Condolence & Memory Journal

Still think of you always and pray for your family. Always in our hearts, The Galus

Posted by Diane Galu - Millbrae, CA - Friend   October 03, 2016

What a wonderful, kind and gentle young man he was! I think of him always and he will forever be in our hearts.

Posted by Diane Galu - Millbrae, CA - Friend of family   October 03, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Jeffrey on weekend days. 7 am to 7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekends were long but especially on Sundays when Football season started up, but even longer when the Giants were in the playoffs!
One of my fondest memories was Jeff would come to the station and watch baseball and football on the flat screen t.v. in the lunch room on his breaks, but this day he couldn't seem to peel himself away from this game so while watching the game he was intently listening to our radio traffic too. While there was a lull in traffic, I left the break room and called for 2L3. Jeffrey jumped up with not one complaint, walked out the lunch room and began heading to his car. He told dispatch to go ahead and they promptly stated they never called him. I watched as Jeffrey looked up in the sky as if he was questioning himself. He then returned to the break room and finished the game.
As the swing shift logged on and his beat had cover I noticed Jeffrey standing in the lobby of the police department. Records kindly changed the station for him. I reached into my good ole bag of trick and called 2L3? As if it was an instant replay, Jeffrey walked out to his car and said, Go ahead. There was nothing. Dispatch then asked him to go to channel two They professionally but sternly informed him that they did not call him, but they could find some work for him to do if he wanted it.
When Jeffrey walked back into the station everyone was laughing hysterically. Jeffrey looked at them and then at me as I waved to him. We all had a great laugh and I will always remember that face he gave me. He knew I got him good.

Posted by lynette parker-white - oakland, CA - coworker   October 11, 2014


My most sincere & deepest condolences to Jeff's wife & children; also to his entire family & "his boys". Thank You for your selfless service to our country & then our streets. Continued prayers for you and yours. Rest in eternal peace, young man. With much gratitude and appreciation.

Posted by Michelle M. Munoz - South San Francisco, CA   October 11, 2014

My condolences to the Galaviz Family. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Jeff well. I had seen Jeff a few times in passing at work in Oakland but I wasn't formally introduced to him. I recently met Jeff a couple months ago while I was with a group of coworkers. Jeff introduced himself to me and as we shook hands and exchanged some dialog, I had this overwhelming feeling that he was a very genuine and nice person. I commented about his character to one of my friends as Jeff walked away. I then learned about what he was going through and my heart sank because I had met such a great person and couldn't believe what he was was dealing with. I could tell he had a heart that was true to himself, his family and to others. Being a cop, you can read people in an instant and I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him a lot better because I could tell he would have been one of those friends that I would consider very special to me. I was extremely sad to hear what happened and my prayers go out to his family. I will include Jeff and his family in my prayers I say every night. May God bless Jeff, and welcome him into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Posted by Jonathan Bellusa - Lafayette, CA - Law Enforcement   October 11, 2014

Dear Galaviz Family,

I had the honor to work with Jeff in the Marine Corps and I can not put into words how much of a caring, funny, hardworking, and overall awesome individual he was.

It was an extreme honor to be able to call him my friend and I hope all the best for his wife and children in the years to come and I will continue to send prayers their way in the following months.

Posted by Chad Reed - Sacramento, CA - Friend   October 10, 2014


Rest in peace. Love, prayers, and hugs to the family and friends.

Posted by Virginia    October 10, 2014

In honor of my friend (Jeffrey's cousin), Sundy Rothery, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Let his spirit soar, and may peace be in your hearts.

Posted by Felicia Sampson - Truckee, CA - Friend to Sundy Rothery   October 10, 2014

Jeffrey was a shining light-- So full of love and life for everyone! As I could see from his family, he was a true-hearted person who loved life and had the love of his family through and through. There really is nothing that anyone can say in this time of deep sorrow that can adequately console someone who is grieving, but I have this quote that I am reminded of in times such as these:

"When you are born your cry and the world rejoices.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

Jeffrey will forever be loved and missed, but in our hearts and minds, his memory will give us strength.

Much love and Peace,

Suzanne Campanile

Posted by Suzanne Campanile - Belmont, CA - friend from UBG   October 10, 2014

I was privileged enough to get to serve with Jeff in California. It is an honor to have known him. He had such a great outlook on life. Even when I messed up and he was having to get on me, you could tell he cared deeply. He was always smiling and laughing, no matter how crappy the day was.

My deepest sympathies to his family for the loss of such a great man.

Semper Fidelis brother. You will be missed.

Posted by John Jorgensen - San Diego, CA - Fellow Marine   October 10, 2014


You are gone way too soon Jeff and we will all miss you very much! High school wouldn't have been the same without you. Thanks for all those rides to school our senior year and always putting a smile on my face and being such a good friend with a great heart! xoxo

Posted by Sabrina Desha-Dyer - San Bruno, CA - Friend   October 10, 2014

My Condolence to the Family . He was an old friend of mine .

Posted by shi King - San bruno, CA - friend   October 10, 2014


May you find comfort in this time of your loss.

Posted by Larry Robinson - San Francisco, CA - Friend of Sundy   October 10, 2014


I can not expire the sorrow I am feeling in my heart; Jeffery was a sweet kid and wonderful person. he was always so nice to little Larry and took time to say to the whole family. He will be missed by so many..

Posted by Sundy - susanville, CA - family   October 10, 2014

My deepest condolences to the Galaviz Family. I had the distinguished pleasure of serving with Jeff in California and he was an outstanding Marine and friend.

Posted by Kyle Hill - Milwaukee, WI - Marine Brother   October 10, 2014


I met Jeffrey during a boxing event in Redwood City in 2013. Jeffrey and my husband works out at the Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Bruno and was sadden to hear of his condition, but was devastated when I heard of his passing. I've heard many great things about Jeffrey and I believe everyone of them were true. I'd like to send my condolences to the Galaviz family and pray that they will find comfort and the strength to go forward. Also to let them know that I am very grateful for his services both as a marine and a police officer. He's done great to protect us all. We send our love from our family to yours!

Victor Jr and Zenny Cabagbag
San Jose, CA

Posted by Zenny Velasco-Cabagbag - San Jose, CA - met Jeffrey thru my husband   October 09, 2014


Dear Galaviz Family,
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you always.
Our sincere sympathy,
Sandy and Otto Fusaro

Posted by Sandy Fusaro - South San Francisco, CA - Friend   October 09, 2014

My deepest condolences to the Galaviz Family. He was a great Marine and mentor. God speed and fair seas.

Posted by Eric M. Donahoo - Long Beach, CA - Marine Corps/ work friends   October 09, 2014


Our Condolences to the Galaviz Family.

Cathy, Nick and Ryan

Posted by Catherine Estrella - San Mateo, CA - Friend   October 09, 2014


To the Galaviz family,
Our thoughts and prayers to all of you for a loss to soon. We always remembered Jeff from baseball and he was as sweet and his mom and dad. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Maryann & Jon Bologna

Posted by Maryann and Jon Bologna - San Bruno, CA - friend of Jeff and Diane   October 09, 2014


Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all. Jeffery has many family members to welcome him into heaven. He is now one of the many guardian angels that watch over our family.

With all our love and support,
The Romano Family

Posted by Debbie Castro Romano - Citrus Heights, CA - Cousin   October 09, 2014


You are gone but will never be forgotten, your legasy will live on thru the lasting impressions you made on everyone, especially your wife and kids.

Rest in peace Jeff.

Posted by Chuck Steele - Burlingame, CA - 2nd Uncle   October 09, 2014

My condolences to the entire Galaviz family. I had the pleasure of taking care of Jeff when he was in the hospital and was amazed by the love and support he had from all his family and friends. I wish the best for his family and know that he will always be watching over them.

Posted by Anu Nijor - Fremont, CA - Nurse   October 08, 2014


We are so sorry to hear of Jeffrey Jr.'s passing. Our prayers go out to the family. God bless you.

Our warmest regards,
The McDermott's

Posted by Diane Castro McDermott - Roseville, CA - cousin   October 08, 2014

To the Galaviz family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We'll always remember Jeff -- with that beautiful smile -- as a wonderful person, who always made everyone around him comfortable and happy. Rest in peace, Jeff.
The Evangelista family

Posted by Andy Evangelista - Millbrae, CA - friend   October 08, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Galaviz Family and especially Jeff's wife and children. There are no words to express how we feel when a loved one passes but have comfort to know that the memories and love left behind help give much needed support during this difficult time.

At this time, I wish to express my profound gratitude for Jeff's service in protecting our country and his continued dedication to protecting and serving others. We have truly lost a beautiful person on this earth but Heaven has gained another TOP ANGEL.

Rest in peace,'ve earned your wings!

Posted by Debbie Ramos - Daly City, CA - Friend of JoAnn Galaviz   October 08, 2014

Dear Melinda and family,
Sending deepest condolences to you and your family. I have nothing but the fondest memories hanging with you and Jeff back in San Diego. I always admired your relationship, and I clearly remember wishing that one day I'd have a man who looked at me the way I saw Jeff look at you. Lots of love and hugs to you.

Posted by Sumner - friend   October 08, 2014

Hi Family...What I remember about Jeff is his beautiful smile. He was always happy and positive and had the type of smile that would light up the room when he walked in. People were happier when he was around. He really was a wonderful guy.
Prayers to you and your beautiful wife and children oxox

Posted by Allison - Burlingame, CA - Friend   October 08, 2014

Peace, Prayers, and Blessings

Posted by Daisy - So San Francisco - Friend   October 08, 2014

You will b forever in our hearts and prayers. We live you Jeff

Posted by The Galu family - Millbrae, CA - Family friend   October 08, 2014

I remember when we were on our family vacation (2013) we rented a cabin in Arnold Ca. Right on the golf corse. Jeff came out to where the grass began, He looked out toward the golf course and said "aw man this is great!" He walked around looking at all the trees, the beautiful scene taking it all in. I felt his excitement rushing through his body. I believe Jeff was so very happy to be alive and greatful to be at such a beautiful place with his wife, children and the rest of his extended family. It was a bit of heaven for him. It was a wonderful feeling to see someone appreciate living so much.
We love you Jeff.
With love Aunt Teresa Steele and family.

Posted by Teresa M. Steele - Burlingame, CA - aunt   October 08, 2014