Point Pleasant: If you’re from Point Pleasant chances are you’ve ran into Scott Bruch. A jack of all trades Scott was the “pizza man” at Lenny’s Pizzeria, and Pizza Express in town for years. Scott was also a self employed landscaper where he landscaped homes all over town until he was forced to quit for health reasons. However, when Scott’s health started to get better he was employed by Lenny’s Silverton Meat Market smiling behind the counter to all the guests. Scott’s obituary is as follows
Scott Jamieson Bruch, Sr., 54, of Point Pleasant, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021. He was born and raised in Point Pleasant to the late, Roy and Beverly Bruch.
He worked as self-employed landscaper contractor for many years before having to retire due to health issues.
Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Anissa A. Troisi; son in namesake, Scott Jamieson Bruch, Jr.; stepdaughter, Gianna A. Troisi; brother-in-law, Michael A. Troisi; two brothers, Craig Bruch and his wife, Rosemary, and Christopher Bruch; and four sisters, Sheron Loenard, Cindy Harvie, Valerie Bomenblit, and Dawne Noble Higgins. His is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and his loving feline companion, Bucccino Matteo Troisi-Bruch (Lil’ butchie.)
Scott took great pride in the fact that he was born and raised in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and created a life and family for himself there as well. Known by the community as “Shark,” a long time staple at Lenny’s Pizzeria, his genuine personality and boastful laughter still resonates in the hearts of all who were privy to have known him. It was at the very same place he met his wife, Anissa, who immediately stole a “pizza his heart.” From that day and for twenty-one years more, he showered her, her daughter, and his son with absolute and unconditional love. A devoted husband until his passing, his perseverance and optimistic outlook carried him over the many hurdles life had thrown his way. And in the end he was rewarded with his greatest gift of all, love and family. His proudest accomplishment being his forever “Buddy” Scotty Bruch, Jr. who will forever carry within him the attributes of Scott we all loved most, a kind heart and a gentle giant demeanor.
Scott was a jack-of-all-trades and if there was something he didn’t know about he’d be an expert on it just a short week later. He was an avid reader, history buff, and music lover. He loved nature and being outdoors, especially the Pine Barrens, where he shared many fond memories of his escapades and adventures from growing up. Throughout his life though, his greatest passion was cooking. He put his heart into each and every one of his recipes and enjoyed sharing his creations with others…the secret ingredient always being Love. Known for his animated story telling, his enthusiasm and emotions came through and enraptured you, whether just sharing a story or the plethora of random information he held in that big head of his. He will be remembered for always having a listening ear, a joke to tell, and a sweet potato casserole to give.
In the end we live on through the imprint of love we’ve left on the hearts of those whom we loved and who loved us in return. May the stories he shared and the memories we hold, tell the story of Scott, a man who was satisfied with the simplicity of all of the little things that made his heart full, he truly loved the life he lived and the love he had.
Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m., Monday, August 16 at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road. At 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 17 a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Saint Peter Church, 406 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Deborah Hospital Foundation www.deborahfoundation.org
For condolences to the family please visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com