Andrew "Steve" Kester

Andrew "Steve" KesterAndrew “Steve” Kester, 88, Professor Emeritus of microbiology, died Jan. 9 in Denton. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and went on to serve in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, where his duties included identifying pathogens. After his service, Steve received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin before working at Miles Laboratories in Indiana. He went on to join UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences in 1967 and taught until his retirement in 1994. Steve donated generously to UNT’s Department of Chemistry and KNTU. He enjoyed golfing and cooking and is remembered as a deep thinker with a broad sense of humor.

Andrew "Steve" KesterAndrew “Steve” Kester, 88, Professor Emeritus of microbiology, died Jan. 9 in Denton. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and went on to serve in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, where his duties included identifying pathogens. After his service, Steve received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin before working at Miles Laboratories in Indiana. He went on to join UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences in 1967 and taught until his retirement in 1994. Steve donated generously to UNT’s Department of Chemistry and KNTU. He enjoyed golfing and cooking and is remembered as a deep thinker with a broad sense of humor.