Brendan Thomas Gilchrist, age 23, died in a tragic accident on February 26, 2018. Adopted at birth on October 15, 1994, by his loving parents Robert "Bob" Gilchrist and Mary Gilchrist. He was always in a hurry, starting to run at age 10 months. He spent a happy childhood skiing at age 3 and playing every sport.
Brendan attended Skyline High School. He was on a first name basis with almost everyone there, including the principal. He was not a student, but did squeeze almost every ounce he could out of high school.
Brendan was at Dixie College in St. George for a year and then came home to SLC. He lived downtown and worked at many clothing stores. He was a born salesman. He loved clothes and was always in style. He loved to get his hair cut at Ray's. He recently found true happiness working in food service at Grand America, Homies & Lake Effect. He was always a hard worker.
Brendan had a huge heart. He was a friend to everyone he met. He had time to talk to anyone. He was also unfortunately always the life of the party and would spend his last dime buying another round.
Brendan had an addiction to alcohol. He wrestled with this demon for the last 5 years of his life. Eventually the demon won and he left this earth. He now can put those demons to rest.
Brendan will be missed by his parents, his biological parents Patrick & Dina in California, his brother John, his niece Izzy and her mother Siera, Uncle Tom and Aunt Marja Driver, Cousin Danielle and all his other relatives. He will be missed even more by all of his friends. Rest in peace Brendan; we love you.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the National Ability Center or Odyssey House.
A celebration for Brendan will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side on building. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center, 170 South University Street, Salt Lake City.