Lawrence Herbert “Huck” Pease Jr. passed away after a short battle with cancer on June 2, 2017, at the age of 62. Huck was born Dec. 13, 1954, in New Britain, Conn., to Lawrence H. Pease and Lucille Hanes. He attended school at Mooreland Hill School, Berkshire Academy and the San Francisco Art Institute.
As soon as he was old enough, he headed to San Francisco to follow his dreams. He was a member of the Local 510 Union, as well as being a longtime fixture at The Saloon in North Beach where he worked as a bartender. He loved the art and music scene of his neighborhood, where he had lived for over 30 years.
He is survived by longtime companion, Cynthia “Crystal” Chasteen; his mother, Lucille Hanes of Stuart, Fla.; siblings, Belinda P. Burke of Oak Bluffs, Mass., Chandler C. Pease of Lyman, Maine, Barbara A. Pease of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Margaret Pease of Kennebunk, Maine, Ronald J. Pease of Blackstone, Mass., and Todd M. Pease of Griswold, Conn.; two stepchildren, Jenifer Markulakis of Litchfield, Ill., and Matthew J. Pieper of Beaufort, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by Jane E. Murphy Pieper Pease and his father, Lawrence H. Pease.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Saloon on June 6. Remembrance donations can be sent to EXIT Theater, San Francisco www.theexit.org .
Colma Cremation & Funeral Services; colmacremation.com.