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Jessie Ulibas, 16, Milpitas High Student

Family, friends gather to remember Milpitas teen, who died at home.

Editor's note: The name and image of Jessie Ulibas are published with permission from his mother.

Jessie Ulibas liked riding fixed-gear bikes. The 16-year-old would go out riding with his brother and friends. 

During the summer, he worked a part-time job at CVS/pharmacy that ended when he returned to high school for his junior year. In his second week of school, tragedy struck.

On Wednesday just before midnight, police responded to an emergency call and arrived at his home to find him unconscious, according to a statement. Officers and paramedics were unable to revive him. The police department has not disclosed the cause of death.

"I was hanging out with him the whole day, and he seemed fine," said his older brother, Brylle Ulibas, who graduated last year from Milpitas High.

"I can't believe it," said his mother, Aurea Ulibas.

On Thursday, many relatives and friends gathered at the house to remember Jessie. They held a collective prayer in the afternoon.

A Catholic, he had been confirmed at St. Elizabeth's Church earlier this year, on May 7.

Some students at Milpitas High campus plan to wear black Friday in memory of their classmate.

The Ulibas family moved to Milpitas from the city of Santa Clara in 2003.

Jessie was the second of four children. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and a younger sister.

The memorial service is being arranged at the Lima Family Mortuary in Fremont. Plans will be announced soon. The service will be open to the public.

To help defray costs of the memorial service and arrangements, members of the public may send a monetary donation to the family.

Checks may be made in the name of: Aurea Ulibas, 365 Carnegie Dr., Milpitas 95305.

Dee Henry September 09, 2011 at 07:54 AM
RIP!!! prayers to his family and friends!!! Dee Henry
R Moreno September 09, 2011 at 04:40 PM
There are many people praying for you and the family. RIP
Angelina Soria September 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Dang i kant believe hes gone he was in my rsp class at rsncho 7 n 8th grad n went to my 15th bday with danny ,wow i move n come bk n find out this rip jess
Naomi Nguyen March 27, 2013 at 02:56 AM
I met his younger sister just this year and she's a very fun loving person. i know that her older brother died but i don't know much about it. As a good friend i came too say my prayers to him and i hope he will look down at his family from heaven and wish them the best! ~ Naomi Nguyen

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