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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Brian Keith Killam

March 17, 1958June 6, 2014
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Age 56. Passed away suddenly on June 6, 2014 after his worsening COPD finally got the best of him and his heart gave out.

Brian was born on March 17, 1956 to Bob and Jean Killam. Brian was a 1976 graduate of Lee M. Thurston High School. He also attended Schoolcraft College and was a graduate of the engineering program at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.

Following school Brian began his career as a broadcast engineer at a small family-owned TV station. After several years he moved to UPN which eventually became an affiliate of CBS. In 2010 Brian was one of many who were laid off and it was about that time that his health began to deteriorate.

Although Brian was very good at his job, his job was not what defined him. Brian had many interests throughout his life. Among other things, he loved to camp, fish, play cards and build computers. But once all is said and done, Brian’s one true passion was firearms. He loved everything about them: hunting, marksmanship, matches, scoring, maintenance, the camaraderie with other gun enthusiasts, and of course the fact that they went “BOOM”! Over the years Brian belonged to many different gun clubs and formed many friendships with the other members of these groups. In recent years he was most active with the Wayne County Raccoon Hunters Club, especially the USPSA section members.

Brian will be greatly missed by his sisters Roberta, Linda, Donna and Barb, and brother-in-laws Jeff and Ed, and by his incredibly wonderful friends Rob and Karen Gaffney, in fact the entire Gaffney Family of which he was an honorary member, and his other good friend, Roy Neal.

Thank you for your prayers, kind wishes and good thoughts. We believe that Brian’s spirit has gone to a wonderful, happy place, and he is roaming free in the beautiful wilds of Alaska.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 14, 2014

Memories

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July 31, 2014

I worked with Brian at CBS 62, while not closely, he was always nice guy. May God's peace go to all those who love and miss him.

Charlie Forbes

Cynthia Parsons

June 14, 2014

On behalf of the Parsons family we are so sorry for your loss and send our love and prayers to all of you! I remember Brian's distinct laugh which was very contagious and all of the times we went camping together. Those are great memories to have!

We will be making a donation to the American Lung Association in memory of Brian so others may be spared COPD.

With Love, The Parsons

Kim Healey

June 13, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Brian. The Stefans are thinking about you all in this very difficult time.

Kim (Stefan) Healey

Former Workpal

June 13, 2014

Your picture album is wonderful! I wish I'd had a baby picture of him to tease him with at work. Brian's intimidating build was such a contrast to his personality; he was a nice and helpful guy, often had wry comments that were right on the money, and recognized verbal hooey when he heard it. And yes, the upn/cbs massacre blew the wind out of many of us. Sorry he's gone, he knew how to live life.

Cindy Anderson

June 13, 2014

Dear Roberta, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sending Hugs. Cindy

June 11, 2014

Dear Roberta, Linda, Donna and Barbara: I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Brian. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Roberta, if you need anything, just let me know. I am only a phone call away. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janice Brock

Gale (Stefan) Crowley

June 10, 2014

Hi Killam family. I am so sorry to hear about Brian. Many good memories of your family in Redford. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

June 10, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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