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Facebook sous chef dies at 31

 

Ezekiel Duru, a Menlo Park resident and the executive sous chef at Facebook, died Feb. 20 at the age of 31.

Mr. Duru graduated from Aragon High School in San Mateo in 2000 and took up cooking as a line chef at what was then the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, the family said. His next stops were the California Culinary Academy and Google in Mountain View, where he managed the kitchen.


Ezekiel Duru
His association with Facebook began in 2008. At the time of his death, he was the executive sous chef, according the Facebook page for the company's culinary team.

Mr. Duru is survived by his mother Adrienne; his father Emmanuel; brother Steven; and sisters Roberta Silva, Chelsea Eichner and Page Smith. A memorial service has been held.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Tragic. How did he die?


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Posted by Roberta Silva
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 29, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Zekie as I called him. My brother, My Best friend. The one and only person in the universe I was able to talk to about anything and everything has left us. It truly feels as if it was this morning that I last saw you. I love you today and till the day I leave this world.
Roberta Silva


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Posted by Water
a resident of another community
on May 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Roberta Silva - I am very sorry for your tremendous loss. He had a gorgeous smile!


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