In Memory

Robert Rubin

Biography : Robert “Bob” Jay Rubin, M.D., 62, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in Houston, surviving over seven years with a brain tumor. He was born to Mimi and Al Rubin on August 13, 1952. He is survived by his wife, best friend, and soulmate of 41 years, Marlene, and the lights of his life: Shari Rubin Heinz and her husband, Dennis; Mindy Rubin Adams and her husband Nick; Jack Rubin and his wife, Perla; and Paul Rubin and his wife, Jenn; and his superheroes Will, Owen, and Julia Heinz. He is also survived by his brother, Howard Rubin, M.D., and his wife, Rozanne; and his sister, Renee Silber, and her husband, Brent. Bob excelled at everything he did: National Honor Society and Summa Cum Laude at Bellaire High School; Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude at the University of Texas; AOA and #1 in his medical school class at Baylor College of Medicine; F.A.C.P. in Internal Medicine, Texas Monthly Super Docs/Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America multiple years. He devoted 30 years to the practice of Medicine with Associates in Medicine. Outside of work, his passions included golfing, playing poker, traveling, listening to music, and viewing sporting events, movies, and theater. Bob clearly had an impressive brain, but he had an even bigger heart. While colleagues and patients can attest to his professional prowess, his friends and family will miss his genuine kindness and acceptance of others, his generous and patient nature, his quick wit and infectious laugh. During his battle with cancer, his strength of spirit was nothing short of inspiring. The family wants to acknowledge Bob’s medical group, Associates in Medicine, for being supportive during the onset of Bob’s illness and subsequent retirement; the Houston Methodist Brain Tumor Support Group run by Dr. Pamela New and Kimbra Harris for providing information and support to brain tumor patients and their families; the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for raising money for brain tumor awareness, research, and support; Bob's poker group of 20-plus years, who moved their weekly Wednesday night game to Bob's house during the last two years; close friends and family who provided continuous support throughout Bob’s valiant fight against his illness; the many physicians, with special thanks to Bob Blacklock, M.D., Yvonne Kew, M.D. and her staff; and the physical therapists, occupational therapists and nurses for making it possible for Bob to live as active a life as possible for more than seven years after his diagnosis, enabling him to see the marriages of all four children and the births of three grandchildren. As he said, “It’s a miracle.” The memorial service will be held on Friday, February 27, at Congregation Emanu El at 1500 Sunset Blvd. at 4 p.m. followed by a Shabbat service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s honor to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation at . Better yet, register to walk/run in Bob’s honor on April 12 with the Houston Methodist team.

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03/12/15 08:10 PM #1    

Joel Ruby

A great husband, father, and doctor who was liked by everyone he met. May his memory be a blessing and comfort.

06/23/15 03:07 PM #2    

Pamela Phillips (Zwecker)

Bobby was such a remarkable man. I will always remember that I never saw him that he was not smiling. He is missed dearly.

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