ForeverMissed

Thank you for the time you have spent with Bob.  We created this page in memory of Robert “Bob” Pace, loving husband, a great father and loyal friend.  Please feel free to share stories or leave a memory.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Grace Church in Noblesville, Indiana. Visitation with the family will be from 9AM-10AM and immediately after the service.

Grace Church 5504 146th Street, Noblesville, IN 46062

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Grace Care Center or Kidz at Heart by following the below link.  

http://www.kidzatheart.org/

http://gracechurch.us/carecenter-donate/

Posted by Larry Tiffan on May 16, 2019
GOB (Good Old Bob) and I have been friends for over 25 years. In recent years since the introduction of email, "GOB" was his standard signature in our extensive correspondence. So many memories of this great and very dear friend. 
Many descriptive words/thoughts about Bob come to mind and highlighting a few:
Godly” heads the list” – an immediate impression Bob created was his quiet and gracious demeanor wherever he went. He was one of the most deeply spiritual men I’ve ever known, his smile spoke volumes and he was much loved by all.
Faithful: In so many ways including regular attendance at a men’s Bible study group which met weekly every Wednesday morning at 6 am for over 20 years. As importantly, he and Pauline have been treasured members of our couples’ small group for that period of time and are,m and always will be, considered a part of our “family”. 
Honest and transparent: Bob never hesitated to share where he was in his journey with Christ as well as the valleys and peaks of life he and Pauline experienced in their nearly 60 years together. He had a special gift of insight evidenced in so often offering profound “finishing touches” to our time in God’s word. 
Humorous: I think Bob was born with a twinkle in his eye as he possessed a great sense of humor which lighted the room. The last time with Bob and Pauline was at a famous pizza place in Mesa, AZ, which plays loud music on a massive pipe organ. Bob couldn’t sit still – He “bobbed" and weaved in his seat and acted like a teenager; his body motions (contortions, really) suggested he was still back in the 50’s & 60’s. Many stories could be told about GOB and his “antics” over the years” supported by a few other fellow jokesters in our group.
An excerpt from a letter written just before his death, Matthew Henry, the 18th century Bible commentator, wrote words of encouragement to those left behind by reminding them, and us today - as we honor Bob -, that “... I am at home in my Father’s house, in the mansion prepared for me here. I am where I want to be, no longer on the stormy sea, but in God’s safe, quiet harbor. My sowing time is done and I am now reaping – my joy is as the joy of the harvest.” I am engaged in the sweet enjoyment of my precious Redeemer…”
Posted by Lori Lavalle on May 3, 2019
You are performing in Heaven now, dad. Run, dad, run.

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Posted by Larry Tiffan on May 16, 2019
GOB (Good Old Bob) and I have been friends for over 25 years. In recent years since the introduction of email, "GOB" was his standard signature in our extensive correspondence. So many memories of this great and very dear friend. 
Many descriptive words/thoughts about Bob come to mind and highlighting a few:
Godly” heads the list” – an immediate impression Bob created was his quiet and gracious demeanor wherever he went. He was one of the most deeply spiritual men I’ve ever known, his smile spoke volumes and he was much loved by all.
Faithful: In so many ways including regular attendance at a men’s Bible study group which met weekly every Wednesday morning at 6 am for over 20 years. As importantly, he and Pauline have been treasured members of our couples’ small group for that period of time and are,m and always will be, considered a part of our “family”. 
Honest and transparent: Bob never hesitated to share where he was in his journey with Christ as well as the valleys and peaks of life he and Pauline experienced in their nearly 60 years together. He had a special gift of insight evidenced in so often offering profound “finishing touches” to our time in God’s word. 
Humorous: I think Bob was born with a twinkle in his eye as he possessed a great sense of humor which lighted the room. The last time with Bob and Pauline was at a famous pizza place in Mesa, AZ, which plays loud music on a massive pipe organ. Bob couldn’t sit still – He “bobbed" and weaved in his seat and acted like a teenager; his body motions (contortions, really) suggested he was still back in the 50’s & 60’s. Many stories could be told about GOB and his “antics” over the years” supported by a few other fellow jokesters in our group.
An excerpt from a letter written just before his death, Matthew Henry, the 18th century Bible commentator, wrote words of encouragement to those left behind by reminding them, and us today - as we honor Bob -, that “... I am at home in my Father’s house, in the mansion prepared for me here. I am where I want to be, no longer on the stormy sea, but in God’s safe, quiet harbor. My sowing time is done and I am now reaping – my joy is as the joy of the harvest.” I am engaged in the sweet enjoyment of my precious Redeemer…”
Posted by Lori Lavalle on May 3, 2019
You are performing in Heaven now, dad. Run, dad, run.
his Life

ROBERT L. PACE

1933-2019

Dr. Robert Loyal Pace (“Bob”) of Westfield, Indiana, passed away at the age of 86 on April 25, 2019 at St Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on January 18, 1933 along with his twin brother Richard D. Pace, in Northville, MI. He was the son of the late Byron and Edna Pace.

After attending public high school in Detroit, Dr. Pace went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 1956, and then an M.D. from Wayne State Medical School in 1960. He was an internal medicine specialist with a subspecialty in nephrology. He was honored to be trained by Dr. Dale Lindholm, a pioneer in dialysis. Dr. Pace was called a “wizard in diagnosis” by his colleagues. Much of his career was spent working for the University of Illinois in the student health center. He also taught at the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Pace received two national honors including a medal of commendation from the USPHS for working in the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and an award from the National Association of Medical Educators for innovative medical school curriculum.

Dr. Pace received Christ on July 2, 1949 through the testimony of a high school classmate. He married Pauline Gammichia on September 5, 1959, and the couple had four children and ten grandchildren. He was active in church throughout his life. Most recently, he was involved in Grace Church in Noblesville, Indiana where he served with the drama team.

He leaves behind his wife, Pauline; his children: Linda Hinkle and husband Tony of Lebanon, Richard Pace and wife Beth of Leavenworth, KS,Lori Lavalle of Westfield, and Robert Pace and wife Svetlana of Indianapolis; his grandchildren: Clark Hinkle, Adam Hinkle, William “Bill” Pace, Lydia Pace, Joseph “Joe” Lavalle, Jonathan Pace, Jessica Pace, Daniel Pace, David Pace, and Samuel Pace; and his twin brother Richard “Dick” Pace.

His life verse was Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (ESV).

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