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Fred J. Buss

December 27, 2021


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Fred J. Buss

December 27, 2021


Fred J. Buss, 77, of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Leonard and Marion Bray Buss.  Fred was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, class of 1961, where he was a star football player and wrestler.  After high school, Fred attended college at Wichita State on a football scholarship.


Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as an insulator with the Heat & Frost Insulators Union, local 38.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Buss on October 19, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dick Gdovin.


Fred is survived by his soulmate of 41 years, Barbara Siracuse, Swoyersville; his son, Matthew Buss and his wife, Gina, Charlotte, NC; daughter-in-law, Carol Buss, Forty Fort; grandson, Luke Buss; step-granddaughter, Kelsey Wolsieffer; sister, Lois Gdovin, Shavertown; brother, Bill Buss and his wife, Vicki, Silver Spring, MD; nieces and nephews, Diane Flaherty and her husband, Pat, Richard Gdovin and his wife, Debbie, Ross Gdovin and his wife, Jess, Jeremy Buss and his wife, Stacy and Shawn Buss and his wife, Annie.


Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 2 pm from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  Rev. Charles H. Grube, Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas will officiate.


A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12- 2 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Fred’s family requests that masks be worn for the visitation and the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Fred’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.