Bruce Walter Shott, 62, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
He was born on February 21, 1961, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
One of the greatest joys in Bruce's life was residing in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Having grown up amidst the hustle and bustle of New Jersey, this tranquil corner of the world provided him with solace amidst its scenic beauty. Surrounded by rolling hills and the majestic mountains of the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies, the area's winding roads were perfect for motorcycle rides. Bruce found peace in this idyllic setting.
Bruce's life was marked by his passion for motorcycles. He was not only an enthusiast but also a talented motorcycle mechanic. People from far and wide would come to seek his expertise and entrust their beloved bikes into his capable hands. Bruce's skill as a mechanic was no secret and it garnered him respect and admiration. He took great pride in his work and found joy whenever he was laboring on a new project.
Bruce is survived by his loving mother, Cecelia Louise Rohrig Shott; his brothers, Barry Brian and Randy William Shott; his nephews Brian Shott and his wife, Meghan, and their children Lyla and Darcy, and Christopher Shott and his wife, Michelle, and their children, Annabel and Liesl; and the many loving friends that he made in the Valley. He was also a friend of Bill W’s for many years.
He is preceded in death by his father, George “Bill” William Shott.
The passing of Bruce has left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his kindness, his dedication to his craft, and his unwavering love for the scenic beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.
A graveside inurnment will be held at Saint James Lutheran Church Cemetery in Fishersville at a later date.
It is suggested that those desiring may make memorial contributions to Saint James Lutheran Church (320 St James Rd, Fishersville, VA 22939).