Vic recently lost his son and he is trying to get into his computer and accounts, but only he had the passwords. Leo says that LastPass has a feature that will enable survivors to gain access to the data. The cellphone may be a more difficult proposal, though. The dangerous thing is that there is a setting in both Android and iOS that could erase the phone if he fails 10 times to open it up.
The Aroma File Manager is a possible solution, it bypasses the pattern. He can find it at forum.xda-developers.com here. SafeTricks.org has an article on how to bypass using Aroma here.
There's also ADB by Google.