Michael Mezzapelle, 23, pilot, guitarist

Michael Edward Mezzapelle died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in Concord, Calif.

Born on May 10, 1991 in Port Chester, N.Y., he was the son of Dominick A. Mezzapelle and Susan J. Mezzapelle of San Carlos, Calif.; brother of Kristen A. Mezzapelle of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Lauren E. Mezzapelle of Concord, Calif.; and grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Parker of Monroe Township, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mezzapelle of Ridgefield.

Michael graduated from California High School 2009, TAFE Vocational School, Perth, Western Australia, and studied computer programing. He was a pilot, accomplished guitarist and enjoyed photography, his family said. Besides his parents, sisters, grandparents, he leaves his fiancée, Rachael Ettinger of Concord, Calif., and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life took place on Sunday, Aug. 10, in San Mateo, Calif.

Donations may be made to Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.