Kyle Jay Kolligian, 21, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 in Pacific Palisades. He was born on Aug. 22, 1993 at Saint John’s Hospital.
He attended Corpus Christi School and Parish and graduated from Loyola High School. He was honored to call himself an Eagle Scout from Troop 223. He proudly attended USC and graduated with a degree in economics in the spring of 2015. He was highly involved as a member of Phi Kappa Phi where he formed many outstanding and loyal friendships.
During college Kyle worked in the private wealth management field at Miracle Mile Advisors, as well as at Merrill Lynch. After graduating, Kyle cancelled his European summer vacation to eagerly accept a fantastic job opportunity in the acquisitions department at Rising Real Estate, a real estate development and investment firm.
Additionally, Kyle had finished two post-graduate USC pre-law courses. His professor shared that Kyle was among the brightest students he had ever had the privilege of teaching.
Kyle was a bright young man, but more importantly he is remembered most for his consistent honest, hardworking, loyal, loving and selfless nature.
Kyle is survived by his parents Lee and Maria, who will forever miss their son who brought joy and who possessed a unique sensibility and loving personality; his older brother Tyler, who will miss many things, including being in each other’s wedding, raising their children and working together; his little sister Kate, who will miss his undying devotion to her as her protective brother who always went out of his way to spend time with her.
Additionally, Kyle is survived by his grandmother Marguerite Savage, several aunts and uncles, and 26 first and second cousins who will miss him dearly.
Kyle’s funeral services were held at Corpus Christi Church on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The church was standing-room-only with over 900 supportive family and friends.
Kyle is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City next to a young tree that will grow alongside him over the years.
On Kyle’s 22nd birthday, Saturday, Aug. 22, many of his close friends and family gathered around the Kolligian pool to light candles with warm wishes that expressed their love and fondest memories of him.
His dear friend JC Narha ended the evening by singing and playing two dedication songs on the piano. It will remain an indelible and heartfelt tribute to Kyle for a lifetime.
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