Born in Moscow, ID, raised in Spokane Valley.
Graduated from University High, Eastern Washington State and Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey.
Retired Navy Captain and Vietnam Veteran.
Survived by his soulmate Gloria Kilian and their children; Jeffrey (Michaele) Kilian, Christine (Kurt) Thompson, Angie (Denis) Record and Andy (Kelly) Kilian; grandchildren, Katie, Georgia, Claire, Ella, Mary, Zachary, Gracie, Connor, Owen and Molly; stepmom, Joan Kilian; brothers Fred Kilian and Alan K. Smith.
Predeceased by parents Frank Kilian and Mildred Hull.