Edwin Chan, a longtime Ventura County resident and owner of Chan's Imperial Palace restaurant in Port Hueneme, died at his Oxnard home after a brief illness. He was 82.
Chan was born in Kwang Tung Province, China.
He served as a U.S. Navy Seabee during World War II.
Chan also was in the grocery business for 40 years, working at the National Market and United Food Market in Ventura. He also opened C & J Market in Oxnard.
In 1971, he and his wife, Mary, opened Chan's.
Chan also was a member of the Chinese American Club of Ventura County.
In addition to his wife, Chan is survived by sons Tom Chan of San Diego and John Chan of North Hollywood; daughters Mae Wong of Alhambra, Mabel Brundage of Honolulu, Maylene Ayres of Santa Rosa, Darlene Starr of Oxnard and Dixie Chan of Mountain View; a nephew and six grandchildren.
Funeral services are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. They will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.