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Published in Sun-Sentinel from Mar. 18 to Mar. 21, 2019.
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April 11, 2019
I knew Steve from Galveston...
I am shocked to hear of this.
Steve was the kindest, warmest gentleman.
Last time I saw him was in Union Station DC.

My heart and prayers to the Family.
A great loss.

Violetta Cisotto
March 25, 2019
I am saddened deeply to hear this news. Steve was a warm, funny, wonderful guy and fantastic business professional. My heart and prayers go out to all of his family for comfort and peace during this time. God Bless
Marc DeCarlo
March 20, 2019
The Galinko Family is shocked and saddened upon learning of Steve's passing.

Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
Karen and Todd Galinko
March 20, 2019
My heart goes out to Steve's family along with my prayers and warmest thoughts. Steve was always kind and a professional and showed interest in whatever was being discussed. I appreciated that he always remembered who I was and what was going on in my life. As a member of the port community I will miss Steve and will remember the impact he had on our state seaports and Port Everglades.
James McDonald
March 20, 2019
Cindy our hearts and prayers are with you and the family - Steve was a good friend and colleague and though we often found ourselves sitting on different sides of the table , we remained supportive of each other .
Wade Battles
March 20, 2019
Cindy and family, We are sending our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy to you, Steven, Kimberly and their families in this really difficult time. Steve was a consummate port professional, had great acumen and a knack for making things happen. He had a tremendous impact on the Port of Galveston and, in turn, the city as a result of his efforts in building the cruise business here. You and Steve were personally impacted and went through a lot with Hurricane Ike and Steve's perseverance in spite of that made a difference in the recovery following that event. Steve taught me a lot about the port industry and he was held in esteem by the Port's staff. I have some really fond memories of times we spent together during travel for the Port over the years we were colleagues and of some adventures in particular. Steve forged through his illness with optimism, dignity and grace and never lost his focus on his goals, as he always did. I know he will be greatly missed. He will not be forgotten here!
John Peterlin III
March 19, 2019
Rest in Peace, please continue to be our port angel. Thank you for all you did to help Ft. Lauderdale.
Dianna Cariello
March 19, 2019
You will be missed.
Tony Rigdon
March 19, 2019
Thank You for being the BEST!!!! Port Director Port Everglades has ever had.

You will be greatly missed.
LUIS T Fernandez
March 19, 2019
Cindy and family. I know Steve from the late 80's. we met at the Port Authority and became friends. We spent many evenings and weekends studying to achieve our Master's Degree from Dowling College. We dawned our gowns and received our degrees while our children played on the lawn. We shared many laughs and stories about life.

I will miss you my friend.
Julio Pereira
March 19, 2019
May the God of comfort and peace continue to be with family and friends to see you through the difficult times. Jeremiah 29:11
M Torres
March 19, 2019
Cindy and family, you will always remember Steve as the loving husband, father, and grandfather which he was. Those of us who knew Steve as the consummate port professional will remember his commitment to community, port industry, manager, and friend. Broward County's Port Everglades and community has lost an extremely effective advocate. Thank you for sharing his life with us and take solace knowing his life was well lived.
Phillip Allen
March 19, 2019
I had the privilege of knowing and working with Steve first in Galveston, TX and then during my stay in Port Everglades. He was not just a good Port Director, he was a fair and decent man. He will be missed!
Jose Alberto Diaz
March 18, 2019
I got to know Steve's through his activity in AAPA and I am proud to call him a friend. For over 20 years Steve has been a presence in my career and someone I could always count on for support and friendship. Cindy, my family holds you in high regard, your dignity and warm personal style has always been on display, especially during Steve's recent health challenges. We extend our deepest condolences!

Rest in peace Steve!

Ed O'Connell
Bethesda, MD
March 18, 2019
Steve always had a smile and a joke for everyone. He fought his illness with an upbeat attitude. He will be missed by the port industry. Our hearts go out to Cindy and his children and grandchildren.
Pat Younger
March 18, 2019
This is a tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family and friends at this most difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.
David Kaufman
March 18, 2019
Steve will be sorrowfully missed, but never forgotten. Steve lived a well-spent life and a well-spent life is eternal. Galveston remembers Steve well.
Jim Galbraith
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