In Memory

Robert Bruce Pauszek Jr - Class Of 1954

Robert Bruce Pauszek Jr



Robert Bruce Pauszek, Sr., M.D.

Sept. 4, 1936 - March 3,2018

SOUTH BEND - Robert Bruce Pauszek, Sr., M.D., of Indianapolis passed away March 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 4, 1936 in South Bend, IN to the late Dr. Thomas B. and Edna Pauszek. He graduated in 1954 from South Bend Central High School and went on to attend the University of Michigan, where he played football. He attended Notre Dame in 1957, where he and his high school sweetheart married. The couple went on to Marquette University, where Bob attended dental school but after a year, felt the calling to medicine and graduated from IU Medical School in 1963 with Honors as a member of the AOA. His pediatric residency was at Methodist Hospital, and he practiced medicine on the east side for 50 years more recently for Community Hospitals. After receiving his medical degree, he served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam.

Bob was an avid baseball fan. He coached Little League baseball at Skiles Test which he helped develop. He coached baseball at Lawrence Central where the Mental Attitude award was developed in his name. He was the team doctor for 20 years at Lawrence Central High School for the football program, and was a recipient of the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award. In retirement he enjoyed golfing at the Hillcrest Country Club with the ROB buddies. He will be remembered as a devoted Catholic man who was the best listener and enjoyed serving others. He was a doting husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Kay Pauszek; children, Thomas B. Pauszek (Kathy), Robert B. Pauszek Jr., M.D. (Cindi), Brett J. Pauszek (Carrie), Christine Connors, Mary C. Dougherty (Bruce), and Amy Pauszek; 28 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; & many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7 from 4 to 8 PM at Flanner Buchanan - Geist, 7855 Cork Road, Indianapolis. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Thursday, March 8 at Holy Spirit Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Indianapolis. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospital Cancer Center, 7979 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46250. To leave a memory for the family visit

Happy trails until we meet again.


03/06/2018  JFC