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Services Set For Son of GVN Publisher Donald Stephen "Steve" Algie passed away in his sleep early Monday morning, April 30, 2007 at his Torrance home. He was 56. He was the oldest son of Gardena Valley News publisher George Donald Algie and the late Sheila Algie. Services for Steve Algie will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. A reception will follow the service and will be catered by Lomeli's Italian Restaurant. Born on Nov. 17, 1950 in Liverpool, England, he came to the United States when he was six months old. He was raised in Gardena and attended Peary Junior High and Gardena High School. At age 17, Steve joined the Army and served in Vietnam, where he was honorably discharged after sustaining serious injuries. Doctors gave him no more than a few days to live, but his indomitable will and spirit proved them wrong. Recovering from his injuries and returning to the states, Steve worked a variety of jobs including with the Gardena Bus Lines and driving a concrete-mixing truck. He spent the last 20 years working for his dad at the Gardena Valley News, where he managed the company's press room on Vermont Avenue. To offset his war injuries, Steve sought to rebuild his body. He was passionate about weight lifting and bodybuilding, and turned the family patio into a workout center, wife Kim said. He never realized his dream of opening his own gym. Steve was a devoted family man, loyal and generous of heart. When new residents moved into the neighborhood, Kim said that her husband was the first person on the block to greet the new neighbors. Steve Algie is survived by Kim, his loving wife of 21 years; a son from his first marriage, George, 30, from Rancho Santa Margarita; son Bronson, 16, and daughter Nicole, 12; his father George Don Algie of Gardena; his brother Dennis Algie of Gardena; as well as many relatives and friends.

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  1. Dear Niece Kim and children: We have just viewed the video and read the obituary. Uncle Stan was waiting for more pictures of you, Kim. The slide show was excellent. Again I tell you that our thoughts and prayers are with you continually. Please give Steve’s Dad our condolences as well. God be with you all to comfort and strengthen. Love. Aunt Marge

  2. Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time. Love throughout all the years, Cousin Gail

  3. Kim, (Bronson & Nicole): we have been friends for over 25 years and I can honestly say that you are the one friend I have who has had the most wonderful marriage of anyone. You have never spoken a harsh word of Steve and you have always seemed to have the most love for each other.I envy you.When we got together in Feb,it was so great and Steve looked wonderful…more at peace than I remember before.I know you are strong.We spoke in Feb of getting our families together over the summer and that is what I intend to do.I love you Kim and I will be here for you always.Bronson, you and my daughter Chelsea are born 10 days apart and I have a special place in my heart for you.Nicole, I am very sure you are a special young lady and I look forward to meeting you soon. All my love to you Algies, Jayme

  4. I am extremely saddened by Steve’s passing away. Last time I saw him was at Norman’s 2005 Christmas Party and as always, Steve looked great and very healthy and as always, a loving & kind hearted man. I’m sorry I missed his party for Kim on her birthday January of this year. How I regret not showing up! Steve, you will be missed by so many. I’m praying for Kim and the kid’s recovery at this moment of sadness. Steve, God Bless You and may you rest in peace. Love, Angie Navarro

  5. I will always remember Steve as the loving, supportive husband of my good friend Kim. But more than a loving husband and father I will remember the huge debt of gratitude I owe him for his service to our country. His pain and sacrifice has allowed me to continue to enjoy the properity and freedom of the USA. Thank you Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and the kids and their extended families at this difficult time. Love Always, Di

  6. I will always remember Steve as the loving, supportive husband of my good friend Kim. But more than a loving husband and father I will remember the huge debt of gratitude I owe him for his service to our country. His pain and sacrifice has allowed me to continue to enjoy the properity and freedom of the USA. Thank you Steve and God bless you. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and her children and their extended families at this difficult time. Love Always, Di

  7. I sit here thinking of the right memory, the right words, the right thoughts I have when I think of Steve…all the 21 years that I, too, have known his laughter and friendship, I don’t think that I can really put into words how much he was a friend/brother to me and megan – how much he helped me, and I am thankful to have called him my friend and brother…Kimmy, Bronson, and Nicki – my love for you all is timeless and unconditional and that is why thru all the miles and years I can still call you my soul sister and my family…I love you

  8. I sit here thinking of the right memory, the right words, the right thoughts I have when I think of Steve…all the 21 years that I, too, have known his laughter and friendship. I don’t think that I can really put into words how much he was a friend/brother to megan and me – how much he helped me, and I am thankful to have called him my friend and brother…Kimmy, Bronson, and Nicki – my love for you all is timeless and unconditional and that is why thru all the miles and years I can still call you my soul sister and my family…I love you

  9. My prayers and thoughts with you and your family Kim during this tough time. I am honored to have known Steve and forever in his debt for his service to this country and his love of his family. I love you and God Bless!

  10. Steve, rest now. No more “guarding the perimeter”. Thank you for your heroic service to our country. We love and miss you. Blessings to Kim,Bronson and Nicole. We will always be here for you. Diane & family

  11. Steve will always be fondly thought of by me, I always felt so loved and respected by him and his kind and willingness to help was upmost in his thoughts He is one of my guardian angels now and I will always be in touch with him till we meet again. Love Aunt LOU

  12. Two years have gone by so fast, just like our 21 yrs of marriage. Don’t blink, you might miss something. Thank you for loving me. Live today, remember yesterday, plan for tomorrow! We miss your presence! With love, your family.

  13. Love is always in our hearts and the Memories never fade. We have been blessed with the love he gave to us. Love, Your family

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