John Beers

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John D. Beers died in his sleep on June 16th, 2017, at his home in Oakland,
California. He is survived by his mother, Joan Beers; his three brothers,
Dan, Rick, and Paul; and his longtime companion Shirley Tiangsing. John was
born in Oakland and grew up in the East Bay, graduating from Pinole Valley
High School in 1976. After a short stint as a respiratory therapist in the
late 1970's, John pursued his passion for cooking and enrolled in culinary
school. He then spent a career working at several gourmet restaurants,
primarily in Marin County, before settling back in Oakland in the late