Sidney Kosasa, 86, the founder of the ABC Stores chain of convenience stores catering to tourists in Hawaii, died Nov. 17, the company said. Kosasa died in his sleep, but the cause of death was not reported.
Kosasa opened his first ABC store in 1964. The chain has since expanded it to 55 outlets in Hawaii, eight in Guam, two in Saipan and six in Las Vegas.
He was born in December 1919 in Palolo Valley on Oahu and attended UC Berkeley, where he earned a pharmacist's degree.
During World War II, he was sent to Tule Lake internment camp in Northern California. There he met and married his wife, Minnie.