Robert Hugh Posteraro, 76, of Lubbock, TX passed away on September 1, 2023. He was born on April 3, 1947 in New York City to Anthony and Lygia Posteraro. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Posteraro. He is survived by his wife Elaine Sandager, his brother Anthony Posteraro II of Connecticut, two nephews: Anthony Posteraro III of Connecticut and Christopher Posteraro of Florida, one brother in law, Mitchell Sotka of Ohio and 5 great nieces and nephews.
Rob graduated from Xavier High School in New York City in 1965, from Fordham College in 1969, from Yale University of Medicine in 1973 and from the Oregon Health Science Center in 2005 with a degree in Biomedical Informatics. Rob had a life long thirst for education and learning. Always open to new information or a different point of view, he was eager to read, take another course or just discuss any interesting topic.
Rob began his career in Radiology at Texas Tech School of Medicine, after several years he pivoted to private practice and worked with the Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology group. He retired from medicine in 2009, leaving LDR and returning to Texas Tech to teach medical informatics in the Healthcare Management and Leadership Program at the School of Health Professions. Rob was recently recognized for 25 years of service at Texas Tech Health Science Center.
Thankful for the opportunities he had received during his life, Rob believed in giving back. He served his country by serving in the U S Army Reserve from 1976-2007. He reached the rank of Colonel and served as the commander of a unit for a period of time. His community involvement included participation on the boards of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Lubbock Choral, and All Saints school and teaching a course at the Covenant School of Radiography.
Rob also took time to enjoy the company of others. When he was physically able he was a regular at the local coffee shop. He loved a good discussion and was interested in listening to the other side of the issue. He enjoyed learning new languages, working the NEW YORK TIMES crossword puzzle and recently had a renewed interest in chess. As a break from all the cerebral activity he did own a horse for several years and enjoyed caring for and riding DC.
Through his career in medicine and his teaching Rob touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service for Robert will be held Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, at 10AM, at the Venue on Broadway. The family will receive friends beginning at 11AM, at the Academic Event Center at the TTU Health Science Campus located at 3604 4th St. Lubbock, TX, 79415.
In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to your favorite charity, a donation to the scholarship fund at the Texas Tech School of Health Professions or the Covenant School of Radiography (donate through the Covenant Foundation).