Dr. Robert S. Baum, an esteemed Denver cardiologist, passed away Oct. 20, 2012, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Oct. 23 service held at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Bob was a respected cardiologist at Rose Medical Center for many years until he retired due to illness,” said his wife Karen Baum. “He touched many lives and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.”
Dr. Baum was born April 13, 1943, in Denver to the late Sam and Patty Baum. He graduated George Washington High School in 1961.
He served as a major in the US Air Force at Travis Air Force Base in Vacaville, Calif.
Dr. Baum attended the University of California-Berkeley before graduating Phi Beta Kappa from CU in 1965, and earned his medical degree at the CU School of Medicine in 1969.
He did his residency in cardiology at the University of California-San Diego Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
On Sept. 13, 1992, Dr. Baum married Karen Blamey Baum.
Dr. Baum is survived by his wife Karen Baum, his wife of 20 years; sons Steven (Carrie) Baum and David Baum; sister Nancy (Ken) Shwayder; grandchildren Sebastian and Alexandra; in-laws Bev and Al Blamey; and several nieces, nephews and close friends, especially Alan Karsh and Al Levin.
Contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center or the charity of choice.
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