Gabriel Eric Moore August 12, 1996 - July 25, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gabriel Eric Moore, age 15, of El Segundo. His accidental drowning in Costa Rica on July 25th leaves us heartbroken and in shock. Gabriel was an exceptional, active and competitive teen who loved World of Warcraft, Krav Maga, marathon running, surfing, scuba diving, tournament ping pong and his dog Skip. After graduating from high school Gabriel had planned to join the Navy Seals. Gabriel leaves behind his many grieving friends and loving family especially his father Terry Moore, his mother Mireille Trevare and his older brother Julien; along with his grandparents Genevieve and Joseph Trevare, Catherine Podliasky and his uncle Bertrand Trevare. "Death is not extinguishing the light; It is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come".

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  1. I can’t imagine how painful it must be to lose a child. But I have been with both Terry and Mireille all week and I can tell you their strength and their expressions of love for Gabriel and his brother Julien have been an inspiration to us all.

  2. Gabriel’s sudden death reminds all of us to say, “I love you” to those in our lives whom we truly love. We should never be stingy with our love. We should never give our love or express our love only if we think we’ll get something in return. Gabriel knew he was loved, on a daily basis, and that’s how it should be. Don’t wait for tomorrow to tell someone you love them if you really do. There may be no tomorrow to get that chance.

  3. My thoughts are with Gabriel’s family. As his teacher, I always found him to be a positive influence in the classroom. He will be missed.

  4. My heart is filled with sadness for you and your family, Terry. Gabriel was a fine, young man. A tribute to the quality of the parenting he received.

  5. Dear Terry, My staff and I want to let your know that our hearts go out to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear this news.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. There are no spoken works that can provide any comfort at a time like this.

  7. Il n’y a aucun mot… Juste toutes mes pensées, mes prières, mon amour pour toi mon Terrichon, Julien et Mireille. Mes prières accompagnent Gabriel à chaque instant. Titi

  8. Being one of Gabriel’s classmates, I had the joy of getting to know him quite well. He was always so funny and made me laugh every second I was with him. You will be missed Gabriel. Much love to you and your family.

  9. My heart goes out to Mireille and to all of you who knew Gabriel well and loved him. My deepest condolences.

  10. Dear Mireille, Terry and Julien There is absolutely no words to express how deeply sorry and sadden I am about your loss. I will always remember the first time I met Gabriel, a shy little 8yr old boy. I watched him grow into an amazing respectful young man. Thank you for allowing me to be in his life.

  11. Sending love to all those who were touched by Gabriel’s light. Dearest Mireille,I knew Gabriel through your loving, devoted words. My heart is with you.

  12. Sending love to all those who were touched by Gabriel’s light. Dearest Mireille,I knew Gabriel through your loving, devoted words. My heart is with you.

  13. I will never forget the time when I had the opportunity to play ping pong with Terry and the boys at their house. I remember driving home that night and thinking what a smart, polite, engaging and wonderful young man Gabriel was. It was truly a wonderful evening – ping pong, Chipotle and some fun conversation. Gabriel left a lasting impression on me even though that was our only time getting to know each other. Even though I wasn’t fortunate enough to know him better, the stories and loving reflections that Terry has told me over the years has made me feel as if I knew him well. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.

  14. I was deeply saddened to hear about Gabriel. He was a favorite student of mine. His deep insight and care for others was truly a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Gabrielle will be remembered by me as such a sweet and loving person. To watch him grow from a boy to a young man, one who was once shy and grew into a very considerate, polite and great person. And, we were always happy to see him as he became part of our extended family although we didn’t get to see him recently. Forever, he will remain with us.

  16. I am so sad to learn of Gabriel’s passing. I had the good fortune to bump into him a few months ago, while he was running. I initially didn’t recognize him, because he’d grown so much. He stopped and said, “Brian?!” We had a really nice conversation about running – I asked him how fast he could run a 400 these days, and remember it being mind-bogglingly fast. He also mentioned that he wanted to become a Navy Seal, and seemed very confident. This made me very happy – he was really putting it all together. I previously had the pleasure of being Gabriel’s guitar teacher. I always loved his intensity, even when he’d get frustrated, because every-once-in-a-while, I’d get a glimpse of what he was capable of, and it was special. The fire burned brightly! Most importantly, Gabriel was a genuine and kind person. I will miss him greatly. Julien and Mireille, my thoughts are with you! Peace and love, Brian

  17. I am so blessed to have know gabriel since the 6th grade as one of his classmates. He was a great friend and always their if i need help. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed Gabriel!

  18. I am truly shocked and heartbroken at the news of this terrible accident. I loved working with Gabriel and was so proud to see him grow over the years. He truly touched my heart. My thoughts are with the family. He will be sincerely missed.

  19. We love you guys and will miss the bright light that was Gabe. He was something special and always nice to me. Love, Ian and Laura

  20. The last time that I saw Gabriel was only a couple of weeks ago. I was so proud of him and the young man that he was becoming. He shook my hand like a man. He just lit up the room with his happiness and energy. It was the first time that I was exchanging conversations with a man instead of a boy. Like all kids, we go through a struggle and Gabriel was no different. He was discovering who he was. I am a better person having known Gabriel. He will be greatly missed but God was in need of another Angel.

  21. I got the chance to meet Gabriel many times, when he would show up at the ping pong club. He was always friendly, interested in life and in the future opportunities life offered, and was polite and charming, as he asked me about my own life and my travels. It was a pleasure for me to see Gabriel and his brother as they were growing up and moving through their teen years, with all the excitement and challenges that those times bring to us all. I cannot express how sad I was to hear of the horrible news, and I wish Gabriel’s family as much peace and comfort as possible as they deal with their loss.

  22. I only met Gabriel a few times, when he came to the table tennis club with his father Terry, and his older brother Julien. But the few opportunities I had to interact with Gabriel were very enjoyable. He left me with a strong and lasting impression of a friendly, open, and genuine young man. I’ll never forget his bright smile.

  23. Dear Terry, Mireille and Julien, It is with deep sorrow that I learned of Gabriel’s tragic passing.The lose of a child is the hardest of all. I pray that the love of your family and friends will help you during this difficult time. You have my love and condolences, Rose

  24. Dear Mireille, Terry and Julien, We are deeply sorry about the passing of Gabe. First time we met him, he was only three months old. It was a pleasure to watch him become a wonderful young man full with humor and energy. For certain we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Gabriel leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. Our lives have been enriched by knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your hearts find peace and comfort.

  25. Gabriel was a great friend. In all my time knowing him I can’t recall a moment where he didn’t have a smile on his face. He was very kind, I never knew him to be anything but optimistic, I was planning on joining him in krav maga as soon as my schedule cleared up. He was always excited, like he was just wining at life. He was the nicest person I have ever met and I can say that with confidence. He took me paintballing for the first time in my life, that is an experience I will never forget. People would often mistake us for each other, in a way that made us closer to one another. I wish I could have spent more time with Gabriel, but the times I did spend with him were amazing. I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you the best in your struggles.

  26. Words cannot express my deepest sympathy to the Moore family and all the extended friends and loved ones of their dear Gabriel.

  27. Words cannot express my deepest sympathy to the Moore family and all the extended friends and loved ones of their dear Gabriel.

  28. Gabriel, I do not know where else to write to you..I no longer know ho to tell you that I love you. From the moment you were placed in my arms till the moment I held you for the last time. I am quite lost without you around, my son. This place is, I think, made for others to write. You never went for tradition, so this is where I write. Hoping with every fiber that , somehow, you can read all these messages. I love you, Gab.


  30. je n’ai pas malheureusement pas pu connaitre mon petit cousin. je viens partager avec vous ce poème indien, un peu modifié par mes sentiments: Quand je ne serais plus là, relachez moi. Laissez moi partir. J’ai tellemnt de de choses à faire, à voir.Ne pleurez pas en pensant à moi. Soyez reconnaissants pour ces belles années. Je vous ai donné mon amitiè. Devinez le bonheur que vous m’avez apporté.Je vous remercie de l’amour que vous m’avez démontré. Maintenant,il est temps de voyager seul. Pour un court moment vous pouvez avoir de la peine. Nous serons séparés quelqus temps.Mais laissez les souvenirs appaiser votre douleur. Je ne suis pas loin et la vie continue.Même si ne vous ne pouvez plus me voir, je serais là et si vous écoutez votre coeur vous éprouverez la douceur de l’amour que je vous apportrais. N’allez pas pleurer devant l’océan, je suis là, je ne dors pas. Je suis le sintiellement de l’eau, je suis l’éveil de la mer, je suis une étoile … de mer qui veille sur vous. Ne pleurez pas, je vous aime. Je dédit ce poème à Gabriel mon petit cousin ainsi qu’à ses parents, Bertand, sa famille, ses amis. Avec toute mon affection. Muriel sa cousine,mon mari Serge et mon fils Cyril qui à le même age que ce tendre Gagriel (et vous savez que GABRIEL est ange)

  31. Au revoir Gabriel. Il est dit qu’Il rappelle à lui les meilleurs d’entre nous. Aujourd’hui j’ai allumé un cierge dans une très jolie église de Quimper pour toi. C’est la première fois que je te parle Gabriel. Pour moi, tu es un ange dans les cieux. Tu es parti le 25 – jour de ma naissance… “Je suis debout au bord de la plage. Un voilier passe dans la brise du matin et part vers l’océan Il est la beauté, il est la vie. Je le regarde jusqu’à ce qu’il disparaisse à l’horizon. Quelqu’un à mon côté dit “il est parti!” Parti de mon regard, c’est tout. Son mât est toujours aussi haut, sa coque a toujours la force de porter sa charge humaine. Sa disparition totale de ma vue est en moi, pas en lui. Et juste au moment où quelqu’un près de moi dit : ” Il est parti”, il y en a d’autre qui, le voyant poindre à l’horizon et venir vers eux, s’exclament avec joie: “Le voilà” Ce poème est pour toi Terry, pour sa Maman, pour Julien et tous ceux qui ont aimé Gabriel.Marion

  32. Dearest Moore Family, My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. May your beautiful angel, Gabriel, rest in peace. God Bless you all.

  33. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Gabriel. He was so full of life and just starting to fully live. All my prayers are with him and his family. Ernest

  34. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy for your loss- I will pray for your healing and Gabriel’s soul. Please call upon me if I may be of any assistance to you.

  35. Everyday we are praying for you, Gabriel,Mireille, Julian and Terry and asked that you find a way to cope with the pain of this apparent separation . We feel very so limited in our ability to help but at least know that we understand what you are going through and we love you for your courage.

  36. Everyday we are praying for you, Gabriel,Mireille, Julian and Terry and asked that you find a way to cope with the pain of this apparent separation . We feel very so limited in our ability to help but at least know that we understand what you are going through and we love you for your courage.

  37. Nos pensées et nos prières t’accompagnent, Gabriel. Je garderai toujours le souvenir d’un garçon plein de vie et d’énergie. David

  38. I was dumbfounded to hear of his passing. I knew him from childhood. he was always polite and said hi when i saw him. He will be sorely missed. My condolences sincerist condolences to his family.

  39. My deepest wish is for you and your family a quick recovery from your sorrow and that all memories of Gabriel remain vidid and wonderful in your heart and soul

  40. Terry – I was out of town for a few weeks when I got back I received the news – I am so sorry for your loss. Though I did not know him well, he seemed a solid vibrant young man who well be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers for you in this most tragic time. Jim Gray

  41. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodby to Gabe. I heard his name every single day as he was my grandson (Isaac)’s best friend. It was a beautiful memorial and I pray you find peace in his memory.

  42. Words can’t properly express the pain and sorrow. It’s Gabriel’s attitude, his ‘joie de vivre’, his ambition, healthy irreverence for norms that didn’t seem to make sense, and his passion and enthusiasm, so obvious when he spoke – that I want to remember and rely upon to overcome the grief. Deepest condolences to the loving family; you’re in our hearts.

  43. I’m so dearly sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him that well and I wasn’t that close of a friend to him but I knew him enough in my P.E. class, as a funny and very atheletic person. It’s so sad to hear this news, and I wish the family of Gabe the best.

  44. I’m gonna miss this guy. He gave me a reason to laugh at school everyday. He’s also the only guy I won a medal with in Track. Requiescat In Pace Gabriel. Your Memory Will Never Die.

  45. The Determined Man unfearing Ventured bravely forth Day to day end Alongside Odin’s raven’s Huginn and Muninn Striving to rival Thor’s feats Joining in Odin’s quest bold-hearted Gabriel Loyal, benevolent, and affable To his kindred, and comrades Spirited away, by the Valkyries To join the Elder Kin In the Twilight of the Gods My great friend My great brother Gabriel Deep as my sorrow is As broken as my heart is I must keep it to myself For bold-hearted unfearing Gabriel Would not approve ^ A Norse poem I thought up. Gabriel and I enjoyed talking about Norse Lore, and the Vikings, and spoke about it often, and at least once a week. His favorites were Thor, Magni, and Odin. But other than that. I loved Gabriel like family. I met him when we were in the 6th grade(we met in Mrs Mishak’s class). In the short time I knew him, we shared many good memories, taught each other much, and became close friends. He inspired me, and made an impact upon my life, like no other friend. I truly don’t know, what I will do without my beloved friend, and brother. I consider myself, exceptionally privileged, to have known and been so close to Gabriel. Ever since that awful day, all I have thought about the many great times we had. Remembering such things makes me happy, to have known him. But also makes my heart ache, for I will never experience, talk, or engage in anymore memories with my marvelous friend. I know everyone says such things. But I will never forget, stop missing, appreciating, cherishing, and holding onto, the memories, inspiration, companionship, and knowledge, Gabriel Moore or Captain Frenchy as I nicknamed him, gave me. I still can’t believe my wonderful friend is gone. It truly breaks my heart. That is fine, as Gabriel would have scolded me for such sorrow. His loving friend – Isaac Artemis Olsen

  46. Gabriel, Although we we not too close I value the memories we had together in school and track. Always willing to be the first one to try something new and lead the team in track. You smile and ability to do what you want and what made yourself happy is what I aspire to be like one day. You were an inspiration. Our prayers with you and your family You will be missed

  47. a year ago, I had a flat tire in downtown El Segundo, and as I was getting out the apparatus to change the tire, I heard a young mans voice behind me say “need some help?” A perfect stanger and a young perfect stranger. He helped me unload and mount the tire and we talked a bit about surfing and snorkling. He mentioned his name because I asked. I thought, in this time in our country, a young man stops to help a 63 year old with a tire like it was second nature. I offered a 20 dollar bill, he refused saying “I never mind earnin a buck but not from just helpin someone” It was great irony I returned to the South Bay yesterday from a month in Europe and was paging thru the LA Times papers that had accumulated for me with a neighbor while I was gone. As I paged thru the LA Extra section the photo in the 8-3 edition hit me like a giant boxing glove. There he was, the kid from El Segundo, Gabriel. I lost my 15 year old grandson 3 years ago to an accident and have never recoved. Please mom and dad, get hold of me as I am well versed in starting a scholarship fund in his name, I did one for my grandson. This saddens me again but starting a scholy will ease your pain and immortalize his name. Peace, I did not know him and I miss him. Would love to help. Thanks, Mike Uporsky

  48. To the Moore and Trevare families, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. I met Gabriel when he visited his father’s office several years ago. I still remember him as the sweet, quiet little boy with the floppy blonde hair that stood by my desk with a very curious look on his face. It seems he grew into a wonderfully kind and focused young man, a feat possible with the support of a loving family. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time and I will continue to keep Gabriel and all of you in my prayers.

  49. …I just want to say that I enjoyed sharing the love for the ocean with Gabriel and that I am glad to to have helped him to discover the underwater world. He will stay in my mind forever! I share the pain with Terry and Julien hoping they are strong enough to go forward in their life. You did not deserve that, guys! Big hope to see you again! Arrivederci!

  50. I am so sorry to hear of Gabriel’s passing. I do remember both him and his brother fondly while they were at the middle school. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely, Lori Klein

  51. Dear Terry, Mirrelie and Julien. I hope that from this disaster and from this loss, you will build and come out stronger. There are no words to describe the shock I had when I heard. Even though I only had brief moments with Gabriel, there were quite a few in the Ping Pong club, and enough to make an impact. I hope you all will never know more sorrow. Best, Eitan

  52. It’s hard to imagine the sadness and shock of such a loss. Our small, collegial table tennis community at the club feels each player’s presence, and absence, deeply. We will miss Gabriel and his quiet, determined passion for the game. We were watching him grow up, too, and will miss the opportunity to see him realize all of his ambitious plans. My deepest condolences to the family.

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