Services, party set for Miles Gillott |

Services, party set for Miles Gillott

A fundraiser will be held tonight to celebrate the life of Miles David Gillott, who died in Chicago on Sept. 28 at the age of 24. The party begins at 9 p.m. at Barkley’s West in Frisco.

Gillott was born June 2, 1979, to parents Roberta and Miles Gillott. He moved to Summit County in 1995 and worked at a variety of jobs, including at Affordable Music in Silverthorne and Breeze snowboard shop at Copper Mountain. He also hosted seasonal fashion shows and “pimp-and-ho” parties at Barkley’s West, Cecilia’s, The Underground and Dirk’s Vertical Drop.

He moved back to Chicago in 2000.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Bernice Tracy Tomcheck of Green Bay, Wisc. He is survived by his parents, brother John and grandmother Jeanne Gillott of Oak Lawn, Ill.

Family members said Gillott filled them all with joy and his memory will be everlasting.

Friends say he was “the kind of guy you met one minute and called him your best friend the next.”

Funeral services will be held today at the St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago and will be followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D. 57326.

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