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Robert Hurwitz

d. December 14, 2020


On Monday morning, December 14, 2020, Robert M. Hurwitz M.D. passed away at the age of 79.

Robert, known to most as “Bob,” was born on May 11, 1941 in Jamestown, NY to Dr. Samuel and Matilda Hurwitz.  He grew up on nearby Lake Chautauqua where he was an avid baseball player through high school.  Bob went on to attend Ohio University followed by medical school at Indiana University.  Upon completion of a pathology internship, Bob enlisted in the Navy to proudly serve his country in the Vietnam war.  Bob was a Navy doctor who was assigned to the Marines 3rd Medical Battalion stationed in Quang Tri.  He returned from Vietnam to a Navy base in San Diego where he met Geraldine “Geri” Naughton who would become his wife of 45 years.  Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Bob went back to Indiana University to complete a residency in Dermatology.  Bob and his wife Geri remained in Indianapolis to raise their family and Bob was one of the first physicians in the St. Vincent professional building on west 86 St.  Bob practiced Dermatology for over 40 years at St. Vincent, while also co-founding his own Dermatopathology laboratory.  Always a student, his passion for medicine was unwavering.  Bob published many papers in addition to a book on Dermatopathology.  Bob loved to teach and mentor young up and coming doctors, and would often assist them on writing their own papers.

Bob is the father to Steven A. (Lainie) Hurwitz and Abigail Hurwitz Seif, and grandfather to six grandchildren: Max, Isaac, Ethan, Solomon, Tess and Teva.  Bob had a passion for candy and enjoyed sharing that passion with his grandchildren. Bob’s other passions were classical music and opera; he loved a good aria and enjoyed attending the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.  Bob was also rarely seen without his dog Vicki by his side; they were inseparable.  Bob was a man of strong Jewish values and was a long time member of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.  May his memory be a blessing

Funeral services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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