Bruno Scherrer of Brentwood, California, passed away on June 28, 2012. He was 80 years old.
Bruno was a founding member of the Los Angeles Chapter and of SCI. He was a longtime friend of C.J. McElroy and a successful businessman for many years.
Bruno came to the United States when he was 22 years old in search of the American dream. His background in Switzerland was in the meat industry and that is what he pursued in Los Angeles for many years.
He soon tired of that business and got into the carwash business where he built one of the largest washes in the country, doing more than 1,600 cars a day. Business prospered and he built additional washes with gas stations. One location became the largest independent Chevron volume dealer in the country. The business grew and it enabled Bruno to continue his passion of hunting around the world.
He belonged to and supported numerous hunting and conservation organizations around the world. He was generous in his financial and personal contributions to those organizations. He truly loved the sport of hunting and conservation efforts that SCI supported.
Bruno hunted on all six continents, collecting more than 370 animals and placing many in the record books. The harder the hunt, the more Bruno enjoyed it. He always put 110 percent effort into his hunts and truly enjoyed the experience.
Bruno donated his entire collection of animals to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum so that future generations of hunters and others could enjoy his collection.
Bruno was a devoted family man, leaving his loving wife Grace, his son John, daughter Elizabeth her husband David and four grandsons. He also leaves his brother Paul, sister-in-law Linda and nieces and a nephew. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed. He had a tremendous sense of humor and always had a joke to tell.