Were you aware of the website FindaGrave? http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Br...
John already has a memorial - you can request a photo and you can take over management of the memorial by clicking on Cindy's name and leaving her a message
From the CA death index:
BRAUN JOHN dob 1901 08 02 mother's maiden name SCHLEPPE father BRAUN MALE born ND died SAN FRANCISCO county dod 1957 07 01 age 55