Frederick N. Bruns of Southampton died on September 8, 2019. He was born on March 17, 1948 to Harold Frederick Bruns and Nellie White Bennett. He was the fourth generation of his family to live in the family home on Hampton Road in Southampton Village where, in 1969, he opened an antiques shop. His many accomplishments included volunteering for the Yellow Barn Bookshop at Riverhead Library, The Welcome Home Thrift Shop and the N.Y.C. Gay Men’s Health Crisis during the height of the A.I.D.S. epidemic.
He is survived by cousins Sandy & David Watson, Richard & Paula Spencer, Barbara Peterson, Alicia J. Ryder and the Late David Peterson. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2019 from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road in Southampton, NY. Private Memorial Services conclude with his ashes being spread among ancestral graves at Flying Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and Southampton Hospital.