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2003

'03
Sharon Ann Holstine Pfann '03

Sharon Ann Holstine Pfann '03 on Nov. 23, 2008.
 

submitted Jun. 14, 2010 1:55P
GRD Law '03
Michelle (Stella) Moskalik

Michelle (Stella) Moskalik JD ’03, a resident of San Jose, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Nov. 28, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, Scott Moskalik; parents Marie Stella and Richard Stella; aunts and uncles, Esther and Steven Edmunson, Harold and Daniele Hummel and Joseph and Carole Stella; and, her cousins, Jennifer Edmunson, Keith Hummel, Sheri Hummel, Jeanne Stella Devani, Tina Stella Zimmer and Joe Stella, Jr. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Josephine Hummel, Sr., Julio and Josephine Stella, aunt Joyce Lettario and cousin, Kimberly Hummel. A native of California, Michelle was born in Petaluma. A graduate of Rancho Cotati High School, Rohnert Park, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University and was an active member of the California Bar Association since 2003. Most recently an attorney with Paradigm Counsel, Michelle's career in contracts law spanned more than 20 years. She will forever be remembered as an intelligent, strong, remarkable and beautiful woman; deeply missed by her family, friends and many business associates. Her smile will be missed by all who knew her.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 1:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '03
Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach

Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach '03 passed away in New York City on May 30, 2011, from complications related to Type-I diabetes. She was born on Jan. 10, 1981, in Newark, Ohio, and moved with her family to Redlands, Calif., in 1992. Elizabeth graduated from Redlands High School in 1999 and from Santa Clara University in 2003 as a communications major and a political science minor. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in the film industry at Paradigm Talent Agency, where she remained for three years, eventually becoming the assistant to their head literary agent. In 2006, she moved to Fox Searchlight, an independent film production company, ending as a creative coordinator. At the time of her death, she was in New York working as an associate producer on a new film. Liz had a sparkling intellect that was complimented by her enormously positive sprit and enthusiastic creativity. She loved working in the film industry, bringing projects to the screen that not only attracted an audience but more importantly told stories to illuminate our shared humanity. In addition to her passion for film, Liz was an accomplished athlete and lover of the arts. While at Redlands High School, she swam and played water polo and was active in speech and theatre arts. She continued to play water polo at Santa Clara University, where she was a team captain as a senior in 2003. Throughout her life, Liz enjoyed literature, poetry, and music, as well as hiking, swimming, and spending time outside. She was an inspiration to all who had the fortune to know her, and she will be profoundly missed. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Phil and Marie; her brother Jason; sister-in-law Kristi and nephew Barrett. 

submitted Jun. 6, 2011 1:15P

2004

UGRD Leavey Business '04
Nathaniel Luc Oscamou

Nathaniel Luc Oscamou '04 passed away on August 12, 2011. Oscamou was born on April 16, 1982, in Fall River Mills, Calif. Raised in Burney and Paradise, he graduated from Paradise High School. He attended Santa Clara University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in Finance. Nate enjoyed a career in private equity finance and entrepreneurial ventures.

Oscamou is preceded in death by his father, Jean Oscamou '65 and survived by mother, Kathleen of Paradise; sisters, Aimee Oscamou '90 of Santa Clara, Lisette Oscamou of Chico, Julienne Neumann '94 of San Ramon, and Noelle Passalacqua '97 of Healdsburg; brother, Matheu Oscamou '01 of Redwood City; sister-in-law Maribeth Oscamou '02, brothers-in-law Bruce Neumann and Jason Passalacqua '97; girlfriend, Abbigail Davis of Chico; and his nieces and nephews.

submitted Aug. 18, 2011 10:47A
GRD Engineering '04
David Stark

David Stark M.S. '04 passed away on March 15, 2010 at the age of 41.

submitted Jun. 20, 2011 9:11A

2005

GRD Law '05
Walter S. Binns

Walter Scott Binns J.D. ’05, September 27, 2013. Walter "Scott" Binns III, husband of Betsy Hunter-Binns of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013. He was born June 21, 1969 in Lancaster, Calif., a son of Walter Scott Binns Jr. and Patricia Binns. Scott attended Quartz Hill High School and graduated in 1987. Following high school he attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and the Agriculture Marketing Team. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness in the spring 1993. After a time in the workforce Scott continued his education and attended Santa Clara University to earn his Juris Doctorate in 2005. Upon graduating from Cal Poly, Scott worked as a produce salesperson for a number of firms on the central coast to include Apio Produce Sales of Guadalupe, Newstar Fresh Foods of Salinas and Muranaka Farm of Moorpark. While preparing for the Bar Exam he served an internship with the Honorable Judge Rigali of Santa Maria, Calif. After passing the exam he was employed by the William K. Gamble Law Firm of Santa Maria. Scott then opened the Law Office of Walter "Scott" Binns where he worked until his death. Scott is survived by his loving wife Betsy Hunter-Binns, beautiful daughter Josette Binns, parents Walter Scott Jr. and Patricia Binns, brothers Bob (Shannon) Binns and Jim (Rachel) Binns, sisters Kathleen (Steven) Stevenson, Jennifer (Darrell) Morales and Leslie (Lance) Nelson and his adoring nieces and nephews. Always offering a helping hand, Scott could often be found volunteering in service to a friends cause, be it a school fundraising auction or beautification day. Most recently he and his wife's shared efforts support Panama 4-H Club. In his free time Scott enjoyed hiking, biking and watching sports with friends. Scott was often the life of a party, with an infectious enthusiasm and a welcoming smile.

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 8:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Nathaniel A. Reyes

Nathaniel A. Reyes '05 on April 15, 2010 in Palo Alto at the age of 40. Beloved son of Ross and Ligaya Reyes of Sebastopol. Adored brother of Arnold Reyes and Rosalie Reyes-Simmons. Nathaniel graduated from Analy High School in Sebastopol in 1988 with a National Merit Scholarship and went on to earn an Associate's in Science from Santa Rosa Junior College and a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics from Santa Clara University. He worked at Bank of America, Ilog, Inc. in Sunnyvale and Highwire Press for the Stanford University Libraries as a software developer until his untimely death.

submitted May. 13, 2010 1:50P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Ben Mok

Ben Mok '05 was a cycling enthusiast who went on solo, unassisted cycling expeditions to countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and the USA. His journals are widely read online and followed by cycling communities worldwide. He was due to return to the US to start on his PhD. Sadly, his dream will never be fulfilled. Ben was struck by a car and passed away on March 24, 2010.

submitted Aug. 18, 2010 2:36P

2006

'06
Matthew Lightner

Matthew Lightner ’06, of San Ramon, Calif., passed away Dec. 25, 2011. He was the founder of Site5, a web hosting company that he started at the age of 14.

submitted Jan. 5, 2012 4:45P
GRD Law '06
Cindy Avitia

Cindy Avitia J.D. ’06 worked on staff for Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren J.D. ’75 from 2006 to 2010. She was killed in an automobile accident in Mexico on Aug. 22, 2013. Avitia was a strong advocate for immigration reform.

According to the Chihuahua, Mexico newspaper Tiempo, the accident occurred near the city of Parral in northern Mexico. Avitia, 33, was traveling in a black Chevrolet Suburban from San José de la Boca, Durango to El Paso, Texas. Her four-year-old daughter Dalia and two-year-old son Carlos, along with Chairez Consuelo Guzman and the driver of the vehicle, Carlos Avila Palacios, 78 , were injured.
 
An immigration attorney, Avitia was board chair of Alpha Public Schools, a network of public charter college preparatory secondary schools founded in 2010.
 
She graduated from Stanford University in 1993, with a B.A. in Political Science and received her law degree in public interest and social justice law from Santa Clara University’s School of Law. She also served on the board of the Somos Mayfair community organization.
 
Rep. Lofgren issued the following statement:
 
“It is with profound sadness that I and my office learned the news of the passing of our former colleague and friend Cindy Avitia. All of us who knew and worked with Cindy are shocked and devastated by her passing. Cindy was uncommonly bright, dedicated and caring. I valued her dedication to family, community and justice. During the four years Cindy served on my San Jose staff I learned to admire not only her intelligence and education but her tremendous commitment to community. My prayers are with her husband, Jose, her two beautiful young children, her parents, and all Cindy’s family, friends and colleagues who are mourning her loss.

“As those of us who knew Cindy grieve her tragic loss, we can take pride in the fact that during her short life she did more to promote strong, caring families in our community and advance the cause of justice than many people accomplish in a lifetime dedicated to public service. I am rocked by the tragic news of her passing and feel her loss acutely. I will never forget her.”

submitted Sep. 6, 2013 3:25P
'06
Alice Joy

Alice Joy BA ’06 of San Francisco passed away on May 18, 2012.

submitted Jun. 12, 2012 6:13P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '06
Alejandro Garcia-Rivera

Alejandro García-Rivera, faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010 after a long illness. He inspired many to think freely, inquire uninhibitedly, and believe wholly. Originally from Cuba, his life path took many twists and turns – from a Boeing engineer trained in physics, to Lutheran minister and social activist, to esteemed scholar and author who embraced the Jesuit way of life.

García-Rivera joined the faculty of the Jesuit School of Theology in 1993 as a professor of systematic theology. His scholarship as a theologian bridged the disciplines of science and religion. “I believe wholeheartedly that we must begin to see the interconnectedness of the world, to grasp its complexity, even if our intellectual traditions have conditioned us to seek a different type of grasping,” he said. He often used the term “interlacing,” which he described as the artful weaving of various perspectives across disciplines to gain an insight greater than any of its components. “Everything is interconnected, and I believe God gave me such a broad journey in life so I could see the connections,” he said. García-Rivera was one of the founders of a joint JST-SCU colloquium on science, art, and religion with colleagues from JST, the SCU School of Engineering, and the SCU College of Arts and Sciences. Earlier this year, García-Rivera received the GTU’s highest honor presented to a teacher, the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as a President’s Special Recognition Award at Santa Clara. He was also one of the most important voices in the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. Beloved as a teacher at the JST’s Instituto Hispano summer training institute for Hispanic ministry, he dedicated much of his life to supporting marginal communities. García-Rivera always started a course he taught in Theology and Human Suffering by saying, “It’s hard to teach a class where everybody’s an expert…because who hasn’t suffered?” For García-Rivera, however, suffering wasn’t all about gloom, unpleasantness, and pain. He saw beauty in suffering. Because if you can’t see that, he said, “there’s just one alternative left … and that’s despair.”

 

Here is one of García-Rivera’s favorite poems, written by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

Pied Beauty

Glory be to God for dappled things—

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;

And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;

Whatever is fickle, freckled, (who knows how?)

With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose Beauty is past change:

Praise Him.

submitted Jan. 10, 2011 2:36P

2007

UGRD Engineering '07
William A. Vicik

William A. Vicik '07 died Oct. 10, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Frederic and Linda Vicik.

submitted Feb. 21, 2010 11:56A
GRD Law '07
Michael J. Percy

Michael J. Percy ’07 (June 4, 1947 - May 30, 2012) Resident of Milpitas, Mike was born the son of Oran and Alta Percy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned a bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley and a master's degree from San Jose State University. After a long career in urban planning he retired from the City of Mountain View to pursue his law degree from Santa Clara University and ultimately started his own law practice. He is survived by his wife Katheryn, sons James (Danielle) and Matthew (Erin), and grandchildren Abigail, Owen, Isabella and Megan.

submitted Aug. 3, 2012 10:26A
'07
David A. Godinez

David A. Godinez ’07, M.A. '10 of Morgan Hill was born in 1966 and died on Feb. 17, 2013. 

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 1:44P

2008

'08
Brian Drocco

Brian Edward Drocco ’08, a resident of Sunnyvale, was taken from us in a car accident Feb. 24. No words can describe this loss for his loving parents, Carol and Dan, and his beloved brother, Jeff. His smile and his laughter graced our lives. It was too short a time. Brian grew up in Cupertino, attended St Francis High School in Mt. View, and graduated from Santa Clara University in 2008 with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of the first, very successful Solar Decathlon team at SCU. Upon graduation, Brian and a few other engineers from that team began a startup company, Valence Energy. Valence was recently acquired by Serious Energy, where Brian was currently working.

Brian loved technology, loved music, and loved being a part of Silicon Valley.

Most of all, he had a joyful optimism for life that he shared with his family and countless friends. Brian, may your marvelous, baritone voice join the choirs of angels in heaven.

 
submitted Mar. 2, 2012 2:08P

2009

UGRD Leavey Business '09
Steven John Hardt-English

Steven John Hardt-English ’08, resident of San Jose, died suddenly on Jan. 17. He was 29 years old. He lost a brave 3-year fight against a disease he was so close to beating. He would make progress, accomplish so much, and then be overcome again. He was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent young man who had so much he wanted to do. We fought together as a family, yet ultimately were powerless. We miss him so much. Steven attended Booksin Elementary, Willow Glen Middle School, and Willow Glen and Valley Christian High Schools. He went on to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 2008 with a degree in finance. Professionally, he was most recently an assistant financial planner at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Jose. He developed affiliations with Rotaract of Silicon Valley and Salvation Army Silicon Valley. He was a member of SCU Leavey School of Business Alumni Network, Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society, and a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member. For 10 years, Steve enjoyed playing ice hockey in the Sharks Ice adult league and developed a love of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in which he assisted with youth and adult classes and private instruction. He is survived by his sister, Kimberly English of San Mateo, his mother and father, Michael and Pamela English of Truckee, Calf., his aunts and uncles, Peter and Kathy English, Stuart English, Scott Hardt and Leslie Wright of Los Angeles, and his great aunts and uncle, Helen Tish, Mary Rohde, Mary and John Hardt and many cousins. Steven spent a very happy last day, skating for miles on a frozen lake in Truckee. He had a warm, happy nature and tried to bring a smile and comfort to whomever he met.

submitted Jan. 30, 2012 1:38P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '09
Lorene Stevenson

Lorene Stevenson M.A. '09 on Dec. 9, 2009. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Lorene passed away with her family in her heart. She was born & raised in Turlock, Calif., before moving to San Jose in 1952. Lorene was a dedicated teacher in the Campbell Union School District from 1952-1992, until moving to San Diego to retire with her husband Bruce. A celebration of her wonderful life was held in San Diego on December 28.

submitted Mar. 8, 2010 6:52P
'09
James W. Dolan Sr.

James W. Dolan Sr. '44, age 87, of Bozeman passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. Jim was a man of great humor, honor and family. He spent his life making friends wherever he went and looked for opportunities to share his gift of laughter. Never a stranger did he meet. His family was his joy. He was born on June 7, 1922, in Alameda, Calif., to Dr. Paul E. and Veronica Concannon Dolan.Jim was a graduate of Livermore High School, and attended Santa Clara University for two years. To honor his country he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for three years during World War II.In 1945 he married Jean Addleman, whom he referred to often as a 'saint' for her kindness to others. They were wed at St. Michael's Church in Livermore, Calif. They raised five children, a daughter and four sons. During that time Jim worked at his family's winery, Concannon Vineyards, the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory, and the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department.Jim was an active father. His children learned to help and care for others by watching their dad. Together they enjoyed scouting, hunting, and other outdoor activities. He served as a Boy Scout Master for 12 years. He also loved his involvement with the Livermore Rodeo, established in 1918 by his uncle, Joseph Concannon. He was a rodeo director for 12 years.Though he loved his roots in Livermore, he brought his family to Montana in 1970 to raise cattle in various locations across the state. They ranched on three different ranches in Montana from 1970 to 1980 in Martinsdale, Cardwell and Sheridan. After selling the Sheridan ranch, they retired in Bozeman where Jim worked part time for the U.S. Forest Service. He was also the 'enforcer' as a parking lot attendant in downtown Bozeman. His employers loved his grand sense of humor and pride in his work. Jim was an avid member of Resurrection Parish and a 30-year member of the Knights of Columbus, first in Whitehall and later in Bozeman, and was Grand Knight in both lodges. He was also a 50-year member of the American Legion. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean (Addleman); and children, Ruth Ann (Charlie) Todd of San Jose, Calif., Jim (Corrine) of Belgrade, Mike (Janis) of Ennis, Pat (Diane) of Three Forks and Tim (Pam) of Belgrade; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Jim passed away Aug. 13, 2009, at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman. Times of joy and laughter with him will be remembered with great affection.

submitted Sep. 3, 2009 4:26P

2010

'10
Stephen William Dane

Stephen William Dane ’10 died on March 10, 2011. Steve passed away in his Vacaville home this past Thursday at the age of 23. He was born on Nov. 5, 1987, in Fairfield, and was a lifelong resident of Vacaville. He attended Notre Dame Catholic School, graduating in 2002, Justin-Siena High School in 2006 and had attended Santa Clara University. He had previously been employed at Mimi's Cafe, where he hosted, as well as Petco. He had a strong love for his family, his dogs, his reptiles, basketball and loved being with his friends. For a time, he had also coached basketball locally. Survivors include his parents, Dr. Joe Dane '78 and Mrs. Colleen Dane '78 of Vacaville; brothers, Rick of Glendale, Ariz., and Matthew of Vacaville; fiancé, Brittany Law of Vacaville; maternal grandparents, W. Thomas and Maureen Daley of Sonoma; maternal aunts, Kathy (Paul) Buckels and Patty (Joe) Schmidt; paternal uncle, Nick Dane; paternal aunts, Marge (Jack) Elberson and Francy (John) Pastore; cousins, Christopher and Johanna, Laura, Danielle, Margie, Travis, Rachel and John; and a host of immediate family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Dane. 

submitted Apr. 13, 2011 9:41A
'10
Fr. Stephen George Olivio

Stephen George Olivo, S.J. '57, died December 5, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit for 54 years, an ordained priest for 41. Death came at age 75 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Steve was born in Chicago on the day after Christmas, 1934. When he was in his teens, the family moved to San Jose. Steve graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1953, attended Santa Clara University, 1953-56, and entered the Society of Jesus at Los Gatos on August 14, 1956. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1969 Fr. Olivo completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and then went to Santa Clara University as Dean of Students. He served in this position for two years and then spent the next five years in the classroom teaching Italian and Spanish Literature. After his time at Santa Clara University Fr. Olivo moved to the University of San Francisco where he served in a number of administrative and pastoral positions until 1999 when, because of failing health, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. Steve is survived by his sisters Ann Calabretta of Auburn, CA, and Viola Evola of Oaklawn, Il., and a brother Salvatore (Sam) Olivo of Arizona.

 

submitted Dec. 10, 2010 9:39A
'10
Emily Bordallo

Emily Bordallo ’10 died on Jan. 3, 2012. Friends and family remember how she would light up a room with her smile. Daughter of Ed Bordallo ’74 and Lisa Jafferies ’74, she was an account manager at Barracuda Networks and she touched lives through genuine giving and caring. She was 25 years old.

submitted May. 14, 2012 3:24P
'10
David A. Godinez
see year 2007
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Colonel John M. Regan
Colonel John M. Regan ‘42, USAF (retired), passed away peacefully in his sleep December 21, 2010 at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Christille (ne, de Bony de Lavergne) and his 6 brothers, including William V. Regan Jr. '33 and Timothy Regan '37, and sisters. Col. Regan, the son of William V. Regan of Boise, Idaho and Molly Merle of San Francisco, California, was born March 15, 1920 in Boise, Idaho, where he enjoyed an idyllic childhood and popular reign as High School class president and captain of the football team. He attended Boise Junior College, Santa Clara University, the War College of the Pentagon, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco. In 1941 he pursued his dream of becoming a pilot by joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, eventually flying B17's in the 306th Bombardment Group of the original 8th Air Force. The 306th was a pioneer unit involved in the early Air War in the European Theatre and led the first American raids over Germany, striking targets deep into the heart of the Third Reich. He became commander of the 368th Bombardment Squadron, called the Eager Beavers, and flew over 258 combat hours. He continued an illustrious career in the Air Force, also participating in the Korean and Vietnam wars where he went on to fly B-26's and B-29's. He became a Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 23 and full Colonel at age 31. Col. Regan was base commander in France, Thailand, and the Philippine Islands, and was also stationed in Germany and Korea. He received many distinguished combat decorations and awards, including the Silver Star, two distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air medals and two Purple Hearts. He received three Legions of Merit, The meritorious Service medal, the Joint Service Commendation medal, two Air Force Commendation medals, as well as foreign and U.S. campaign and service medals. It was in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1952 that he met Christille de Bony de Lavergne and fell in love. She was working for the French Embassy and John was with the American Embassy. They were married in Versailles, France in 1954. The family grew to accommodate 6 children in almost as many years and moved almost every year and a half. After retiring in 1970 from a 30 year military career Col. Regan stayed active as president of the San Mateo Toastmasters and the San Mateo Park Association. He was generously active in civic organizations and volunteer work with the elderly and the handicapped. He was an avid public speaker and writer and was published over 360 times in different newspapers and magazines. He was a devout Catholic, a loving husband and father, and a humanitarian whose warm smile and kindness will be missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his 6 children; Guillemette, Georgine, Patrick, Antoinette (Nouna), Kevin and Sean and 8 grandchildren. 
submitted Feb. 23, 2011 12:18P

2011

'11
Adrian F. Morales

Adrian Francisco Morales ’11, age 24, departed from this life on August 21, 2013. He was born on June 20, 1989 in Redwood City, Calif., to Hugo and Roina, but was raised his entire life in San Francisco. He was a graduate of Epiphany Elementary School (2003) and St. Ignatius College Prep (2007). In 2011, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University (SCU) with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in History, Philosophy, Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies. Adrian's work experience first started in 2007 at SCU with their law office as an assistant/proctor. In 2009, he held a summer internship in San Francisco for the California Assembly. The following summer, he worked with the Turkish Coalition of America in Istanbul, Turkey and in the 2011 summer he worked/studied in Jordan. After his graduation, he went to Washington D.C. in Feb. 2011 to intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He was then placed into the minority leader house of representative's office for a few months. In October 2011, he accepted an internship with the California Assembly and a few months later he took a full time position as a Congressional Aide. For such a young age, he traveled to Hawaii, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He was fluent in Spanish and Arabic. Adrian loved speech and debate, going to the movies, watching various history programs, and reading books on all subjects. He truly was a gifted person with a charming personality who was always looking for the meaning of life. Adrian is survived by his parents, Brother Alex, Grandmother Carmen, Uncle Adolfo and many beloved family and friends.

submitted Sep. 6, 2013 4:04P
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