David C. Gross Funeral Home
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St. Petersburg, FL
SILVERMAN, Frederick A. 70, of St. Petersburg, passed peacefully January 19, 2021. The son of Julius and Rebecca, Fred was born in Tampa and grew up in St. Petersburg, where he was a lifelong member of Congregation B'nai Israel. After graduating Boca Ciega High School he went on to earn a B.S. in advertising from UF where he was an active member of Tau Epsilon Phi, later earning an M.B.A. in finance and economics from University of Miami. Fred traveled the world while enjoying a career in advertising. Later, Fred shifted his professional focus to the business of Health Care. He returned to St. Petersburg to care for his mom and never left, cultivating a wide group of loving friends who are deeply saddened by his passing. Fred was truly a giving man, devoting countless volunteer hours to Menorah Manor, CBI, and American Stage, among others. When not volunteering, he could be found playing bridge or cribbage or going to the theater, museum, or movies. He loved his annual treks to New York for a week of Broadway shows. Fred will be missed by all who knew him and were cheered by the ever present smile on his face regardless of how he was feeling. Fred was, above all else a 'mensch,' and he is now at peace. Graveside service will take place Sunday, January 24, 10 am, at Chapel Hill Cemetery, with Rabbi Phillip Weintraub presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory are encouraged to Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg or the Ryan White Foundation. David C. Gross Funeral Home
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 24, 2021.
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Chapel Hill Cemetery
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I only recently heard about Fred's passing. Fred and I were fraternity brothers at the TEP house in the late 60s-early 70s. Our senior year we shared a duplex with a few other TEPs at a place we dubbed "The TEP House North." Fun days. Fred was always positive and outgoing. We stayed in touch for a few years after graduation, but eventually lost track of each other. Ironically, I now live close to where his first job was near Tyrone Plaza. So sorry to hear he's no longer with us. Fred was a great guy. My condolences to his family.
Dick Wilson
March 20, 2021
My sincerest condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one, Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
January 25, 2021
I will always remember Fred and the first live concert I attended in my life. It was Dianna Ross in St. Pete. What a treat.....time has passed and of course we lost touch when I left Florida to head to the West Coast. What a loving and caring guy. My condolences to his remaining family and friends in the Tampa/St. Pete area.
Terry C
January 24, 2021
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