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John (Jay) Munnis passed away of natural causes on Sunday July 24, 2016.
John who went by the name of “Jay” is survived by older brother Robert Munnis and his wife of 47 years Phyllis Munnis as well as two nephews Philip Munnis and Jason Munnis.
Jay was born in Boston Massachusetts on July 29, 1948. Jay attended Milton High School in Boston. After graduating in 1966, he joined the US Army. Jay did his stint in the Army and was honorable discharged.
Afterward he settled in the OC, Orange County California and eventually wound up living his last 20 years in Dana Point, a small coastal town in the southern tip of Orange County.
Jay spent most of his career in the music business. Jay was a performer in his early years and then moved into production. Jay worked as Production Manager for the Coach House Concert Hall for many years thru the 80’s and 90’s. In the early 2000’s Jay went to work for Danman’s Music School where he became a Luthier at the music school and was the go to guy for hundreds of musicians and performers in the South Orange County when they needed help fixing their instruments.
Jay was also loved by the many students, teachers and parents at the music school.
Jay loved the ocean, he loved basketball, and especially he loved to watch the Los Angeles Lakers.