Here is an article about his passing run in his local newspaper, it is not available online.
I met Bob in New Orleans at George Buck’s Place—his record company and Palm Court Café—in the early 80s. Bob had been in academia and the currently he and wife were traveling doing photography, videography and jazz journalism. In fact, when Bob called me a few days before his death indicating that he had a terminal illness and was wrapping up his affairs with the help of his son, he mentioned our original meeting in New Orleans. Our paths crossed subsequently at various jazz parties and events over the years. Bob had written articles for The Mississippi Rag and for subsequent publication in The American Rag. Over the past several years Bob had been making effort to have his jazz documents placed where they would be available for jazz historical researchers. Bob indicated that he was especially proud of the many YouTube videos he had posted and was satisfied that his work would be available for future research. – Norman