In Memory of Robert (Bob) Newhouse
It was Bob's wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to Trinity Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, the nonprofit organization his daughter & granddaughter created. Bob and his wife Mary enjoyed many happy memories of family gatherings at the farm including wedding and baby showers celebrating the future of the family Bob was so proud of.
"Bob Newhouse, my grandfather, was a medical photographer, veteran, and family man. I have had many role models in my life that demonstrated that differences have value and that your passion and dedication will take you further than talent, but my grandfather really brought that message home. Bob sustained an eye injury as a child that left him blind in one eye and yet he taught doctors and surgeons medicine with what HE saw and captured through a camera lens.
"He attempted to pass along his skill and knowledge of photography to me. As his eyesight diminished he still had critiques and suggestions that kept me longing for his approval. Each visit I’d pester him with questions about working at the hospital or his photographs in TIME Magazine. This man had the best photo lab and equipment at his fingertips. He won awards, had recognition and publications in text books. At the drop of a hat he could make educational slideshows to teach procedures to students and visiting doctors. But when asked for his favorite memories- they always included my grandmother. His favorite “work” stories were really about coming home. Coming home to share crazy stories from the emergency department that he had to document. Coming home to his beautiful wife and telling her about his day. Coming home to take their children on car trips and adventures.
"He was incredibly supportive of the work I do at Trinity Farm and tried to help me capture the magical moments that happen between horses and humans. He understood the value of therapeutic riding for military veterans with PTSD and shared stories of his friends and colleagues living after the war. He understood the constant labor of a farm and always checked in to see if I was staying warm enough and asked how the horses were doing.
"His photography changed medicine, but it also captured the love of his wife of over 60 years, frozen milliseconds of light showing the love he had for his children and the time he spent with me- trying to help me understand that a camera doesn’t take pictures a photographer does." - Katherine Trimble, Executive Director
Checks can be mailed to: 7821 Ferguson Rd. Streetsboro, Ohio 44241.
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