Bohdan Thomas Pruski

Durango, Colorado

1948 - 2020


July 19, 2020
Durango, Colorado
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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Bohdan (Bo) Thomas Pruski passed away peacefully in his home in Durango, Colorado on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from sudden cardiac arrest. He was 71 years old. He was a generous man, devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather. He loved Durango and had many friends and connections in our...

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Bo, you left us way too soon. I remember the many good times and laughs we shared growing up together. You were the brother with the adventurous spirit and lived your life to the fullest. I will miss you Bo.

No mystery to the fact that a common thread in eulogies for Bo is his generosity - in the kitchen, in the wine cellar, in discussion, in life. AS an Aussie I was lucky to get to know him, through all too infrequent contacts, after my son Charlie discovered and married his marvellous daughter Kathryn, and that one word description for him is perfect and telling. It is surely one of the very best things that can be said of a man. Many beautiful meals, a lot of great discussions, not enough...

We miss you, your BIG presence, your humor, your story telling, your passion for cooking, relentless to achieve perfection. Boy, your smoked meats still make my mouth water. But it is your gentle kindness and generosity to anyone who came into contact with you that will be missed the most.

Bo, my sweetheart eternal, you left me too soon. There are so many things to share and say but I’m glad ‘I love you’ was the way we ended each day.

A Poem for my Daddy

You always supported us, whether near or far.
We loved your humor, smiles were amazing: 5 stars.
Words to describe you: generous, gregarious, fun loving, intelligent and strong.
Your advice was worth a million and never went wrong.

Daddy, you had a contagious energy and were the life of the party.
You could fix and build anything; a total smarty.
Confident and opinionated, shy were not.
Good humor and...