Born on December 29, 1949 in Worcester, Massachusetts
Departed May 19, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida

Stephen Alan Gale (“Bubba” to his friends), of Melbourne, Florida, passed away on Friday, May 19th, 2023 at the age of 73. Born on December 29th, 1949 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Stephen is predeceased by his parents Walter I. Gale and Elizabeth M. (nee Seery) Vivian. He is also predeceased by his younger brother Michael J. Gale. Stephen is survived by his sister, Carol M. Penta; sister, Susan E. Spencer (Robert); sister, Linda E. Gale; his best friend, Al; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Stephen also leaves behind his beloved puppy, Munchkin.
Stephen was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a submarine sonar technician. After the navy he became a welder apprentice and was employed by Avco Lycoming in Stratford, CT and moved to Florida when the company moved in 1978. He stayed with the company until his retirement. He started a home painting business and retired at 65. Steve will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of the game of golf, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Celtics as well as his love for his dog, Munchkin.
The family would like to thank Chip for helping Steve during his illness. We would also like to thank the staff of Holmes Regional Medical Center and the staff of the VA in Orlando and the VA outpatient in Viera, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to_(Veteran Organization).
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 27, from 3-5 at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home located at 1010 Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne.

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Don Bresnahan from Melbourne wrote on May 27, 2023:
Steve, “Bubba” A solid friend! A true Red, White and Blue American! We talked many times about golf, the Steelers, the Celtics, the military … and we exchanged jokes (old & new) … and, yes, we talked politics. He and I were “on the same page” with everything. BUT … we always fairly parsed each side of an issue, especially with politics … trying to find someway that the other side might be correct. We all will miss you Bubba! Don B, CW3, US Army (Ret)
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