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Thorvald 'TJ' Jacob Pruis
September 27, 1955 - April 30, 2022
Thorvald 'TJ' Jacob Pruis, 66, passed away suddenly on April 30, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 27, 1955. Thorvald moved to New York, United States in 1957 with his parents; the late Mr. Dries Pruis and Ybeltje Winifred DeVries. He was an avid baseball player in Pacifica High School where he met his sweetheart and wife, Sharon Rene Pruis, fondly called Rene. Thorvald and Rene Pruis were married in March of 1975 in Pittsburg, California. He is survived by his wife Sharon Rene Pruis and their children Brandie Nicole two sons; Brannon Andries Pruis and Brian Aubrey Pruis..Thorvold served in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1979 and received an honorable discharge.In 1979 Thorvald and Rene moved to Paradise, California where he worked as an air conditioning, heating (HVAC) and refrigeration Technician with Franks Air Conditioning for one year. He continued his HVAC and refrigeration career with the former Chico Community hospital, now Enloe hospital, for 20 years and moved on to Chico Unified School District. He worked with Sierra Nevada Brewery and helped widows and people who were in need of HVAC and refrigeration services. Thorvald greatly enjoyed his military experience and career in HVAC and Refrigeration. He was active in the Paradise Community, was a 2018 Campfire survivor and a member of the CMA Church in Paradise.He was baptized in 1988 and loved the Lord. A huge sports fan; Thorvald loved the 49ers and San Francisco Giants. As an adult, Thorvald played baseball. He enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, outdoor sports and fiercely loved his family and friends. He was also a fan of the celebrity Radio Broadcaster and Commentator, Paul Harvey. Thorvald was a caring, good, kind, God-Fearing, strong man who loved his wife, children, Nieces, Nephews, Siblings, Relatives and Grandchildren very much.Proceeding his death were his father; Mr. Dries Pruis, Mrs. Norma Dries Pruis and Thorvald's Mother; Ybeltje Winifred DeVries. Left to cherish his memory are; His loving Wife Rene Pruis; Daughter; Brandie Nicole Pruis, Sons; Brannon Andries Pruis, Brian Aubrey Pruis, Daughter-in-law; Jill Pruis, Grandchildren; Darian LaRee Pruis-Horner,Garett Jacob Horner, Grand Daughter-in-law, Kelli Horner, Chloe Elizabeth Pruis McGlothlin and Grand Son-In-Law, Ricky McGlothlin, Sydney Paige Pruis and Caleb Andries Pruis. Thorvald's Sisters; Irene Devries-Buchta, Denise Helton, Debby Gonzalves, Cyndi Hill, Brothers; Orrin Pruis, Victor Pruis, David Hill and several Nieces and Nephews who lovingly called Thorvald, 'Uncle T." He is remembered fondly and loved dearly by several Dutch Relatives.Thorvald 'TJ' Pruis's celebration of life will be held at the Paradise Alliance Church on Clark Road, Paradise CA June 18th, 2022 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.