Jeffrey T. Galaviz

  • Died: October 4, 2014
  • Location: Redwood City, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeffrey T. Galaviz, gone too soon at the age of 34. Jeffrey, who lived in Redwood City, CA., was the beloved husband to Melinda Galaviz, his life partner of 15 years and wife of almost 10 years, and the loving, doting Daddy to Cruz D. (3 yrs) and Amaya Grace (20 months). He was a loving son to Jeff and Diana Galaviz of San Bruno, CA. Jeffrey was an admired brother(in-law) to Kevin and Colleen of Foster City, Megan of San Carlos, and Keith(Lisa) Fitzpatrick of San Mateo. He was also son-in-law to Keith and Maggie Fitzpatrick who also loved him dearly, as well as many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
In addition to his family, Jeff leaves behind the most loyal of friends, "his boys" as he called them. The bond they shared was unmatched and ever lasting. They will surely miss his smile and brotherhood.
Jeff was funny, kind, gentle, and giving. He loved easily those he knew and those he met, easily fell in love. Jeff was a man who did "everything right" and with a thoughtfulness that was unparalleled. He was adored by his children and deeply loved by his wife. He was respected and loved by all his brothers and sisters of the Oakland and Richmond Police Departments. To his United Stated Marine Corps. brothers, he remained loyal.
Jeff loved music, dancing, and sports of all kinds but specifically football and baseball. Although a critic at times, he was a purely faithful 49er fan and SF Giants fan. He loved to laugh and was a joker till the end. His favorite place on this earth was the beach, it was very much apart of him and still is to this day. Always emotionally strong, Jeff never failed to see the positive in any situation and helped others enlighten their own perspective.
Above all, the one thing Jeff cherished most of all were Melinda, Cruz, and Amaya and the short time he shared with all of them. It is important to Jeff that his children remember him as the loving person he was in life. The family has set up an email address for the kids and asked that people please send photos, videos, stories of Jeffrey to help Melinda carry on his memory for their kids. Please forward these to
If you would like to make any donations they can be made to the paypal account or checks can be sent to:
The Galaviz Family ,355 Shad Ct. Foster City, CA 94404.
A "Celebration of Life" for Jeff will be held Thursday October 9, 2014 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Marriott on 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, Ca 94402 (phone #1-650-653-6000).
A funeral service will be held Friday October 10, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Catherines of Siena on 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame, Ca.
A reception will follow at the Marriot, San Mateo (as listed above).