San Jose Peace & Justice Center

We mourn the loss and commemorate the lives of two men who died in San Jose this week: Albert Cobarrubias and Frank Schiavo.



Albert Cobarrubias, 31, a San Jose State grad who had interned at Silicon Valley Debug and was planning to become a lawyer, was shot and killed by a gunman Saturday as he played pool with friends. The Mercury News story is here. "Albert spent his life serving the community,'' said De-Bug Director Raj Jayadev. "Keeping his memory and legacy alive will make us a stronger, more just and compassionate San Jose.' At a fundraising dinner held at Debug Community Center Friday night, Albert's family was presented with a letter from Santa Clara University Law School, which said that Albert would have been accepted into the school.


frankFrank Schiavo, 70, died suddently of an apparent heart attack on January 26. He was a retired SJSU environmental studies professor whose love for the planet and exemplary life-style influenced thousands of students. Read the Mercury News article about San Jose's Green Pioneer. Silicon Valley Toxics Coaltion founder Ted Smith said about Frank, "he was the inspiration for so many envirornmental activists - a true eco-warrior who led by example - our world is such a better place because of him.."


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