Fred Ernest Baron


Monday, March 27, 1933


Monday, December 31, 2012

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A Memorial Service will be held at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs, on Saturday, January 12, 2013; at 12 Noon


Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday, January 12 at Hubbell Funeral Home.


BARON, Fred – 79,  of Largo passed away December 31st, 2012, survived by his wife Elaine and two sons, Rick and Brian.

Fred was born March 27th, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to Richard and Erna Baron.  They moved to Milford, Michigan in 1945 where he attended Henry Ford Trade School.  He was Class President and graduated Valedictorian, then served a 4 year apprenticeship as a mechanical designer.

In June of 1953 he married Elaine Ellis and moved to Allen Park, Michigan.  Their first son, Rick, was born a year later on October 15th.  Fred served two years of active duty stationed at Fort Knox with the Army's 3rd Armored Division as a tank commander and German interpreter while stationed in Germany.

In 1957 they moved back to Allen Park where their second son, Brian, was born on June 17, 1958.  He went to work for the Ford Motor Company and built a home in Wolverine Lake, Michigan, but soon left Ford to work for Master Design.

 In 1967 they moved to Belleair Bluffs, Florida working for Tampa Bay Engineering, but started his own business, Sun Coast Design, Inc. a year later.  In 1995 he sold his company to Bovie Medical where he continued to work because he loved his job--it was his passion.  As a Mechanical Engineer and Manager at Bovie he was able to travel the world.

 Fred was a much loved father and husband who not only taught his sons how to hunt and fish, but also a wonderful set of morals and ethics to live by.  Fred was an entrepreneur, inventor, mechanical engineer, machinist, private pilot and a pioneer in scuba diving in the late 50's and 60's.  He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA. 


Public Condolences

To the Baron family, my

To the Baron family, my deepest condolences. I worked with Fred and Brian for 5+ years at Bovie. I have fond memories of him and my time at Bovie. Bovie has lost a wonderful asset to their company with his passing as his family and friends have lost a wonderful man. I am sad as I am unable to make the services today. My prayers and thoughts go out to all.
Melissa Insoft

Fred was more than just a

Fred was more than just a boss, he was a mentor and a friend. He was truly a great soul. He is sorely missed. I was fortunate enough to have been part of his life.
To his family my deepest and sincere condolences. He was truly loved by all.

Tom Kalakauskis

Fred, it was my honor to have

Fred, it was my honor to have gotten to know you. You are truly a great man. You led by example and you set a good one. It was such an honor to have you call me friend. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You!


How blessed we all are to

How blessed we all are to have known such an incredible man. So smart, funny and what he knew about you, he never forgot. Look up "Mentor" in the dictionary and his photo is there - he taught so many, so much. I'm going to really miss his big bear hugs! Our deepest condolences to Elaine, Rick, Lee, Brian and Margie


Fred - - so much to say about

Fred - - so much to say about this man.... the short time I knew Fred he taught me things I still apply to today, "Wonderful Person"
I looked forward going to work because of Fred, I knew he would come in and make his rounds and I didn't want to miss him....... I miss him, truely.

In my heart always - - - Kim Nolley
Bovie Medical - 2003-2007

It was such a honor to know

It was such a honor to know Fred, I got a call from Fred about a week or so prior to him leaving us and now looking back it was a call that was meant to be. As before we hung up I told him how much he meant to me, how much he taught me and how often I thought of him. I could tell in his voice it meant a lot to him and now looking back it means more to me.

Elaine, Rick & Brian I give you my deepest condolances, the Bovie family I too give you my deepest condolances as he was like a father to that whole company.

May God Bless Fred, his family, and everyone who knew him as he sure will be missed...

Tom Ellie

May you rest in peace my

May you rest in peace my friend and I will always remember the talks we shared together and the laughter we had and the friendship we will always have, God Bless, Larry

A wonderful man that will be

A wonderful man that will be greatly missed. RIP Fred.. Tracy

Your daily walk arounds and

Your daily walk arounds and hugs will never be forgotten.

Fred was a wonderful man,

Fred was a wonderful man, manager, mentor, and father. He was truly one of a kind and touched the lives of everyone who had the distinct priviledge of knowing him. He will live on as an inspiration to those of us that he left behind and in the lessons that he taught us while we had him with us. I for one thought of Fred as an adopted Dad and will definitely miss him. My condolences to his wife and sons and hope that you will find comfort in the knowledge that a part of Fred will live on in me.

Jeff Bishop