In Memoriam

UMKC-SOM-LogoIt is with heavy heart that we must share with you that long-time School of Medicine photographer Bob Steckmest died unexpectedly early this morning after battling chronic heart disease.

Bob joined the School of Medicine in 1999 as chief photographer in the Office of Educational Resources. During his tenure, Bob became well-known and highly respected for his photography skills as he interacted with students, faculty and staff from virtually every department throughout the medical school, as well across the Hospital Hill and Volker campuses.

No details about funeral arrangements or services are available at this time. We will share those when we have that information.

For now, please join us as in keeping Bob’s wife and children in our thoughts and prayers.