Vaclav (James, Jimmy) Pruzina
Departed on May 28th, 2021, in Melbourne Beach, Florida
Vaclav (James, Jimmy) Pruzina was born on September 16, 1932 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to parents Anna Tužilova and Vaclav Pružina. He died on May 28th, 2021, in Melbourne Beach, Florida. He was 88 years old.
Vaclav (Jimmy) proudly became a United States citizen after bravely taking his immediate family and escaping the Communist regime in 1969. He has lived in Manhattan, New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Smithville, N.J. and finally, for the past 20 years, in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
Jimmy loved having an active life. As a waiter trained in French service, he worked in the Wall Street Banker’s Club and many five star restaurants as a maitre’d. He directed catering for banquets in hotels such as the Sheraton, the Hilton, the Tropicana Casino and others. He played tennis under almost any weather conditions, including high humidity and 95 degree heat. He loved tent camping, fishing off-shore, as well as off of his boat on the Jersey Shore. As he got older, he exchanged his tent for a Winnebago Mini camper. This became his pride and joy, as he and his wife explored the country together in style.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, three children, eight grand children and seven great-grandchildren in the United States, and by a sister living in Prague, Czech Republic.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021.