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Roy Ryoji Ayabe was born in 1961 to Eiji and Fusako Ayabe in San Francisco, California and passed away suddenly after complications from surgery on October 8, 2022.
He attended Alamo Elementary School and Presidio Middle School in San Francisco and was a member of Troop 58 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The family moved to Port Orchard, WA in 1973 where he attended Marcus Whitman Jr. High School and South Kitsap High School and lettered in track and cross country.
In 1978, the family moved to Concord, CA in the East Bay where he attended Clayton Valley High School and graduated in 1979. He then received his AA degree at Diablo Valley College and studied business at San Francisco State University.
During college he worked at Shell service station and became co-owner at Shell in San Ramon. He then moved to automotive services at Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Acura, Service Outlet and ended his career at Walnut Creek Ford. He was a dedicated employee and did everything he could for his customers and co-workers.
In 2000 he met the love of his life Grace Horng and they got married in 2002. They had two beautiful daughters Tamilyn and Tessa. He was a doting husband and father who never complained. He loved sweets, cars and collecting memorabilia but his biggest joy in life was to do anything and everything to make his family happy.
He was loved by everyone who met him and his warm smile and kind demeanor will be missed by all who knew him.
Roy is survived by his loving wife Grace (Horng), two daughters Tamilyn and Tessa, father Eiji, siblings Stephen (Sharlene), Katherine Yuko (Stacy), nieces Kira and Chloe, in-laws Cheng and Nancy (Horng) and dog Aki and predeceased by his mother Fusako.
In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up by the Walnut Creek Ford family to help support the Ayabe family during this difficult time. Please visit the link here for more information: https://gofund.me/b3f657e6