In Memory of AJ Tamura

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Chef AJ took our breaths away everyday with his amazing humor, humility and his innovating culinary creativity.  He was larger than life and had many passions- food, music, and people to mention a few.

AJ was a mentor to many people throughout his career as an Executive Chef with Aramark.  He was a great friend beloved by all and a devoted husband and father.  He leaves his wife, Jenny, his childhood sweetheart and their three beautiful daughters, Lucy, Charlotte, and Alice who were his pride and joy.

The loss of AJ was very sudden and has left a large void personally as well as professionally.  Please take the time to donate and assist us in reaching our goal of
$25, 000 so that the family can plan his funeral and provide AJ with a final goodbye that he deserves and that his family needs for healing and closure and unforeseen expenses.

AJ's Celebration of Life is Sunday, March 11th at Monorchid in Phoenix, Arizona


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  • Ben Phillips 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Farah Ahmed 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Kristen Przano 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Miriah Smith 
Phoenix, AZ
Jenny Tamura 
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