Fred A. Buns

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Obituaries

St. Pete Beach , Fla .—Fred A. Buns, 92, passed away July 9, 2016.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Fred came to Florida in 1983 after living in Gainesville and Alexandria, Va.

A longtime retail and real estate entrepreneur, Fred was engaged in many aspects of life within the community. While living in Gainesville, his family was founding members of Congregation B’nai Israel of Gainesville. An active and generous member of Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg, Fred served in many capacities, including past treasurer, cemetery committee member, and new building committee member. His generosity was instrumental in funding the library, pre-school, Ner Tamid, Tree of Life and the Buns Technology Fund. Fred was also a member of the CBI Men’s Club and TOP. He was a supporter of Chabad of S. Petersburg. In Alexandria, he supported Agudas Achim Congregation. Fred proudly served in the United States Navy, and was a Mason and Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Smith-Buns; sons, Jack (Judy) and Phillip (Rachel); daughters, Barbara Cabiac (Charles) and Ethel Buns; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo. Donations to the Buns Technology Fund at Congregation B’nai Israel, Chabad of S. Petersburg or Suncoast Hospice. Online guestbook at: