Robert Eugene “Robby’ Steinhardt

Robbys Candlelight Vigil at Burnetts Mound in Topeka

Event for Kansas (band) · Event · by Kimberly Galegor and Kansas (band)
More Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM UNK, Burnett Mound, Topeka, KS 66614
Robert Eugene Steinhardt, age 71, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Robert was born May 25, 1950 at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. His parents were Milton and Ilse Boral Steinhardt.

Milton, a music professor and Ilsa, a clothing purchaser for I. Magnin, moved to Lawrence Kansas in the summer of 1951.  Milton eventually became the Chairman of the Music History and Literature Department at Kansas University.  Ilsa staying home to take care of her “little boy”.
Because of Milton’s profession they traveled to Europe where Robby attended school learning the violin.
Joining KANSAS in 1973, Robby became a noticeable figure as the bands front-man.
During his hiatus between 1982 and 1997, Robby formed Steinhardt Moon with Rick Moon touring Florida.
Robby returned to KANSAS in 1997 retiring in 2006.
Robby suffered a major heart attack in August 2013.  He underwent a quadruple bypass, spending 52 days in the hospital. Not sure if he’d ever sing or play the violin again, Stormbringer (formerly Steinhardt Moon) encouraged Robby to do guest appearances with them at local venues which proved that Robby never missed a step!

He is survived by his wife Cindy and a daughter Becky, of Tampa, FL.