Cha Sul Ahn, 93, West Annapolis restaurant owner

September 21, 2005

Cha Sul Ahn, a retired West Annapolis restaurant owner, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis. He was 93.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Mr. Ahn attended high school in the city and served in the Korean navy.

In 1973 he moved to Annapolis and opened the Tempura House restaurant on Melvin Avenue.

He sold the business when he retired about 10 years ago.

"He worked until he was 86 and never missed a day's work," said daughter Gian Petersen of Virginia Beach, Va.

Mr. Ahn cultivated a garden filled with Asian vegetables, which he supplied to the Korean community.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 1911 Forest Drive, Annapolis.

Also surviving are his wife of 68 years, the former Ok Ye Shin; two sons, Eugene Ahn of Washington. and Chul Ahn of Annapolis; two additional daughters, Hee Young Park of New York City and Su Kie Mollandor of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Jae Il Ahn of Seoul; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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