Chef Tony Gojcaj of Willow Tree passes away at 53


A well-known chef at a upscale Mid-Michigan restaurant has passed away.

Chef Tony Gojcaj was the man behind the Willow Tree restaurants in West Branch and Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw Township.

A business partner in one of his ventures in Traverse City posted the death on Facebook saying "you always have a special place in my life."

Gojcaj was 53.

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