Michael Peter Galdieri
Born, June 2, 1952 — Died, August 18, 2022

Michael Peter Galdieri, 70, of Eureka, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022. He was born to parents Luisa and Peter Galdieri on June 2, 1952 in San Francisco.

He attended St. Michaels and Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, and retired as an employee of Humboldt State University, Arcata.

Mike’s love for God’s Earth led him to fish and hunt the Six Rivers of Northern California and exotic locations such as Christmas Island. He taught his children to love the world as well through hand-built tree forts, backyard gardening, camping, fishing, and hunting trips. A trip to Italy to meet relatives and learn more about family heritage was just one example of his love for family and his heritage.

A true jack-of-all-trades, Michael passed on a great breadth of knowledge to his children. Michael was also a hero; he earned a merit of honor for saving a man’s life while at work. Above all else, he taught forgiveness both as an example of one who gives and as one who receives. He spent his final years imparting to his sons the wisdom he accrued over a lifetime of hardship and love.

Michael is survived by his Sons: Aaron and Devin; Granddaughters Destinee and Chloe Galdieri; Sisters Sandra Wilcox, Anna Maria Galdieri, Maria Murtagh, Jane Ritchie; Niece, nephew, and cousins; and Former wife: Janis Cross

To honor Mike’s memory, there will be a celebration of life, in Eureka on November 13, 2 p.m. (doors at 1:40), at Faith Center Church in Eureka, in the dome. We invite those who knew him to attend, and share a story. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

A private service was held and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.


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