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“Still think of you always and pray for your family. Always in our hearts, The Galus ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Galu - Millbrae, CA

“What a wonderful, kind and gentle young man he was! I think of him always and he will forever be in our hearts. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Galu - Millbrae, CA

“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...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: lynette parker-white - oakland, CA

“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...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Michelle M. Munoz - CA

“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...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Jonathan Bellusa - Lafayette, CA

“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...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Chad Reed - Sacramento, CA

“Rest in peace. Love, prayers, and hugs to the family and friends. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Virginia

“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...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Felicia Sampson - Truckee, CA

“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...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Suzanne Campanile - Belmont, CA

“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...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: John Jorgensen - San Diego, CA

“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...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Sabrina Desha-Dyer - San Bruno, CA

“My Condolence to the Family . He was an old friend of mine . ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: shi King - San bruno, CA - friend

“May you find comfort in this time of your loss. ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Larry Robinson - San Francisco, CA

“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...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Sundy - susanville, CA - family

“My deepest condolences to the Galaviz Family. I had the distinguished pleasure of serving with Jeff in California and he was an outstanding Marine...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Kyle Hill - Milwaukee, WI

“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...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Zenny Velasco-Cabagbag - San Jose, CA

“Dear Galaviz Family, Our thoughts and prayers will be with you always. Our sincere sympathy, Sandy and Otto Fusaro ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy Fusaro - CA - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the Galaviz Family. He was a great Marine and mentor. God speed and fair seas. ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Eric M. Donahoo - Long Beach, CA

“Our Condolences to the Galaviz Family. Cathy, Nick and Ryan ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Catherine Estrella - San Mateo, CA

“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...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Maryann and Jon Bologna - CA

“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...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Castro Romano - CA

“Jeff, 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...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Chuck Steele - Burlingame, CA

“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...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Anu Nijor - Fremont, CA - Nurse

“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 ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Castro McDermott - CA

“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...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Andy Evangelista - Millbrae, CA

“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...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Ramos - Daly City, CA

“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...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Sumner - friend

“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...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Allison - Burlingame, CA - Friend

“Peace, Prayers, and Blessings ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Daisy - So San Francisco - Friend

“You will b forever in our hearts and prayers. We live you Jeff ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: The Galu family - Millbrae, CA

“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...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Teresa M. Steele - Burlingame, CA

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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).