Gilligan, Kevin Timothy
Birth: Friday, April 14, 1978 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Southern Maryland
Death: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the age of 40
Laid to Rest: Friday, July 06, 2018 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland
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Kevin Timothy Gilligan, 40, passed away on June 27th, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born in Washington, DC on April 14th, 1978 to Stephen and Patricia Gilligan, Kevin is survived by both of his parents, his siblings Mary Gilligan, Travis Gilligan, Stephen Gilligan, and Molly Wilson, his children Kaela Gilligan and Michael Gilligan, his sister in-law Debi Gilligan (Travis), his brother in-law Zach Wilson (Molly), his three nieces Adrienne Gilligan, Brooklyn Wilson, and Moira Wilson, his nephew in-law Jason Smith (Adrienne), and dear friend Tracey Dolina.
Kevin grew up in Bryans Road, Maryland. He graduated top 5 in his class from Lackey High School in 1996, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Salisbury State University graduating Suma Cum Laude in December of 1999. Kevin was a beloved teacher and coach. Kevin began his teaching career in Berlin, Maryland at Stephen Decatur High School in January of 2000. He spent the next 12 years as the Defensive Coordinator of the football team and the Head Coach of the wrestling team. In his time at Stephen Decatur, he helped build both teams into top tier programs in the state.
During the summer of 2011, Kevin moved to Calvert County where he accepted a position as a Teacher and the Head Wrestling Coach at Huntingtown High School. Over the next 7 years, Kevin built the wrestling program into one of the winningest teams in the state and the most successful athletic program in the school. Kevin lived for his children. He often referred to them as the best parts of him and they were his greatest accomplishment.
A viewing will be held for family and friends on Thursday, July 5th from 5-8pm at Arehart-Echols in La Plata, MD. A funeral mass will follow on Friday, July 6th at 10am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Plata, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions to be made to an educational fund that will be setup to help pay for Kaela and Michael's college education.