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Family: Drowned man was a loving son, brother

Original post made on Nov 12, 2009

The 21-year-old man found dead in a Redwood City swimming pool last week was a loving son and brother who always gave without reserve, family members said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 12, 2009, 11:45 AM

Comments (13)

Posted by Devastated, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

This really hits home for some reason. I am so, so sorry this happened. I hope the family gets their questions answered, perhaps it will bring some closure. En Páz descanses Gabriel Estrada. Rest in Paradise.

Posted by anon, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

This is very sad and tragic, especially now that we have a smiling face to put to this awful story. May he rest in peace and deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by resdent., a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

GABRIEL, rest peacefully.

Posted by Could he swim?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

The article didn't mention if he was able to swim. That would shed some light on the circumstances.

Posted by CRISTINA, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:11 am


Posted by Lina, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2009 at 5:40 am

Gabriel is my cousin and i miss him so so much. Rest In Peace Gabriel, We will all miss you and We all love you.

Posted by romeo, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2009 at 11:11 am

to answer someones question above, yes gabriel could swim. he would always come over and take my son swimming with him.

Posted by Salvador, a resident of Woodside
on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm


Posted by c, a resident of Atherton
on Mar 24, 2014 at 7:06 am

he knew how to swim he taught me how to swim he was my older brother

Posted by Curious, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

What happened? Did he get stuck under a tight pool cover?

Posted by resident, a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

How can they rule out foul play? This doesn't seem right.

I hope the family has a resolution and some peace. He sounds like a wonderful person. This is so tragic. Condolences to his family.

Posted by sad story, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm


sorry to hear about your brother, sounds like he was a really nice guy

Posted by Los siento que perdieron su hermano e hijo, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm

That is so sad. I hope the family finds resignation. I am wonder who would want to hurt such a nice guy. May be God wanted him with him. Rest in Peace. Mis condolencias para la familia Que Dios les bendiga y les de resignacion, ojala un dia sepan que fue lo que paso.

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