In Memory of




Obituary for Frederick A. Senftleber

Frederick A. Senftleber, 95, died peacefully at his home in Shelburne, Vermont on November 6, 2023. Fred was born December 7, 1927 in Astoria, NY to Frederick and Frieda Senftleber.

Fred was an avid sailor, skier, traveler and craftsman. Fred enlisted in the Airforce as a meteorologist. He was stationed throughout the Far East. Fred graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (where he met his wife, Dawn) in 1953. He worked for Harold Sleeper in New York City before joining Freeman French Freeman in 1955; becoming a partner in 1967 and President in 1989, retiring in 1997.

Fred was a member and chairman of both the Shelburne Planning Commission and Zoning Board, a member and president of the VT Chapter of AIA, and a member of the VT Access Board.

Fred leaves his wife of 71 years, Dawn, his son Fritz, (Maria); his daughter, Gretchen (David); his brother-in-law, Burton Reynolds, his grandchildren Max, Hannah, Norah and Mayve; his niece Amanda.
The family would like to thank Emily, Matthew, Justin as well as the entire team from BAYADA and Shelburne Rescue.

Memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to Shelburne Rescue Association. There will be a private memorial service. Please visit to share your memories and condolences.

In Fred’s own words “Health, Happiness and safe Travels.”