Obituary: Garett Patrick Talve Hill

Beloved son, lawyer, sports fan, Claremont High grad

Garett Patrick Talve Hill, JD, 29, died Sunday, May 2 while watching the Angels game at home in Santa Monica.

Garett had a dry sense of humor and a compelling demeanor; he took as well as he gave, but he was never mean. The cause of death was an aneurysm in his brain.

Born January 28, 1992 in Upland, he is survived by his life partner, Allysa Avilez; parents Lynda (Arava) Talve and Thomas Hill, of La Quinta, California; brothers Alec (Emily Tone Hill), of Brooklyn, New York, and Daniel (Erika Campos), of Desert Hot Springs, California; and grandfather Mark Talve, of St. Louis, Missouri.

He also leaves behind numerous aunts and uncles and five nephews whom he adored: Dylan James and Aiden Louis Hill, of Brooklyn, James Thomas Hill, of Desert Hot Springs, and Lucca and Nicco Avilez-Echeverria, of Claremont.

He was predeceased by his beloved grandparents James and Dolores (Nana) Hill, of Claremont, and Marilyn (mom-mom) Talve, of New York.

Garett attended Oak Tree Country Day School in Pomona, Condit Elementary, El Roble Intermediate School and Claremont High.

He was a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he majored in economics. He earned a law degree from the Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles, and passed the California bar exam on his first try, in 2018.

As a child, he excelled at all sports and was on Claremont youth travel and club teams in basketball, baseball and soccer. He also played varsity football at Claremont High. His athletic career ended with a back injury suffered during a senior year soccer game.

He was an associate at the firm Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles Attorneys in Los Angeles, specializing in the areas of corporate and business law. With Jeffrey Gersh, a partner of the firm, he co-authored an article in the National Law Review under the title, “Proposition 22 Exempts App-Based Drivers from AB 5.”

In addition to work, he spent his time with Allysa and their puppy, Pino, their families and his many friends. He was an avid golfer, and made a hole-in-one on the third hole at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs. He was also a fervent fan of the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Angels. He also enjoyed working out on his Peloton bike, taking long walks with Allysa and Pino and lounging by the pool with an avocado margarita.

An invitation only memorial service was held Saturday, May 8 at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. Forest Lawn Cathedral City handled the arrangements.

Donations may be made in Garett’s honor to First Tee, at; Good Sports, at; or Temple Sinai of Palm Desert at


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