We’re sad to report news has just reached us that Robert “Bob”
Steiner, P.N.P., passed away early this morning (Jan. 4, 2013) in
California’s Bay Area.
Bob was passionate about his service to the S.A.M. over the years, and
was a fixture at Council meetings and Conventions. With a background
as a CPA and a member of MENSA, he had a keen, finely-tuned mind, and
could be counted upon to notice details at the that others might not
see. He was always up for a challenge, whether running for Congress
in New Jersey, tackling mind-bending conundrums, serving with the
likes of James Randi to debunk faith-healing charlatans, or just
enjoying the perfection of a new magic effect. He authored a book
“Don’t Get Taken” to expose con games, and toured the world exposing
those who used magic principles for supernatural claims.
Our deepest thanks to Bay Area magicians, and particularly Lance Snead
and the Compeers of Assembly 112 for providing care for Bob as he
faced incredible physical challenges in his life over the past few
Rev. Michael Douglass, P.N.P.