Jun Maeyama

June 3, 1925 – Jan. 26, 2020

MAEYAMA, JUN, 94, was born on June 3, 1925 in Winters, CA and passed away peacefully on January 26 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kaoru Kay and is survived by his two children, Mark (Melissa) Maeyama of Pleasant Hill and Lynn Maeyama of Concord and 5 grandchildren.

Jun enlisted in the Army in October 1944 and resided in Chicago after serving for 2 years. He moved to San Francisco to enroll in airline instrument courses and went on to join Pan Am in 1951. He worked 27 years for United Airlines as a jet instrument mechanic.

He married Kay in 1953 and they resided in San Francisco. In 1965, he helped Kay open a new shop called Kay’s Coiffer. He designed and built the stylists’ workstations and shampoo areas. In their retirement years, they enjoyed golfing and travelling together.

Jun was a very talented craftsman and could fix anything! Up until the last couple of years, you could find him in his garage working on projects ranging from home remodels, repairs, and cabinet and furniture woodworking. He was always there to lend a helping hand to family or friends. He was the true “fixer upper” before it became popular!

Jun will be remembered for his kindness, quiet strength, giving nature and the love and care he provided to his family.

Per his wishes, a private family memorial service will be held in April. Donations may be made to the San Francisco Buddhist Church or the VA Medical Center.

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