Kenneth Gerard Gilfeather


Gil-2 copyKenneth Gerard Gilfeather “Gil,” born December 14, 1959 in Utica, NY passed away after a short illness on March 23, 2013 in Seattle, Washington where he was a resident for the last 15 years.


He is predeceased by his father, Frank Gilfeather, his mother, Marilyn Core Hervey, his step-father, David Hervey. He is survived by his two children Kaitlyn Michelle and Devon Patrick, brothers Thomas Gilfeather, Martin Gilfeather, and Patrick Gilfeather, sisters Lynn Hervey, Michele Summers, Beth Blowers, and Sarah Hervey,  brothers-in-law Ronald Summers and Bob Blowers, his sister-in-law Arianne Fowler, and ten nieces and nephews.


“Gil” was an avid outdoorsman, finding his peace in nature enjoying hiking, camping, and fishing frequently. He was known for his infectious laugh, sense of humor, and cheerful attitude.  He enjoyed working with his hands and was a cook, groundsman, carpenter, and painter. While living in Seattle, he spent much of his time volunteering at many community outreach agencies.


A private memorial service is planned in upstate New York.  In remembrance, donations in “Gil’s” honor can made to the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Avenue N., Seattle, WA. 98103 (206) 783-2244.

5 Responses to “Kenneth Gerard Gilfeather”

  • Tim & Colleen Moylan Family says:

    I just found out about Kenny today and it took my breath away. We had some great times camping in the Adirondacks together. No one could tell a story around the fire like Gil could. He would have us all rolling with laughter until we were crying. He will remain in our prayers along with his family. Love and prayers.

  • Annette Curri says:

    Michele, Tommy and the entire family, I am truly sorry for your loss!

  • johnny leogrande says:

    may,,,the woods be with you!

  • rick says:


    All of life is a dream walking, all of death is a going home

  • Rick Butler says:

    Too sad, too young. Kenny and I hung out in the early years, he was a great friend. great sense of humor and a good heart, my prayers go out to his family.

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