements. Donations may be made in Garett's honor to the First Tee (www.firsttee.org/impact/
) and Good Sports (www.goodsports.org/about
Published by The Desert Sun from May 6 to May 8, 2021.