Dr. Robert M. Shuter

14 juillet 19464 mai 2021

Dr. Robert M. Shuter, age 74, of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, formerly of Milwaukee, WI where he was a professor for 41 years at Marquette University. Born July 14, 1946 in Queens, N.Y. to the late Lou and Sylvia nee Driesen Shuter; beloved husband of Diana nee Karachun; devoted father of Jeff and Dan Shuter; dear brother of the late Joyce Galya; loving uncle of Liz Karachun, Nicole Karachun, Matt Karachun, Scott (Jessica nee Rothman) Galya, and Tracy (Ray) Jacomo; great uncle of Isaiah Rosa, Finley Galya, and Julian Sparks; fond brother-in-law of Rick Karachun, Greg Karachun, and Debra (Rick) Godawa; adored longtime friend of Roth Wilkofsky; dear friend and cousin of many.

Committal & Entombment Service Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery Mausoleum 5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60660. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society: donate3.cancer.org, are appreciated. For information: 773-561-6874.

In consideration of the safety of all our guests and associates, Rosehill Cemetery will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


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Dr. Robert M. Shuter


Hoh Kim

22 mai , 2021

I am so sad to know that Dr. Bob Shuter passed away. He was my advisor when I studied at Marquette in late 90s and since then, he and I met in Seoul, Chicago and CA and regularly I spoke at his class via skype as I live in Seoul. He was a teacher and a friend with warm heart and I enjoyed interacting with him. I pray for him and his family members. with good memory... Hoh

Bill Sitter

17 mai , 2021

My favorite memory is the many foodie adventures. Also the many life lessons share in good experiences and challenging ones. May those memories life on


16 mai , 2021

Heartfelt Condolensces To The Family Of Rob Shuter To Wife Diane Shuter And Sons Jeff And Danny Shuter On The Loss Of A Great Brother In Law , Friend And Wonderful Individual As Well . Sister In Law Debbie ( Diane 's Younger Sister ) And Myself Rick Godawa ( Debbie's Husband ) Have Many Fond Memories Of Rob Down Through The Years And In Many Ways He Was Almost Like An Older Brother And Great Friend And Not Just A Brother In Law To Both Of Us . He Would Always Make Time To Talk To You And Always Made You Feel Like An Important Part Of The Family . Rob Was Articulate And Always Had And Shown A lot Of Class And We Will Both Miss Him Dearly !

Mary Bresnahan

14 mai , 2021

OMG, it breaks my heart that Bob has passed. I worked with him in the Intercultural Division of the NCA. He was the best. His imagination, energy, and loyalty were hallmarks of this wonderful person.

Emily Cramer

14 mai , 2021

Baby blue, Bambi brown? Dr. Shuter's instructional methods were some of the most effective and memorable. As students, we adore him, quoted him, and still think back on him fondly to this day. I think he was my teacher in both interpersonal and intercultural communication. His simulations regarding prejudice and bias, his role-play activities, and his co-cultural panels were so supremely effective. As an assistant professor now in communication, I know the Dr. Shuter's classes were a reason I decided to enter the academy. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but hope his family will find comfort in the memories and blessings he brought to bear on many lives like mine.

Matthew Karachun

12 mai , 2021

Uncle Robert, you were one of the best Uncles anyone could have ever asked for. You always took great care of Nicole, Liz, and I. I have so many great memories with you and life will not be the same without you. You taught me the importance of knowledge and education and that working out my brain is just as important if not more so than working out physically. You always had a desire to learn more and learn something new everyday. You made me understand why knowledge truly is power. You could be reading the paper and then join Dan and I in the living room to watch the Bucks game and talk about sports. You were funny, you were smart, and you just had a way with words. You always knew the right thing to say. I remember your love of Jazz and it doesn't seem like that long ago that we were at the Jazz fest at Millennium Park in the summertime. I remember so much about the house in Fox Point too. I remember you taking me to Kopps for frozen custard, I remember going to a Brewers game with you and Dan, I remember the boat, and so much more. On top of being a great husband, you were a great father and you blessed me with Dan and Jeff. Dan has become more of an older brother to me than a cousin. You will be missed greatly and what I learned from you will last the entirety of my lifetime. I love you Uncle Robert.

Allan Slobodin

11 mai , 2021

I met Bob in the mid 2000's and we soon became good friends sharing many meals, bike rides, and spirited conversations on a wide variety of topics. I quickly felt like he was a friend from my childhood. I will miss him, his vitality, and passion about so many topics. We were both avid readers of the New York Times and our conversations often centered on things we had read there. It is now so hard to read the paper and not be able to discuss an article or topic with Bob. Friendship with Bob was both very emotionally and intellectually gratifying. It is a hole in my life that cannot be filled but does provide a warm glow of memories.

John Baldwin

11 mai , 2021

Bob and I began to meet regularly at annual conferences of the National Communication Association. We had either coffee or a meal at about every conference for the last several years, and I preceded Bob as the chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division. Bob treated me like a mentee--as I started my career later than he did. We talked about culture, ideas for books (though often these were just ideas) and current interests. In my classes, I often teach about several of Bob's articles and interest areas--his early work on nonverbal communication that challenged the blanket classifications of cultures into E.T. Hall's notions of "high" and "low" contact cultures; his essays on the importance of the "centrality of culture" and studying under-studied regions of the world; his "relativist" essay on communicative ethics from different world religion standpoints; and, most recently his focus on the role of new media formats in the changing and preservation of culture and intercultural communication. Bob was a giant in the discipline, a great man, and a great colleague. I will miss him.

Lynn Turner

11 mai , 2021

It's really difficult to write about Bob in the past tense. He was so vivid and intensely alive, I cannot believe he's gone. Bob meant a great deal to me - he hired me at Marquette and working there with him for 30 years was a delight. I have so many great memories of the times we spent together. Bob and I wrote together and published a couple of articles that merged our research interests. It was a joy to work with him. Talking over our ideas and laughing together shapes my memories of him. Bob introduced me to many people in Milwaukee and became so much more than a valued colleague. His loss leaves a huge void in the world. Much love to Diana, Jeff, and Dan.

Robert King

10 mai , 2021

I met Rob at a basketball game at Nicolet High School watching our young sons running up and down the court. We started chatting and soon became fast friends. As time progressed my wife Sue and Diana became dear friends and we spent many wonderful outings for dinner, boating and theater in Milwaukee. As our friendship network expanded another professor and wife joined our small circle. Our wives referred to Rob, Jose and myself as The Three Amigos. So many of our conversations focused on family, matters of academia and his favorite newspaper the NY Times. Rob’s sense of humor and engaging conversation were something that my wife and I relished. We dearly miss his presence in our lives. We miss and love you Rob.
We send our sympathies and love to Diana, Jeff, and Dan.