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AGE: 84 • Napa, Calif.
Fred Nuss, 84, of Napa, passed away peacefully at home on July 17, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Paterson, NJ on April 27, 1928 to the late Fred and Ethel Nuss. He attended Fair Lawn High School and then joined the Detroit Tigers farm league team where he played from 1948-1949. He was a union carpenter in Bergen County, NJ and later co-owned Chemical Products in Elmwood Park, NJ. In the 1970's, Fred moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a General Contractor and spent many years there with his wife, Jeanette, and his youngest son. He and Jeanette later retired to Big Bear Lake, CA, and then moved to Lincoln Hills, CA, where Fred became active in the men's softball league and where they enjoyed regular dinner groups with his numerous friends. Fred and Jeanette moved to Napa two years ago and he enjoyed his last years surrounded by his large, loving family. Fred will always be remembered for his incredible strength, wit and sense of humor.
Fred is survived by his wife, Jeanette and their son, Chad Nuss and his wife Holly of Napa, CA and his children, William Nuss and his wife Tina of Long Branch, Brian Nuss and his wife Lori of Napa, CA and Beth Anne Guadagnino and her husband Bob of Beachwood; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a large extended family. Fred was also predeceased by his eldest son, Robert Nuss, in 2009.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 20, 2012