John Philip Jayme II

Dec. 19, 1928 - Sept. 10, 2012
John Philip Jayme II

    John Philip Jayme II of Wainscott, known to family and friends as Bud, died at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 10 of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was 84.
    Mr. Jayme was born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 19, 1928, to William Jayme and the former Catherine Riley. He earned a B.A. in economics from Kenyon College in Ohio, where he was president of Psi Upsilon’s IOTA chapter, a fraternity that embraces “lifelong friendship, moral leadership, intellectual engagement, responsible social conduct, and service.”
    After college he worked his way up the corporate ladder to become a vice president of Continental Radiant Glass Heat, today called the Radiant Heater Corporation, in Wisconsin. While living in Manhattan and Hoboken, N.J., in the 1960s, Mr. Jayme and his partner, George Palmer, spent summers in East Hampton. Mr. Palmer died about 15 years ago, according to a longtime friend and neighbor, Michael Pratt. In the 1970s the couple decided to live here full-time, and they bought a house on Wainscott Stone Road. Mr. Jayme became a real estate broker.
    “Bud really loved dogs, especially bassett hounds. He’s had at least a half-dozen since I met him,” Mr. Pratt said.
    “He was very considerate and never forgot details about your life, which was one of the reasons I asked him to become my daughter’s godfather.” said Richard Needham of East Hampton, who met Mr. Jayme at college in 1949. “If you had a birthday or anniversary, Bud always called or sent a card. His many friends will remember his kindness and thoughtfulness.”
    Donations in Mr. Jayme’s memory can be sent to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton 11937, where he often attended Sunday services.