Longtime Quesada Avenue resident, Tom Galante, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, October 9th.
Tom was a familiar face in Bayview. He managed the Bay View Federal Savings and Loan on 3rd and Quesada, just half a block from his home. He served as President of the Bayview Merchants Association, and as a Commissioner for the Southeast Community Facility Commission.
He was also a Co-Founder of Quesada Gardens Initiative, which blossomed on the block where he lived. While he was a Board Member, Board Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer for the group, he may be best remembered as the friendly guy who managed to feed a lot of volunteers for a few dollars.
Tom had been a longtime volunteer with the San Francisco Ducal Court. In his final months, he was cared for by his partner,