Steven Saggiani
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Steve on January 19, 2012 as the result of a tragic accident while performing his job as a longshoreman in Long Beach. He was born April 24, 1964 in Harbor City, California to Nello and Katherine Saggiani. Stevie is survived by his parents, Kay and Nello; his brother, Mike (Mindy) Saggiani and niece, Sienna; his sister, Gina (Pete) Califano and nieces, Giana, Tessa and Laina; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind a host of grieving friends. We all miss him dearly and he will live forever in our hearts. Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Pedro. In lieu of flowers, it would be deeply appreciated if donations were made to "That's Right, Safety First", c/o ILWU Local 94, 411 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 303, San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at

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Rest In Peace Steve.. Nothing but great memories.
Mark Matthews
January 18, 2020
To the Saggiani Family - I only met Steve a couple of times but found him to be warm, fun and loving. So sorry for your loss. God bless you,

Darlene Smith - Anchorage, Alaska
February 28, 2012
My condolences go out to Steve's family. What a tragic loss, He was a wonderful boss and friend, that was taken from us way to soon. Steve may you rest in peace.
Terri Heath-Galtman
February 7, 2012

To Mike and your entire family;

My deepest sympathy to you all.
May you all find love and comfort from each other during this very difficult time.

God Bless
Fred Cefalu
February 7, 2012
To the Family of my beloved brother in Longshore and my thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. But in God's love you will find comfort and peace. Brother Josiah Morris Local 19, Seattle, Washington
Josiah Morris
February 2, 2012
My prays are with all that feel the pain of the lose of this wonderful man. May God Hold him in his arms and bring peace.
Sincerely Rebecca Trani
February 1, 2012
Saggiani Family,
The deepest of condolences to all of you. My fondest memories of Steve were at Dodson and SP High what an incredibly infectious smile and zest for life, he was truly someone people gravitated being around. May all the wonderful memories of Steve comfort you always.
Carin Christensen - Mavrosakis
January 31, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family, We(the kids) still talk about the best neighborhood to grow up in and Stevie was part of that! He and your family were part of our growing up. We are so sorry for this sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

The Jarman Kids-Steve, Doug and Peg
Peggy Jarman-Ciley
January 30, 2012
January 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to your fmaily
Catherine (Taliercio) Vanderford
January 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Tracy (Swartz) Nielsen
January 28, 2012
Steve's kindness and loving heart is unmatched. Words can never convey what
I feel for this wonderful family. You'll
be in my thoughts and prayers forever.
Carol Ann Tuch
January 28, 2012
Saggiani and Califano Family,
The service for Steve was so beautiful and heartfelt, filled with so much love and support. May your hearts be filled with the loving memories of your wonderful times together as you celebrate a beautiful life well lived.
God Bless you always,
Mike and Maureen Meadows
Maureen Meadows
January 28, 2012
Rest in Peace my brother. A great and swell of a guy and will be missed. I met you at the Singh's home for Thanksgiving dinner
and i will miss our conversation. He was in his prime and loved
his job and fellow team workers. God bless you and the family.
Maharaj and family, Riverside, California.
Robert Maharaj
January 27, 2012
May your family find some solace in all the outpouring of Love & Support that is pouring in right now from community, friends and family and at all the Lives that Steve has touched... I pray The Father gives your family peace & comfort in this time of loss & sorrow.... Lester Estrada #34415
January 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joe & Karoline Tomasello
January 27, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. It is tragic that his life was cut so short. I pray that your family will find comfort and strength to make it through this time of grief.
Randy Yoshida
January 27, 2012
Last night gave me great comfort to see how many lives that Stevie touched. Just knowing him was a blessing and loving him was a gift. My heart will always have a place for him and my many special memories. Yvette Gifford-Lilly
yvette Lilly
January 27, 2012
Mike and Family -

I will always remember working with Steve (at Learned Lumber) fondly. I wish you all peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Kristin Karlin
January 27, 2012
Nello and Kay, Joan and I were shocked to hear of Steve's death. We will pray for you and your family to get through this tragedy. You can be assured that he is in a better place.
Kenny and Joan Bezich
January 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family on this terrible, terrible loss.
Annette Castaldi
January 27, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pokey Olguin, son of the late Elsa DaPra-Olguin.
January 27, 2012
Mike and Family,

I didn't sleep well last night and had an inspirational dream.....

I was in a crowd of people I didn't know being introduced by Steve himself... As we proceeded through the crowd of unknowns to me I looked in the faces of the people I was shaking hands with... All were crying and looking at me with great sadness, until this point I did not realize I was attending Steve's funeral.. I turned to look and he was no longer there beside me... He was gone.. I began weeping and and was awakened by this same intense sadness that had overwhelmed me in my dream.... Rest in Peace Steve, you were my friend, co-worker, and an inspiration on how to be the Best person that you can be... "Safety First - That's Right"

My heart grieves with the entire Saggiani Family....
John & Julie Meredith
January 27, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 27, 2012

Your spirit, smile and generous way will never be forgotten. The loyalty you have shown to your Union, job, friends and family is an example for us all. On behalf of The APM Terminals family and myself personally- thank you for all that you have done for us but more importantly thank you for being you. It was an honor to know you! May God protect you always and keep your family close during this difficult period. YOU MILL BE MISSED!

God Bless!
Kurt Sulzbach (Pier 400)
January 27, 2012
Kay, Nello and family... We were so shocked to hear about Steve! I wish I could be there with u all tomorrow. All our love n prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
David and Madeline (Spinosa) Jackson
January 26, 2012
To Saggiani Family,
So sorry for your loss. Steve was such a nice guy. My thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Cindy Maynez
January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012
To the Saggiani Family,My condolences on your sudden loss of Steve. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories of Steve warm your hearts in the days ahead.
Lorraine Alba
January 26, 2012
Carmen & David Parra
January 26, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the Saggiani Family. Stevie will always remember you smile.. Rest in peace my friend
Carmen & David Parra
January 26, 2012
Gina & The Saggiani Family,
Our deepest sympathy. God Bless you all.
Anita Hamilton & Family
January 26, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our Thoughts and Prayers during this very difficult time.

We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that now you have a special Guardian Angel to watch over you.
Mia & Larry Godfrey
January 26, 2012
Nello and Kay Im realy very sorry to hear about your great loss you are very good and kind hearted people and you have been very good to me. You are both in my thoughts and prayers may the Lord give you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time.
Raquelle Mayorga
January 26, 2012
To the family
My prayers go out to you. Steve you will be missed but not forgotten.
Kirk Warren
January 26, 2012
To the Saggiani Family,
So sorry for your sudden loss. I met Steve since Dodson. His classmates and friends will always remember his smile and kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Steve.
Lynn Norsworthy Fischer
January 26, 2012
To the Saggiani Family - you and San Pedro have lost a woderful son, friend, and class mate. I am so sorry and he is so loved and missed. His class mates and friends will forever hold all the wonderful times of laughter we had with him. God speed Steve till we all meet again....

Rosheen Rayburn
Rosheen Rayburn
January 26, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. God Bless.
Arlene Olsen
January 26, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Barbara & John Nelson
January 26, 2012
Mike, my mom told me about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gina, and your mom and dad. I have great memories of Steve and you!
Belinda Paredes
January 26, 2012
Rest in peace Steve,you will not be forgotten.Prayers go out to your loved ones.
Penny McConnachie
January 26, 2012
Our deepest sympathy from my family to yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now.
Mark & Elizabeth Witzerman
January 26, 2012
Dear Family of Steven,

Our deepest sympathy and God blessing to all of your family.

Ramon and Luci DeLaCruz, San Pedro,CA
January 26, 2012
Lisette Medina
January 26, 2012
RIP my friend. You will be missed...gone but not forgotten.
D. Man
January 25, 2012
Gina and the Saggiani family,

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Steve. God bless you and your whole family.
John Gioiello
January 25, 2012
Stevie, we all were touched by your crazy laugh and good nature.
Your friend, turbo, Art Moreno
God Bless You.....cya
art moreno
January 25, 2012
god bless your family in this time of sorrow...
debbie. davis rombal
January 25, 2012
My condolences to the entire Saggiani Family. This tragedy is another reminder of the dangers all Local 94 are subjected to daily.

God Bless;
George Hilbert
January 25, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
My heart goes out to you during this sad time,but please feel comfort knowing that so many of us loved Steve and will carry him in our hearts forever...Just looking at his picture takes me back to the best years of my life...Thank you for sharing Steve with us for all these years..And to you Steve...God bless you my old friend. I will see you again.

Mark Matthews
Mark Matthews
January 25, 2012
Dear Kay and Nello,
Our hearts go out to you as we read about the loss of Steve. We remember many years of sharing sports at Eastview with Steve and our kids when they were young. We can only imagine what you are going through. Our love to both of you and your family.

Ray and Diana Martin
January 25, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. May God give you the strength you need during this difficult time!

Lourdes Simmons
January 25, 2012
Dear Saggianni family our hearts go out to your family and you are in our prayers at your time of this tragic loss
Jay Carlin and family
January 25, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
We can't tell you had saddened we are regarding Steve's passing. He was a wonderful person and dear friend to many. He will be greatly missed by his friends and all who were lucky enough to work with him. May you treasure all of his memories and his special loving heart. Our thought and prayers go out to all of you during this very difficult time.
Rich and Joni Iacono
January 25, 2012
My Condolence to the Saggiani Family.
As we approach our 30th class reuion this summer, I am saddened of the loss of our classmate Steve. From Dodson to Pedro High, we shall meet again in Heaven. May God comfort family and friends with many memories.
Kathy Mattera-Doty
January 25, 2012
God bless the Saggiani family.
Mary (Bobich) McLachlan
January 25, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your Son, brother, Uncle and Friend. We will forever keep him close to our heart. He was a part of our family. We first met him when he came for a visit with my Sister Deanne to Sheridan, Wyoming. From then on he was one of us. We loved him and enjoyed him. Our times in Las Vegas will never be forgotten. He loved it there. Do know we morn along side of you. We will miss him . No words can express how sorry we are for your loss. Our love and prayers to your family. Shane and Joanne Hansen & Rudy and Stella Ondics
January 25, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family:
Please allow God's word the Bible to provide you comfort during this difficult time in your life.
Bourke Family
January 25, 2012
Saggiani Family,
We are so saddened to hear of this tragic loss. Stevie will be missed dearly. Sending our thoughts, prayers & deepest condolences to you & his many close friends.
Adrian & Lisa Maes
January 24, 2012
The Saggiani Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers to all of you. Every accident brings back sad memories for me. My faith has helped me through my grief, I hope yours will do the same.
Rest in Paradise My Union Brother. God Bless You All.
Linda Ardaiz Banda
January 24, 2012
Each of us owes you something in one way or another. You were our co-worker, and best of all, you were our friend. Whether it was your latest "get rich quick" scheme or the latest bet you placed, and won, you were great to be around and someone we could all count on. It was an honor to have worked with you, and known you. You will always be remembered with our highest esteem.
Maersk Niteside Gear Department
January 24, 2012
my prayers go out to Steve's family for this time of lose. I knew Steve professionally and worked with him for years on "that,s right". I loved his determination and drive. Steve will be missed for his love of life and his determination to make his clothing line a success. I loved working with Steve.
Phil brown
January 24, 2012
To the Saggiani Family and Pete/Gina Califano,
Stevie was a good friend of mine for over 20yrs and will be greatly missed in our lives. I have many great memories of his big heart. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you! I love you Stevie......
The Servoss Family
Mark Servoss
January 24, 2012
Saggiani familly,
How devistated we all are.Our prayers are with your family to help guide u all through this time. Forever in our hearts
Nick & Melissa Garcia
January 24, 2012
Gina, Mike and the entire Saggiani Family; Steve was a well known, and much loved person who will be missed by so many! He was taken from us way too soon! My thoughts and prayers have been with you throughout this most difficult time! God Bless you! God Bless Steve!
Elaine Kielbasa
January 24, 2012
To Saggiani Family, so sorry for your loss, Steve was a first class person and I was proud to know him.
John Basich
January 24, 2012
An injury to one is an injury to deeply sadden by this loss..My union brother!!rest in heaven!!god bless
January 24, 2012
To the Saggiani Family;
We cannot find adequate words to express our shock and dismay at the sudden loss of your beautiful second son Steve. Our thoughts go back to the glory days of Eastview Little League and Nello's great coaching and Kay's fine hospitality. We can never forget this gift, which brought to our son Alvin III his lifelong love of baseball and two of his closest friends,your sons. Now one is sadly gone and we grieve with you for the loss.
The Lowi Family
Alvin Lowi
January 24, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! Godspeed for his comfort to you all! Much love, the Andries Family
Jerry Andries
January 24, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
My heart aches for you as you say good-bye to Steve. Know that you are held in the hearts of so many San Pedro families, thousands of fellow longshoremen, and by God and the angels, including it's newest angel Steve.
Sending you lots of love from Denver...
Carol Tedesco
January 24, 2012
A loss to one is a loss to all. Many are thinking about and praying for you now. Mike and Martha
January 24, 2012
Gina, Mike and Family,

We are so sad by the sudden loss of Steve. May all your wonderful memories and God's love bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~Julie and Si Clarke
January 24, 2012
To the family of steven , we are all sad when a union brother goes down . He will always live forever and be my union brother . God bless .
Mark local 26 Reyes
January 24, 2012
Saggiani Family,
I am so sorry for your sudden loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Marie Pavone
January 24, 2012
To the Saggiani Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Crenshaw Lumber Co.
January 24, 2012
Nello & Kay
Please except our condolences on your loss of Steven. May the lord be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Terry and Peggy Fullmer
January 24, 2012
Saggiani Family, our deepest condolences and so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.
The Pilato's
January 24, 2012
deeply saddened by the loss of our brother.
mario di leva
January 24, 2012
Gina & Mike,

As you comprehend this profound loss, please know that there are so many people that are thinking about and praying for you and your entire family. I am so sorry and send my consolences.
Mary-Kate Mirkovich-Castania
January 24, 2012
To the Saggiani Family:

In your sadness, may there be hope....In your thoughts, may there be peace....In your hearts, may there be healing. (Psalm 147:3)

My condolences,
January 24, 2012
Saggiani Family,
Our prayers go out to all of you. We are so saddened by the sudden loss of our friend. We will miss Stevie and his infectious laugh....
Sluggo & Theresa Vidovich
January 24, 2012
Robie Osornio
January 24, 2012
Gina and Family,

We are so sad to hear about your Brother. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mike & Cindy Snyder
January 24, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
Our hearts are filled with sympathy for you.
We didn't know Steve but many of our loved ones did and we extend
our condolences to all of you. Prayers to Steve Always, The Sanchez Family
January 24, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,

I'm Still Here

Friends and Family,
please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colourful leaves when Autumn's around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
You can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, friend, I'm every place!
January 24, 2012
Saggiani Family...
May all your beautiful memories and God's love comfort you all. Steve was such an amazing, kind hearted man. He had a heart of gold! My heart hurts for you all. He loved his family very much. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Steven and Tami Hebert
January 24, 2012
Dear Saggiani Family,
I am so sorry about my cousin Steve. I still remember hanging out with him and Mike when we were all young. Those were the days. I'll never forget you bro.
Your cousin,
Matt Cvitanich
January 24, 2012
Neighbors and family endure. We lived across the street from you about 25 years ago, and knew you as good family. Our thoughts are with you and the San Pedro community. Juan and Lynne Matute
Juan & Lynne Matute
January 24, 2012
To the Saggiani Family'
We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your son and brother; May God give you HIS strength and Grace at this sad time.
Our Condolences;
Andy and Janeen Murray
Andy & Janeen Murray
January 24, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the entire Saggiani family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Much Love,
The Dwyer Family
January 24, 2012
Steve, RIP - I will miss you.
January 24, 2012
Ronnie, Vince and I are so sorry for your loss. We send our love, deepest sympathy and prayers.
Leah Marinkovich
January 24, 2012
Rest in Peace Steve..You will be missed.
Margareta Sizemore
January 24, 2012
Good Man, Very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all your family ! GOD BLESS
Osvaldo Munoz 35400
January 24, 2012
Saggiani Family~our deepest condolences and so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.
Much love,
Kenny and Terry Alva
January 24, 2012
I'm a casual who didn't know you Steve but remember you from the waterfront,you have 20,000+ brothers and sister on the west coast that honor you now.My prayers are with your family and friends.Gods Speed my brother until we meet on the other side.
john strohm D4433
john strohm
January 24, 2012
to the saggiani family so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and family at this time. the lacanfora family
penny lacanfora
January 24, 2012
January 24, 2012
Steve,You will be missed by all, I will always remember your smile. You were such a caring,loving friend. May you rest in peace and watch over us all. We will meet up one day...My prayers our for your family in this very sad time.
Trish Morales
January 24, 2012
A big tragedy on the waterfront. We truly lost a wonderful friend. My prayers go out to Steve's family.
January 24, 2012
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