John Michael Bajuk died May 7, 2016, from pneumonia after a five-week struggle. He was 53.
He was born in 1963 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. After traveling for 14 years with his naval officer father, the family returned to California.
John graduated from Carmel High School and then moved to South Lake Tahoe. He attended Lake Tahoe Community College and worked in the family restaurant, Lil’ Cowboy for 10 years. He also worked at the High Sierra Casino (now Hard Rock) as a security officer, followed by three years at Office Depot.
John then moved to Alameda where, until his death, he worked in security on the USS Hornet Museum.
He is survived by his mother, Lynne Bajuk of South Lake Tahoe; sisters, Laura Bajuk (Doug Debs) of Palo Alto and Beth Bajuk of Alameda.
The family thanks the tireless staff of Summit Hospital who worked to save John.