Birth Name: Kevin Andrew Pillar
Place of Birth: West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 4, 1989
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Kevin Pillar is an American professional baseball player. He is a centerfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB), and has also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Colorado Rockies.
The son of a Christian father and Jewish mother, Kevin was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Kevin is married to Amanda Gulyas, with whom he has a daughter.
Kevin’s paternal grandfather likely was Michael Anthony Kominak Pillar (the son of George Pillar and Mary Kovalsky). Michael was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents.
Kevin’s paternal grandmother likely was Helen J. Wade (the daughter of Joseph/Joe John Wade and Lula/Lulu Shushok). Helen was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of Slovak parents, John Wade and Anna Marie Janosick/Janosik. Lula was also the daughter of Slovak parents, Michael/Mike Shushok and Anna/Annie Vessoka.
Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Edward Lawrence “Eddie” Lambert (the son of Bert J. Lambert and Lillian Baronowicz). Lillian was the daughter of a Polish Jewish father, Harris Barowitz, and of a Russian Jewish mother, Sadie Deutsch.
Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Leila Sue Scheinwald (the daughter of Harry Scheinwald and Mildred Sommer). Mildred was the daughter of Morris Sommer and Ann Rosenbluth.
Kevin’s paternal grandfather, Michael Anthony Kominak Pillar, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph/Joe John Wade and Lula/Lulu Shushok – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kevin Pillar (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com