Lawrence H. Pease Jr.


Lawrence Herbert (“Huck”) Pease Jr. died 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. Huck spent his summers on the Vineyard until 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 lived for more than 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, Chandler C. Pease of Lyman, Maine, Barbara A. Pease of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Margaret Pease of Kennebunk, Maine, Ronald J. Pease of Blackstone, and Todd M. Pease of Griswold, Conn.; two stepchildren, Jenifer Markulakis of Litchfield, Ill., and Matthew J. Pieper of Beaufort, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by Jane E. Murphy Pieper Pease of San Francisco, Calif., and his father, Lawrence H. Pease of West Tisbury and Port St. Lucie, Fla.

A celebration of life was held at the Saloon on June 6. Remembrance donations can be sent to EXIT Theater, San Francisco: