Dr. Robert Yurick

  • Died: September 21, 2018
  • Location: Rocky River, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Friend

Dr. Robert S. Yurick passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bob attended Lakewood High School where he played on championship football and baseball teams. He received a football scholarship to play under Woody Hayes at the Ohio State University where he met the love of his life. Bob was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He had an offer to play major league baseball with the Boston Red Sox, but turned it down to attend medical school. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine with an AOA scientific honorary award and did his residency training at University Hospitals. Bob worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon for 38 years at Lakewood, Fairview and St. John Hospitals and was one of the original founding members of Orthopedic Associates. Bob had a love for medicine and his patients and was very generous with his time. He was the team physician for the Rocky River High School football team for 22 years. Bob was an avid Cleveland sports fan, but was a true Brown's fanatic and a long-time season ticketholder. He can rest more peacefully knowing that the Browns may have found their franchise QB. He watched Big Ten sports especially his family's alma maters. Bob was a member of the Cleveland Yachting Club for 49 years where he enjoyed boating and fishing on the Cast Off. He loved family vacations to his home in Naples, Florida and cruising in the Caribbean. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ruth, grandmother Clara Ryan, brother-in-law Edward Zink, aunt, uncles and cousins. Bob is survived by his wife Leisa of 61 years, their daughter Linnea Michels (Greg), son Robert Yurick (Heidi-deceased), granddaughters Kelsey and Kristi Michels and Lauren and Lindsay Yurick, nephews Greg, Gary and Randy Zink and families and cousins. Bob was extremely proud of his family and all of their accomplishments. Friends may call on Friday September 28, 2018 from 3-7 at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake. A service will be held in his honor on Saturday September 29 at 11:00 am at Rockport United Methodist Church, 3301 Wooster Rd. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center for colorectal cancer awareness and research in honor of his daughter-in-law Heidi Yurick. www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202


Condolence & Memory Journal

did not know about Dr. Yuricks death until now. Do not know his family address but hope this will get to the family that I and my family were very fond of him. He took care of my 3 boys many broken bones- Chris, Craig and Cary. Will remember him with gratitude. Kay Brabander

Posted by Kay Brabander 4660 Silverdale Rd - North Olmsted, OH - Acquaintance   October 14, 2018

Dr.& Mrs. Yurick have always been (without doubt) the most wonderful people to know. Making our family & others feel welcomed; their support & caring, food & laughter, great conversation- whatever was needed. Such rare commodities these days. We'll miss you.

Love & prayers,

Laura & Edward Jacobberger (Michels)

Posted by Laura Michels - Palo Alto, CA   October 06, 2018

Truly a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Friend and Doctor.
Truly a loss. Fran & Roy Yurick and all the Texas Yuricks

Posted by Roy Yurick - San Antonio,, TX - Family   September 28, 2018

Dr Yurick was my favorite doctor. He would have a waiting room full of patients, but he always made you feel as though you were his only one. What a wonderful man. RIP Dr Yurick. You made a difference.

Posted by Camille Bensi Felder - Middleburg Hts, OH   September 28, 2018

Very sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Yurick. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Dawn Holley

Posted by Dawn Holley - north ridgeville, OH   September 27, 2018

To the family of DR. ROBERT S. YURICK. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 90 verse 12.

Posted by Nancy Young - East Cleveland, OH   September 27, 2018

I was saddened when reading of the passing of this great man. He operated on my husband many times for different things. His compassion for his patients and his sense of humor will always be remembered. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Jeri Grant - North Olmsted, OH - Friend   September 26, 2018

Isaiah25:8 sorry for your loss my the God of all comfort be with the family at this sad time.

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2018


This is for the former staff at Lakewood hospital and surgery department

Dr Yurick and Dr Chapman were pillars of Orthopedics at Lakewood hospital...

They were both kind,caring men..
Always took time for the patients/outstanding work ethic

Dr Yurick had a great smile , presence.

May God comfort his loved ones

Our thought and prayers are with the family

Posted by Lakewood hospital Surgery dept - Lakewood, OH   September 26, 2018

May God give your family comfort during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2018

Dr. Yurick was one of the kindest and most humble people I have ever known. A devoted husband and father, no family could be blessed with a more caring and compassionate individual. It has been my honor to know him. He will be sorely missed. They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Posted by Stephen & Valerie Michels - Brecksville, OH - Family Friend   September 26, 2018

In 1971,at age 21, I had started a new job. I was physically training for the job when during one of the exercises I sustained a career ending injury. I dislocated my shoulder, which continued to become dislocated at least six more times.
I was introduced to Dr. Yurick. Long story short, Dr.Yurick wanted to put a screw in my shoulder to keep my shoulder from being dislocated any more. He told me this was a brand new procedure and wasn't sure of the outcome.
I was able to return to work, and to this day, 47 years later, the shoulder he repaired is in better shape than my other shoulder.
I am forever grateful to have met Dr. Yurick.

Posted by Dale Drottar - North Ridgeville, OH   September 26, 2018

Dr Bob {Bubba) was a very good man. May he be in heaven a half a hour before the devil knows he is gone

Posted by Bill&Peggy MALUMPHY - north olmsted, OH   September 26, 2018

I worked with Dr. Yurick on orthopedics at Lakewood Hospital. Great guy, wonderful sense of humor. He took care of my Mom & me. I have good memories & deepest respect. God bless his family during this sad time

Posted by Joan Miller - Cleveland, OH   September 25, 2018

Posted by vicki furuki - berea, OH   September 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I had many great times with Bob and Dr Yurick when I was young. He also did a fabulous surgery on my shoulder .. still holding firm since '82 !

Posted by Bradley Riemenschneider - Richfield, OH - Family Friend   September 25, 2018

To the Yurick family,

Family is extremely important. Look to God for the strength that you need. Colossians 1:11

P. Bell
Cleveland, OH

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to Leisa and the Yurick, Michels, & Zink families on the loss of a true Patriarch. Doc was a true Gentleman first and foremost; Scholar, Athlete , Intellectual, Family Man , Healer, Patriot, and Role Model to so many. My fondest memories ( and there are too many to list here) are of Doc in expert command of the Flybridge of the Cast Off, running on/off the RRHS football field to attend both team's injured players, his sporty white turtleneck and tartan holiday combo at the High Parkway Christmas parties, devouring those huge S&P 500 Green Tomes cover to cover, that great picture of him as Fleet Surgeon at the RRYC, his perfect front lawn, and his proud , detailed updates on all of the accomplishments and activities of each member of his beloved family from Leisa through his children/grandchildren each time we met. He was never short of a good joke and a hearty laugh at one's attempt at try in return. We sleep well knowing that Doc is with Heidi, filling the Cast-Off II up with greatly discounted water-free marine diesel... He will be missed greatly by so many...

Posted by The Kellys - Houston, TX   September 25, 2018

Soon God will recover them from the power of the grave. Hosea 13:14

Posted by E C    September 25, 2018

sorry for your loss. please keep in mind the comfort we receive from Gods word at a time like this.

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2018

Thoughts and prayers from the Cachat's.

Posted by Patrick Cachat - Rocky River, OH - Family Friend   September 25, 2018

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