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Robert W. Masters, MD

82, Beloved husband, father, and grandfather Dr. Robert "Bobby" Masters, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home at the age of 82 years.

The son of the late Arthur "Abie" Masters and Catherine Wallace was born on April 25, 1930 in Kokomo, Indiana. He married Valia Sergent Masters on January 6, 1991; she survives him. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School (Captain of the 1948 Indiana Basketball State Champions), Indiana University undergraduate (Member of the Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Team), and Indiana University Medical School. Bob was selected as the state of Indiana "Mr. Basketball" in 1948, DuPont's National Association of Basketball Coaches' 5-Member Silver Anniversary Team in 1978, and Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991 in addition to other high school and collegiate basketball honors.

He was the Chief of Anesthesiology Services at Chicago V.A. Westside Medical Center for more than 20 years. Bob spent his retirement years with his wife in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to pursue his passions of golf, relaxation, and ocean-side lifestyle.

Surviving besides his wife of 22 years, Valia, are their children: Eric (Margie) Masters and their children: Shayleigh and Maddox; John (Katrina) Masters. He is also survived by his children Jeff Masters, Michael Masters, and Robynn Masters.

A reception to celebrate life will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday, February 16 at River Glen Country Club, 12010 Clubhouse Drive, Fishers, Indiana 46038.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund - A Benefit for JAKE - http://www.heart4jake.org.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Bussell and Bell Fam ily Funerals, Carmel, to share thoughts with the Masters family please visit: http://www.bussellandbell.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 13, 2013
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