November 20, 2013


Robert "Bob" Edward Steinberg, 70, of Independence, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo.

Bob was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Mason City, Iowa, a son of John Henry and Ethel Lorine (George) Steinberg. He graduated from Clear Lake (Iowa) High School in 1961. Bob attended Mason City Junior College, Mason City, Iowa, and Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, where he received his degree in pharmacy and became a registered pharmacist in 1966.

Bob was employed by pharmacies in Mason City, and owned pharmacies in Carroll and Jefferson, Iowa, before accepting a job with the VA where he was employed in VA hospital pharmacies in Des Moines, San Francisco, Calif., and Kansas City, Mo. He retired from Kansas City VA Medical Center in 2009.

Bob married Marilyn Brittingham Mitchell on Aug. 30, 1993. He is the father of Sharai Ann Steinberg Koons from a previous marriage.

Robert is survived by his wife, Marilyn Mitchell; his daughter, Sharai Koons (Marcus); a stepdaughter, Shelley Mitchell (Ken Pepple); one grandchild, Chelsy Koons; a sister, Bonnie Christensen (John), and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Lung Association,, or the American Heart Association,, in memory of Robert E. Steinberg.

Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, Mo. 64051, 816-373-3600.