Charles Gillan Jr.

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.

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