A Devoted Husband, Loving Father, Proud Grandfather (Nono)
Steve was born on April 18, 1954, to loving parents Catherine and Luigi DiGiulio in Alameda, California.
Steve’s parents were married at St Philip Neri Catholic Church. Being members of the church, with their donations and support, they helped establish building St Philip Neri Elementary School. Steve attended the newly established school, and was proud to be in the 5th Alumni Graduating Class of St Philip Neri. Steve enjoyed playing CYO Baseball with his Dad as an Assistant Coach, and winning many championships along the way before Alameda Little League got started. He also attended Alameda High School Class of 1954 and would have been celebrating a 50th Reunion this October.
He met the love of his life, Shelly in the early 90's and they were married on August 24, 1997 at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach with their close friends and immediate family. They traveled to Italy on Shelly’s passes to join his parents in October while they were on vacation visiting family for two months. They traveled to Lucca, Florence and Venice for their two week honeymoon. It was a trip of a lifetime, one they treasured and Steve always wanted to return. They would have been celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary this August 24th and looking forward to celebrating again in Pebble Beach.
Steve loved to play golf, go fishing, dancing and attending Tower of Power Concerts. He was a huge fan of The San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants! He loved going to the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona and Honolulu any chance he could catch a flight on United. He enjoyed being a member of the Italian American Men's Social Club, The Alpicella, serving as President these past couple of years. He loved his Italian Heritage and loved his fellow Italian Brothers! He was the life of the party, loved his family and friends and making them laugh. Steve made many friends easily with his quick wit and fun jokes. He had a huge heart and a huge love of life that radiated any room with his big smile and big hugs.
Steve had many business ventures in his life starting with being a Garbage Man at Oakland Scavenger out of high school for 12 years, loved being a Bartender at the Lucky Lion and the Dugout, establishing and running the DiGiulio Delicatessen in Alameda for 12 years with his Dad and family being known as the Best Deli in Alameda making delicious deli sandwiches and selling sauce by the gallons, a Restaurant Manager for several different local restaurants, including Tomatina, FAZ and later was a Limo Driver for Black Tie Transportation enjoying driving tours and customers to the Napa & Livermore Wine Country.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine & Luigi DiGiulio. He is survived by his wife Shelly DiGiulio, his sister Mary Giovannetti, brother in law David Sanchez, brother Joseph DiGiulio, sister in law Constance DiGiulio, his children, son Steve DiGiulio Jr., daughter in law Ro Asis DiGiulio, daughter Amy Medina, son in law Marcus Medina, granddaughter Isabelle Medina, son Andrew DiGiulio, step son Kevin Mesa, daughter in law Joella Mesa, granddaughters Zabrina and Mackenzie and son Joseph DiGiulio. He also leaves behind his nephew Michael Giovannetti, wife Becky Giovannetti, Godson Christopher Giovannetti, wife Rosa, and their children Catherine and Mateo Giovannetti, niece Margery DiGiulio and nephew Anthony DiGiulio and many beautiful family of cousins and relatives.
Steve entered Eternal Life on Friday, May 20, 2022, passing unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at home with his wife Shelly and son Joey near him. May He Rest in Everlasting Peace.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to the DiGiulio Family at St. Philip Neri Church. The Rosary will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. and the Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. Please share your memories with the family on the tribute page.