Rothrock, PAUL DEAN; born July 11, 1933; a native of Goshen, Indiana; passed away on December 21, 2014; at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California from complications related to diabetes and heart disease. He was 81 years old. A world-traveling Hoosier, he lived the past twenty years in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Gordon; his brother, James; and his sister-in-law, Esther. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betsi”; two daughters, Patricia (Gary) Banina and Pamela (Kevin) Magyar; and a son, Richard (Elizabeth); as well as five grandchildren, Jennifer Reicherts, Chris Banina, Paul Magyar, Shaun Magyar, and Ben Rothrock); two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. A 1951 graduate of Goshen High School, Paul earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Ball State University, a Masters Degree at Purdue University, and a Doctorate at Virginia Tech. He worked as a Business Manager for two Indiana car dealerships and as a teacher and public school administrator in Indiana, West Virginia, and Michigan. A huge racing fan, he was in the stands at the Indianapolis 500 almost every year between 1963 and 2007. He also attended NASCAR events around the country and was an extra in the movie “Days of Thunder” (1990). He remained an avid fan of the Detroit Lions (where he was president of their Quarterback Club in the 1990s) and of the UNLV basketball and football teams. He remained a huge music enthusiast loving everything from adult contemporary to country but his favorites were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Liberace. He was also a long-standing member of the Beer Can Collectors of America as well as being active in numerous professional and civic organizations. He will be remembered for his warmth, his wit, and his unfailing commitment to those he loved and to those whom he called friend. Services will be held Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN. Paul’s son, Richard Rothrock will officiate. Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery. Memorials have been set up in Paul’s name at Ball State University School of Education Scholarship Fund, the ; , and the ; . Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Jan. 2, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 3 "I first met Paul Rothrock when we were teenagers and in the..."- Ted K. Miller"May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of..."- Judie Highmiller"May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your..."- American Heart Association Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Paul Rothrock Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Paul Rothrock Add a photo +