November 17, 1950 ~ April 30, 2007
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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