Wayne John Kleinjan
1949 - 2020
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Sept. 21, 1949 - Aug. 4, 2020 Wayne John Kleinjan, age 70, went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2020 after his courageous nine year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Grace Kleinjan and is survived by his brother, Steven (Florence) Kleinjan; his sisters, Sandy (Arne) Lassen and Joyce Kleinjan; nieces, Tina (Curt) Setzer, Stephanie (Sol) Poursalimi and Christi Lassen and five wonderful great nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. Wayne was born in San Pedro. He attended Leland Street School, Dana Jr. High and San Pedro High School. Wayne was a proud U.S. Army veteran and was the owner of K-Electric, one of the oldest electrical contracting firms in the South Bay. He was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He had a passion for boxing, jazz and classic cars and would delight you with his deep knowledge on the subjects. He lived by his faith by being a loving brother, Uncle and loyal and good friend to many. As an honest businessman, he led with and lived by his values. Wayne had an unbreakable bond with his brother anchored by a deep friendship, love and respect for one another. He deeply appreciated the prayers and support from his family members and his many friends in the community. His services will be a private family graveside service. A celebration of life will follow in the coming months. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Aug. 8, 2020.
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September 3, 2020
Wayne,Always a pleasure seeing you in
The Office when you were working in our
Bldg. on 5th Street.We looked forward to
Your stopping by Wayne Bettis Off. To
Visit with us.May God Lay his richest Blessings upon you.
Geri Barkan
Geri Barkan
Friend
August 20, 2020
Sending our deepest condolences to Wayne's family. He will be truly missed.
Filomena and Peter Peyton
Friend
August 16, 2020
Our condolences to the Kleinjan Family. We'll miss you scraper.
Maury and Curlie Williams
Friend
August 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. God Bless you Wayne!
Bernie Flores
Classmate
August 12, 2020
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Kathleen Calkins
August 11, 2020
My memory of Wayne was when he’d come to Canetti’s for breakfast with all his buddies. He’d order scrambled eggs with milk not water. He used to say make my eggs like my mom used to make them.
Joanne Canetti
Acquaintance
August 11, 2020
Wayne, We’ll never forget you !!!
Best long time friend and neighbor...
We love you,
Roberta, Amy, Kelly, Darby and
Willie.
Willie McCoy
Brother
August 11, 2020
Rest In Peace old friend. See you on the other side.
Dominic
Friend
August 10, 2020
Dear Steve, So sorry to hear the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now at this sad time.
So sad for all of us ... Aloha Wayne & God bless your memory.
Mark & Elizabeth Witzerman
Friend
August 10, 2020
Rest In Peace Wayne. We’ll miss you. Always looked forward to seeing you when we needed your expertise electrician skills. My mom will definitely miss being your assistant.
Gunnar & Sue Serpa & Kay Mattera
Friend
August 10, 2020
Our condolences to the entire Kleinjan family. I will miss Wayne’s dry humor and laughter along with a bottle or two of Stags Leap and a cigar, as we passed the time away in his garage. May you Rest In Peace my friend.
Carlos and Donna Trevino
Carlos Trevino
Friend
August 10, 2020
Many years ago Wayne worked with his father at all three McCowan markets. After his father‘s passing Wayne continued his work at the markets. Wayne was dependable and had the values of his father and was a real credit to his trade. He will keep the stars shining brightly in the heavens I am sure. Rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon you Wayne. Tedd, Leslie, and the Mccowan family.
Leslie Cirka
Friend
August 10, 2020
Our condolences to the entire Kleinjan family.
I will miss Wayne ... may he rest in peace with our Lord in his new
'Plantation'.
Carlos and Donna Trevino
Friend
August 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
poppy&teri cornejo
Family
August 10, 2020
Our condolences to the Kleinjan family. Wayne was a great guy and a friend to all. Rest in peace.
Steve & Ronna Uruburu
August 9, 2020
Wayne kept life interesting and I loved him so much. The world is a sadder place without him. He will always be in my heart. Sending all my sympathies to brother Steve and Flo and to the wonderfully loving Kleinjan family.
Marcie Miller
Friend
August 8, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Wayne was a true gentleman. Very sad when a great guy passes away. I know that everyone in San Pedro will miss him.
Nick Maricic
August 8, 2020
Steve and family,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved brother and uncle. May he rest in peace And God comfort you and your family in this difficult time. Many hugs and love to you all.
Mari D'Ambrosi
Friend
August 8, 2020
Wayne and I have been friends since Dana. He always made me laugh. I have thought of him often, these last few years, knowing of his health issues. And he still made it to our re-unions. No more pain, Wayne. I am going to miss you friend.
Nati Almeida Prudhomme
Friend
August 8, 2020
Steve and Family,
I'm sorry to read of Wayne's passing. I have the best memories of you and Wayne and Richard sitting at the corner table every morning at the Lighthouse. It was always so nice to see you guys. May Wayne rest in peace.
Erin Carter
August 8, 2020
To Steve & Family
We've had some good times together over many years. He will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences.
Dag & Margaret Kolderup
Friend
August 8, 2020
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Maegie Wick
August 8, 2020
Gonna miss you big guy, I know you suffered for a long time. You are free of pain now and in a much better place

Kenny Bezich
Friend
August 8, 2020
Wayne did a lot of work on our remodel. And 37 years later everything that he and Mr. K put in still works flawlessly. We were so lucky to find the best electricians to do our work. Our deepest condolences to the family. He will definitely be missed.
Herrmann Family
Friend
August 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss. May Wayne Rest In Peace.
Jerry rodich
Friend
August 8, 2020
Steve and Family,

Wayne was a wonderful man and a blessing to all who knew him and to the family and community he loved. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John Barbieri
Friend
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