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At the age of 83 he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband for 58 years of Virginia; loving father of Joseph and Gina; dear brother of Allen. He had a very successful career in the garbage business in San Francisco and became an iconic force in the industry. He was President of Sunset Scavenger for 20 years now affiliated with Recology, also President of the Scavengers Protective Union and Past President of the California Refuse Recycle Council. He authored a book titled, "Garbage," a history and personal memoir of the San Francisco Refuse Industry. A past member of the Cow Palace Board of Directors. He trekked horseback with the Sonoma County Trail Blazers and Rancheros Visitdores. Currently serving as Co-President of the Irish-Israeli-Italian Society (3 III's) and a loved 39 year member of his BELOVED Calamari Club, he was also a member of the Olympic Club, the Italian American Social Club and the U.S. Submarine Veteran's Association.
There was never a stranger in his life... only friends. His introduction of himself, to you, will ALWAYS BE endearingly remembered as his personal "hallmark:" "Stefanelli the name, Garbage the game."
Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass 11 am on Wednesday, April 18th at St. Stephen's church, 451 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco. Reception to follow at the Olympic Club, Lakeside. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center, PO Box 45339 San Francisco, CA 94145 or Hospice by the Bay, 180 Redwood St., Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94102.
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