Who was Dr. Bob Schihl?

Picture of Bob Schihl in Jerusalem

Robert J. Schihl, PhD, STL, (1936-2019), of Chesapeake, Virginia, died on August 8, 2019, after deciding not to fight cancer, but to put his prognosis in the Hands of God.

Dr. Bob was a Professor Emeritus after retiring from Regent University. He was one of twelve founding professors hired by Pat Robertson as he began CBN University, now Regent. He had a long career teaching mass communication in television and authored several books on television production.

Bob shared the Gospel message throughout his life in many churches in the Dioceses of Buffalo, NY; Richmond, VA; Gela, Italy; and Anchorage, AK.

He co-authored Catholic Biblical Apologetics with Paul Flanagan.

Bob was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Harold and Lucille (Hess) Schihl. He was preceded in death by a son, Joel Schihl, and his brothers, Ronald and Raymond Schihl. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joanne; son Jonathan; granddaughter Zoe Schihl Fanning; brother Richard and Mary Lou Schihl; nieces Becky, Amy, and Kelli; nephew Aaron; and their families.