South City remembers the life of Tom Galli

South San Francisco, CA   February 18, 2014
Photo: Plymire-Schwarz House

Photo: Plymire-Schwarz House

It is sad to share we have lost another great South City leader, Tom Galli died on February 11th at the age of 93. He has left a tremendous legacy for us all. Services are this Thursday at All Souls. More details below including comments from neighbors as they were posted on our public facebook page.

Thomas P. Galli

Entered into rest on February 11, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Mae B. Galli; loving father of the late Carole A. Galli; brother in law to the late Lodovico Brunetto and Betty Brunetto; uncle to many loving nieces and nephews ; survived by many loving cousins and friends.

Retired Fire Capt Tom Galli with City  Councilmember Rich Garbarino at the SSFFD Training Tower Dedication Photo: Plymire-Schwarz House

Retired Fire Capt Tom Galli with City Councilmember Rich Garbarino at the SSFFD Training Tower Dedication
Photo: Plymire-Schwarz House

ire CptTom Galli Training Tower Ded Elizabeth Ervin

Tom Galli and Elizabeth Ervin SSFFD Training Tower Dedication
Photo: Plymire-Schwarz

A native of South San Francisco for 93 years who served in the So.S.F. Fire Department and retired as Fire Captain. A veteran of the US Navy during WWII working as a hard hat Diver, a lifetime member and man of the year of the So.S.F., Historical Society, member of the So.S.F., Fire Museum, member of the Italian Catholic Federation Br.7, brother of YMI Council 32 and member of the Sons in retirement Br. 91.

Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass, Thurs., Feb., 20th, 10 a.m., All Souls Church, 315 Walnut Ave., So.S.F., and Committal, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma. Contributions may be made in memory of Thomas P. Galli to the All Souls Church and School Fund, 315 Walnut Ave., So. S.F., CA 94080 or charity of your choice . Condolences may be made at online HERE

Thank you to The Plymire-Schwarz House for the information and the photos
Photos: Plymire-Schwarz


Maria Pineda prayers to the family he will be missed!

Phuong Tran He was such a sweet, caring person. We will miss him dearly.

Brad Rosinski I wonder if my grandfather (SSFFD Retired Capt Ski Rosinski, RIP)  knew him, they may have worked together.

Steph Leonoudakis R.i.p.

Genevieve Trombley He was my landlord. Very good man. He will be missed.

Danny J Galli My Nonno worked with Mae! What great people. My thoughts are with the family. R.I.P.

James Kenneth Guaraldi to his Uncle Richard Guaraldi ‘Was this one of Nonnos friends?’

Richard Guaraldi yes, the whole family knew of him. He was a great guy.

Allen Galli So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My dad, Joe, worked with Mae at Cal Water and I attended All Souls with Carole though she was ahead of me. Condolences to his friends and family.

Donna Zocchi Ramierez Grew up on Lilac Lane with Tom. He was a great man and loved the rides on the fire truck for light up on Lilac lane.

Kathy Yoschak Hoffman Our entire family will miss Tom as much as we miss Mae & Carole. They were all a big part of our family. Our Christmas Eve will never be the same. The Yoschak Family

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Russ Lee, Retired SSF Fire Chief
Russ Lee, Retired SSF Fire Chief
8 years ago

Captain Galli was a great man who trained many, many South San Francisco Fire Fighters. Including me, Russ Lee, Retired SSF Fire Chief. Capt. Galli was always a patient, devoted and caring individual who continualy had South San Francisco’s best interst at heart. His legacy to this City will always be remember. Thank you Tom for your life long devotion and interest to to Fire Depaertment and helping me become a SSF firefighter. RIP my friend.
Also, Brad Rosinski, made a comment, wondering if his Grandfather new Capt. Galli. Brad, yes he did. Capt. Galli trained, as he did many others, your grandfather on how to become a SSF firefighter.