Bob Freudenthal, Sr., of Hendersonville, Tennessee passed away October 5, 2023. Freudenthal had been a member of APWA since 1984. During his tenure with APWA, he served as a member of the Congress (now known as PWX) Program Review Committee, the Membership Committee, the Finance Committee, and as Director of Region III. In 2005, he became president of the association.
After his tenure as President, he continued to serve APWA in a variety of roles, including stints as chair of the Government Affairs Committee and the Audit Committee. Besides his national involvement, he was active in the Tennessee Chapter, serving in roles as a chapter delegate and as president.
Freudenthal spent his career in public works and was the Public Works Director for the City of Paducah, Kentucky for 14 years. At the time of his passing, he was the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, a position he had held since 2008.
He leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and wife of 45 years, Michelle Loper, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, a sister and brother, beloved in-laws, and several nieces and nephews.