Fred Richard "Dick" Nuss

January 19, 1937May 9, 2019

Fred Richard Nuss, 82, left behind his earthly strife and entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 9, 2019 after an extended illness. Born in Danville, Pennsylvania, Dick was raised in Tower City, PA by mother Grace Boe Nuss and grandfather Joseph E. Boe. At a young age, Dick worked on a dairy farm and in a coal mine. After graduating from Tower City High School and Thaddeus Stevens State College, he was employed by AMP, Inc. as a tool and die maker. This work brought him to Winston-Salem, where he became a plant manager and soon met the love of his life, Pat, before relocating to Greensboro. Retiring from AMP after 40 years, Dick and Pat owned and operated a small sand casting foundry together. Dick was a cancer survivor for 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Leigh Hartsook Nuss, who also served as Dick's caregiver for the last several years; sons Richard (Jamie) of Apex and Patryck of Kernersville; beloved granddaughters Ivy and Emily; sister Daisy DeCoudres of Virginia Beach; nieces and nephews Kirsten Nuss of Elizabethville, PA, Jim Miller of Virginia Beach, Murray Miller of Cologne, Germany, Kristi Rice of Shreveport, and Staci Fraser of Tampa; and dear relatives Judy Hartsook and Sandy Belcher of Burlington, Ron and Becky Hartsook of Tampa, and Russell and Mary McNeal of Greensboro.

A celebration of the resurrection to eternal life will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00PM at Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 5220 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, with a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be directed to Lutheran Church of the Epiphany or to the charity of one's choosing.

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  • A Celebration of the Resurrection to Eternal Life at Lutheran Church of the Epiphany Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • A reception will follow at the church following the Celebration of Life Service. Saturday, May 18, 2019


Fred Richard "Dick" Nuss

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carol sheetz

May 20, 2019

To the family:

We are thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping you find peace in your many shared memories throughout the years.

Carol sheetz

Rodger & Inez Eckard

May 17, 2019

May you find comfort in knowing that friends are thinking of you during this time of the loss of your husband and father. Peace to each of you.

Lyndall Cantrell

May 15, 2019

Dear Pat, Patryck, and family,
Our family is saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. He was an inspiring role model as a parent, husband, and friend. We have warm memories of your family and want you to know we are thinking of you at this time of bereavement and praying that God’s Love brings you comfort and peace.
With love and sympathy,
Lyndall and Jim Cantrell and family

Jim and Jackie Pierson

May 15, 2019

Patryck and Pat,

We are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. Sending love and prayers to you and the rest of your family.

Jim and Jackie Pierson

Sue Trivette

May 15, 2019

Dear Pat, Richard and Patrick; So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. He was a wonderful man that I loved and respected. The picture of him is exactly the way I always saw him. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers as you go about your life the next few days and months.
Love, Sue & Jay

Barbara Goff

May 15, 2019

Pat ,Richard and Patrick so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers.

Nancy Banks

May 15, 2019

Dear Patrick,
I was your third grade teacher at Guilford Middle School. I was Mrs. Nelson then.. I remember your family well as they were always active in the classroom and very interested in your work in school and as a young man. Your parents and you picked me up one night and we went out for a lovely dinner!
I was so sorry to read about your dad’s passing this morning. Please give your mom my love and I will be thinking about you and your family in the coming days. Please email me if you’d like to. I would love to hear from you!
Nancy Banks

Chuck Voight

May 15, 2019

A good man and family! highly respected!

Bill (aka "Junior") Williams

May 15, 2019

Pat and family, I am saddened to see of Dick's passing. I only met him a couple of times but know how much you loved him. I'm leaving this morning for 5 days in Pennsylvania; otherwise I would very much like to pay my respects at his service. However, I will be there in spirit and pray that you all will have comfort in knowing Dick is in the precious arms of our Lord and Saviour.