John Allen Janes lost his courageous four year battle with prostate cancer Aug. 31,2010, at the age of 63. He passed away in his cherished home of 25 years in Corona del Mar with his beloved family at his side.
John was the youngest child born to John Clifford Janes and Orga Edith Janes in Parkersburg, W.Va. He graduated from Parkersburg High School and attended UC Davis. John was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Air Force for three years.
He began his career as a developer more than three decades ago with the development of single family housing, as well as commercial and industrial development projects. Throughout his career he served as president of Janes Co., president of Pentridge Real Estate Co., as well as the director of forward planning for both the Janes Group and M.D. Janes Cos. Most recently, John was chairman of ESA Energy, which provides environmentally supportive power and renewable energy projects.