Bruce Allen Schojan, age 83 of St Petersburg, FL passed away January 31, 2024, at The Gulf Shore Care Center in Pinellas Park, FL where he received wonderful care.
He was born in Canandaigua, NY and retired in Florida as a Culinary Chef, Manager, and Restaurant Owner. In his early years he worked at the Omni International Restaurant Hotel in Atlanta, GA as a prep cook and trained to be an Expert in Culinary Cooking.
“Living my dream” and “Life is great if you don’t weaken” were just a couple of his favorite sayings.
He would love to go fishing, watch old western movies, listen to Elvis Presley playing Jail House Rock, and Playing Poker.
Bruce was tough on the outside and set in his ways, but he was a very loving, caring person on the inside.
His parents, Albert Hilton Schojan Sr., and Mildred Tomion, both deceased, also gave him a brother Albert Hilton Schojan Jr. His parents both remarried, blessing Bruce with two sets of parents, Mildred and Spider Marshall, and Albert Schojan Sr. and Naomi Schojan.
Albert and Naomi Schojan gave Bruce and Albert Jr. more siblings, sisters Linda, Gale, and Pat, and brothers Howard, Marvin, and Paul, also giving Bruce several in laws, and many nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews. His mother raised him with his sister, Debbie Koch. Later in life he found out he had an older half-sister, Joan Simpson, who his mother had before marrying Albert.
Bruce had three daughters, Theresa Frascati (granddaughter and grandson), Hedi Smith (two grandsons) and Lisa Schmidt, now deceased. He also had two sons, Chris Schojan, now deceased (granddaughter), his youngest brother Bruce Schojan Jr., and his two older half-brothers, Joesph Paul Schojan (granddaughter and grandson) and Frederick Nicholas Schojan (two granddaughters and two great grandchildren).
A private service will be at sea.