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.
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.