Posted on: September 27, 2022
Bruce Theodore Chosney was born November 10, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. He was the eldest son of Theodore S. Chosney, an engineer, and Eugenia Wachauf Chosney, a high school teacher.
Bruce attended Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, New Jersey, receiving his diploma in 1960. His college years were spent at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, and graduated with a B.S. in 1964. He spent four years at the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia, receiving his M.D. in 1968.
Bruce married Michele Madeleine Evans in June 1967. They were married for 55 years and have three children: Gabrielle (Famun) Nabi, Brett Chosney, and Craig Chosney. Bruce is also survived by his younger brother Joseph Chosney, and two grandchildren Kamillah Nabi and Ashlan Nabi.
Bruce’s military service took place in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 – 1973. He was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, and attained the rank of Major. Bruce’s post-doctoral training included internship at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; residency at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center; and a Hematology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He spent 16 years working in private practice as a medical oncologist at Sacramento Center for Hematology and Medical Oncology in Sacramento, California; 5 years at Holt-Krock Clinic, Fort Smith, Arkansas; and 10 years in partnership with Robert L. Carter, M.D., in Joplin, Missouri. His later years were spent working at various hospitals doing Locum Tenens positions in various locations in Indiana and the Midwest.
Bruce remained hard-working throughout his career. Bruce loved baseball and most other sports. He was an avid golfer. He enjoyed traveling to Europe and locations in the U.S. with his wife and children. He died of bladder cancer at the age of 79.