Robert Hess

  • "Professor Hess taught me a great deal in the early 2000's,..."
    - Clare Hungate-Hawk
  • "I only met Robert on a few occasions But I know his lovley..."
    - Hillary Flores
  • "I had the honor to be one of Professor Hess' students in..."
    - Nicole Thibadeaux
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    - Chris Harris
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    - Susan McFadden

Robert Henry Hess

August 12, 1935 - May 8, 2014

Robert Hess, 78, charmed his way into an artful afterlife on May 8, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, August 12, 1935. His passion for art led him to an education at Indiana University and Notre Dame, where upon graduation, he relocated to Salem, Oregon. He held a professorship at Willamette University for 34 years. Robert was a well-known and respected artist in the Northwest, who continued his craft until his death.

Robert, you and your joie de vivre will be sorely missed, by your wife, Candace, of 43 years, your loving family, your devoted friends and faithful felines.

A celebration of Robert's life will be held at Hallie Ford Museum on June 2 from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to continue to celebrate the arts in Robert's name by joining or donating to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 503-370-6867.

Published in StatesmanJournal on May 14, 2014
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