Friday, May 1, 2015
Legendary Schuler’s Restaurant Recognizes Long-Time Patron and his “Greatest Joy in Life is Giving” Philosophy
One of the treasured elements of the historic Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub in Marshall are the murals which line the walls and the eloquent sayings etched into the beams of the main dining room, both the result of Win Schuler’s insatiable interest in history.
This month, a new quote from long-time patron George Petredean, age 97, was added to this collection: “The greatest joy in life is giving.” Those who know him say that George not only expresses this saying verbally, but also in the way he lives his life on a daily basis.
“He’s always been a giver,” says son-in-law Ron DiSalvio.
Considered a philanthropist by friends, family and the community, George is a big supporter of his Homer community, giving generously to their library and the Homer Area Community Foundation. He is also a supporter of his college alma mater, Eastern Michigan University.
“I can’t help but feel grateful for all the gifts I’ve received in my life, and it’s so important to me to give back,” George says. “It is always better to give, than receive, with the joy in your heart.”
When he was a teenager, George and his family immigrated to the Detroit area from Romania. Throughout his life, the U.S. has truly been a land of opportunity for him in raising his own family and operating a successful business in the Calhoun Foundry.
“I’ve always felt grateful to be a part of this great country and the education received coming here,” he says.
George has been a loyal customer of Schuler’s, often entertaining customers prior to retiring. He was a true friend of Win Schuler, son of restaurant founder Albert Schuler.
“No matter who it was, Win would remember your name,” George recounts. “He was such a great guy and I’m thankful to have known him.”
Not only is George considered a good Schuler friend, but his children and their children have become familiar faces of the restaurant and pub as well.
“George Petredean, the ‘chairman’ I called him, was a close friend of my father’s,” says Hans Schuler. “We are honored to celebrate him next to my father on the beams of our Centennial Room. The chairman was a great mentor to many individuals and businesses in the Calhoun community. His generosity and leadership has set a great example to many.”
Founded in 1909, the iconic Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub epitomizes hospitality excellence as a family owned and operated business, now in its fourth generation. Located in downtown historic Marshall, Schuler’s is recognized as world-class Michigan destination focused on offering guests quality food and excellent service, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub
115 S Eagle St.
Marshall, Michigan 49068