OBITUARY

Robert David Willix Jr. M.D.

April 28, 1941February 27, 2020

Dr. Robert David Willix, Jr, MD

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and doctor to numerous patients passed away on February 27, 2020 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Dr. Willix was born on April 28, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, to Robert D. Willix, Sr. and Natalie Willix.

Dr. Willix graduated from Seton Hall Prep in 1959, Boston College B.S. Biology 1963, University of Missouri Medical Degree 1969, completed University of Michigan Residency Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery 1975, completed Maharishi Ayur-Veda Physician 1994 and completed Shamanic Training Inka Tradition 2004

Dr. Robert D. Willix Jr, MD, formerly a Board-Certified cardiac surgeon, pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota. After developing the Cardiac Rehabilitation Human Performance Program at the North Broward Hospital District during the 1980s, he turned his focus to prevention. With a passion for integrative healing. Dr. Willix traveled the world to study acupuncture, Ayurveda Medicine, and the healing ways of Shamanism. He was one of 300 physicians in the United States who is trained in Pulse Diagnosis and he learned a specialized form of acupuncture from world-famous Qi Gong Master, Master Fu.

Dr. Willix was CEO of Enlightened Living Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer and former Director of Energy Medicine at the world-famous Hippocrates Health Institute in Palm Beach, Florida. He was also CMO of LiquiVida Lounge, a company devoted to teaching people that they control their own health destiny.

Dr. Willix authored 15 books and hundreds of newsletters and had traveled around the country as a sought-after speaker. He was a member of several organizations with a focus on innovative medicine and was the recipient of several awards. Dr. Willix was dedicated to changing the paradigm of medicine from a disease-oriented system to a proactive, preventive health approach.

Robert Willix was an avid athlete, including completing fourteen marathons and the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.

He is survived by, his wife, France Willix; siblings, Joseph Willix and wife Carmen; son, Robert D. Willix, III and his wife Michelle Renee; daughter, Michelle Willix; son, Corey Willix and his wife Laurie; daughter, Kisten Hahn; son, Micah Willix and his wife Heather; nephews, Joseph Willix and Jeffrey Willix; Grandchildren, Robert D. Willix, IV and his wife Alexandra, Chas Willix and his wife Elizabeth, Mason Willix, Jamie Willix, McKenzie Willix, Tucker Willix, Sydney Hahn, Tristan Hahn, Jaden Willix, Mia Willix and Layla Willix and a great grandson, Robert D. Willix, V.

Due to the Coronavirus, the family will hold a Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Willix at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being sent to First Care Women's Clinic, who help women facing crisis pregnancies at: https://firstcareforlife.com/get-involved/donate/general-credit-card-donation/

A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 2 p.m.

If you cannot join us in person; join our Zoom meeting:

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Jupiter Civic Center 351 Old A1A, Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL 33477 Jupiter Civic Center

Dress is Casual Please bring photos, memories and stories to share with the family.

RSVP by 7/12/21 to Michelle Willix at mwillix@hotmail.com or (303)579-0860

Post-Event Fellowship: After the Ceremony there will be casual food and fellowship.

Parking: All parking in Carlin Park Parking Lot is free and open to the public. Additionally, whenever possible, the shoulders of the road to the north entrance of Carlin Park will also be left for Civic Center parking overflow.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Louis A Puopolo

July 13, 2021

…and so a year + has passed. I often do, and I imagine will always, think of our long friendship. It has been revealing to read all those that crossed your path and live a better life because of it. Although not in any great rush to see you again on the other side, I will quietly look forward to that moment.

Frank Martino

June 4, 2021

Doctor Willix was an inspiration to me. Then and Now. 🇺🇸💐

Cynthia Percival

April 20, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Robert for sharing all your 'how to stay healthy' knowledge with others, so people like me can have extended & quality lives. I kept all of my mother's booklets (reading here in Canada) that you wrote & they are 100 percent applicable today. She lived into her 90s & I plan to as well. Knowing the truth about the power of antioxidants is no secret, yet few follow taking them regularly. I am a Neurosurgery survivor (since 2014) & I know the value & benefits of taking quality nutrients every day. You must have been an amazing person. May God Bless You. Cynthia

Michelle Willix

February 28, 2021

I miss you so much Papá and I cannot believe it’s been so long since I talked with you. I look at photos and listen to your voice all the time. I do so wish you were here, even though I know you’re with Jesus and I’ll get to see you again.
As an honor to you, I volunteered at church. Then I spent a gorgeous CO day talking to you, thinking of memories and sharing you with the mountains. I love you Papá! Xoxox

Bob Willix

February 28, 2021

It's hard to believe it's been a year already Pops. I miss you so much and think about you constantly. I didn't expect to have to navigate this portion of my adulthood without you, but I choose to celebrate your life instead of being sad. I know that you're waiting for us and what a sweet reunion that will be!

Your kindness, love and care for others lives on in your kids and your grandkids.

I just hope you've got our Harleys ready for me when I get to heaven. We've got a lot of riding to catch up on by the time I get there!

Love,
Bob

Arlean Kopszywa

February 28, 2021

Heaven has truly received another angel. My Son and I met Dr Willix at Hipocrates. He showed so much compassion and truly meant the world to us. We will always hold a special place for him in our hearts. He was indeed a true friend .

Cherri Sabo

February 27, 2021

Thank you for the legacy of your wonderful children.

Bobby Willix

February 27, 2021

Missing you an extra amount today grandpa.

Can't believe it's been a year since you left.

I've worn your watch with pride every day for the past year. Even wore it during my cycling workout today in honor of you.

V has grown up so much and is already showing some athletic potential that you would be proud of-I'm so grateful you were able to meet him.

You were the best grandpa and I'm honored to share a name with you and continue on with my son.

Love you and miss you.

See you in eternity!

Marco Guglietti

February 27, 2021

Remembering the many amazing calls and visits with Dr Willox, and his incredible Physical, Mental and Emotion care. Robert made me feel like a good friend, as did and continues to, his loving partner France.
Dr Willox will always be remembered as a special soul, that teachings live on forever.
Thinking of France and all Dr Willox's family and closest friends today...the 1 year anniversary of his passing on.
Much Strength and Faith wishes to you all.
Marco Guglietti

juhn cochrane

January 2, 2021

i met doctor willix at hippocrates institute ......funny incredible spiritual man........he was the best thing about hippocrates ........he became a very great friend he was a powerful person yet humble .....he will be very greatly missed ......i had many great conversations with him as i had heart surgery .....and he would fascinate me with his knowledge and the fact he was a shaman .....i would always fix his ceremonial fires every time ........he will be dearly missed an great loss to us all .................................

FROM THE FAMILY