Set designer who worked for Columbia TriStar, Sony
Charles Gillan Jr., set designer who worked for Columbia TriStar and Sony Pictures especially on several high-profile TV shows, died March 5 of a rare bone disease at California Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 50.Gillan served as a set designer on such TV series as “Married … With Children,” “Who’s the Boss?” “Mad About You” and “The Nanny.” He also was a partner in a San Francisco-based architectural design business, TECTA Associates, which was responsible for restoring numerous Bay Area and Southern California Victorian landmarks, restaurants and residential projects. A native of San Francisco, he was educated at Diablo Valley College. He is survived by his partner of 30 years, actor Paul Winfield; his mother; five sisters; a brother; and multiple nieces and nephews.