Frederick Peter Dunn passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the age of 74, surrounded by his family. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 18, 1949, to the late Paul Frederick Dunn Sr. and Beatrice Gertrude Kempton Dunn. Additionally, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Dunn.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years and soulmate, Pamela Sue Egbert Dunn as well as his three brothers, Paul Dunn Jr. (Vancia), John Dunn (late Rose Ann), Leonard Dunn (ChrisAnn), and his two sisters, Alicia Dunn-Baker (Bill) and Ann Marie Acree (Trey). Fred also leaves behind four daughters, Rebekah Dunn Branco (Thomas), Gennifer Dunn Bittman (Jon-Michael), Jenifer Sprouse Davis, and Amy Sprouse Clasen, and his mother-in-law, Betty Conklin Egbert. Fred also was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, Seth Dalton, Nicholas Davis, Jayden Davis, Beckett Clasen, Jackson Branco, Darby Clasen, and Charlie Bittman. He also leaves behind a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Growing up in New Orleans, Fred was a lover of music, playing in several local bands. He shared his passion for music and encouraged others to play, collaborate, and appreciate the gift that music brings.
Fred attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and went on to design and manage the construction of many buildings, structures, and hospitals across Louisiana, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia. He retired from the University of Virginia in 2015, with his final project being the Emily Couric Cancer Center.
Fred was an amazing spouse, father, and grandfather. He was a firm believer in one’s ability to fix and build anything with your own hands and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and his skills with his family. He loved to pass his time sitting on the terraced patios he built and watching the bluebirds come and go from the birdhouse he built for his beloved wife, Pam.
Fred, also known as Fwed, Daddy-oh, Papa and Paw Paw, leaves behind a legacy of love. He was a man who put his family first. This was apparent because he was loved fiercely by his family and friends and will not be forgotten.
A memorial gathering will be held this spring for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Piedmont or the University of Virginia’s Emily Couric Cancer Center in his memory.