Galen Giambruno
1938 - 2020
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Galen 'Skip' Giambruno
June 7, 1938 – November 13, 2020
Died peacefully at home at age 82. Married for 60 incredible years to Karen (McGlenon). Proud father of Lisa (David), Jim (Kate), Julie Cullivan (Patrick), and Laura Chielpegian (Mike). His children are now very grateful for his sometimes-tedious lessons in fiscal responsibility. Beloved grandfather of Kristia (Josh), Gianna (Tobias), Ryan, Kayla, Matt, Lucy, Gaby, and Cate. A native San Franciscan, Skip grew up on 31st Avenue and Judah in the Sunset. He attended and played football at St. Ignatius High School. Skip and Karen raised their family in the fog, wind, and hills of Fleetwood Drive, San Bruno while he was a San Francisco firefighter. In 2010 Skip fulfilled Karen's wish for warmer climes, and they moved to San Carlos. Skip loved Karen's cooking, See's Rocky Road, 7-11 coffee, Ben Davis, lumber yards, hardware stores, swap meets, and Ford Model A cars. He will be dearly missed.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Kaiser Redwood City and amazing caregivers from Homecare CA. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Retired Firemen and Widows Association, PO Box 12312, San Francisco, CA 94112. A private family service will be held.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 27, 2020
Giambruno Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. We will miss seeing him pull up at Jim's... our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Joe, Dianne, Julia and Ava Cordero
Joe and Dianne Cordero
November 25, 2020
Bo and I are so shocked and saddened to hear about Skip. I honestly was just thinking about him yesterday, and wondered how he was doing. Our sincere condolences to the entire Giambruno family, especially Karen.
Linda Szkoropad
November 23, 2020
Always had so much fun with Skip at SFFD events
Gwen Evans
November 22, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear about Skip’s passing. He was a good man, husband, father and grandfather. Godspeed Skipper. May the grace of God pass warm blessings over the family and may all of your memories be warm and loving. I’ll always remember when Jim was remodeling his house how Skip was always there working on something. A father’s love.

Danny & Sandy
Danny & Sandy Murtagh
November 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences as we pray for God's comfort.
Joe & Kathy Allio
Joe Allio
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