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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday April 29th, 2020

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Robert A. Freund

God greeted his favorite and faithful servant into paradise.  Bob Freund went home April 25, 2020.  
A beautiful heart and soul, he will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved him; he is finally home, he now walks with God.
Bob was an Air Force veteran and radio announcer at WAKR radio for 27 years.  His show "The Dream Machine" was a favorite of many listeners.  After his radio retirement, he became a STNA at Western Reserve Adult Day Care Center. He was a volunteered at WEYE Radio and St. Bernard Food Pantry.
He leaves behind his wife, Lee; children, Dawn (Richard), Julie, Mike (Lisa), Vicki, Kelly, Don (Laura) and Barry; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a gracious thanks to Summa Hospice especially Deanna for all of their care and compassion.  
Mass of Christian Burial was held April 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Robert's final resting place was Lake View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view Robert's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.

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The first, and only time I met my cousin was at his brother's ordination. I was very young and floored that MY cousin was a DJ! I remember him being very personable and friendly. RIP.

Kathy Rein Ekus May 6 2020 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Bob's passing. Glad to have so many great memories of him and the entire family. Rest in peace. You were a beautiful soul!!

Linnea Attenson May 1 2020 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed listening to Bob Freund on WAKR with the Dream Machine and working with him for many years at WAKR. My prayers are with Bob, his wife Lee and his family.
Dominic Rizzo

Dominic Rizzo Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Bob Friend. We met in 1985 when I came to work in Akron for the Berk family. We did the same air shifts and our studios were next to one another. He was always polite and generous to me. He would tell me of his lectoring at St. Bernard's Church and it inspired me to do the same at my church. I never wanted to intrude on his dream analysis talent but I once stopped in the hall with a baffler just as I was becoming a father for the first time. He quickly put it all together for me and wow, it made so much sense. I will never forget that or him for that matter. Rest in Peace, Bob Friend.

Tim Daugherty Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to read of Bobs passing. Our deepest sympathy. May God Hold You and Your Family in the Palm of His Hand. Marty & Tina Franck

Tina Franck Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Freund, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Air Force Veteran, Robert Freund, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl j Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Barry. I remember Mary Jo in the kitchen with the radio on listening to the Dream Machine and she would say Bob Freund was just the nicest guy !! Those were the good old days for me.

jerry Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Our deepest sympathy. May God Hold You and Your Family in the Palm of His Hand. Marty & Tina Franck

Tina Franck Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Many thanks of so many great entertaining hours at WAKR, Majic105.7 and WHK. Pleasant dreams to you, kind sir!

Gary Frederick Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM