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Peter A. Benson M.D.

Burlingame, California

Jun 19, 1931 – Jan 28, 2020 (Age 88)


June 19, 1931
January 28, 2020
Burlingame, California
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Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96 Obituary

Peter A. Benson, M.D. For 58 years he was a forensic pathologist for San Mateo County 1962-2020. He joked he might be the oldest practicing forensic pathologist in the country, but then discovered a slightly older one somewhere. He died unexpectedly on January 28th, 2020 at his place of work....

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I worked with Dr. B for 4 years as an autopsy tech and he was such a lovely man. So smart, always curious. He made you want to learn and be better too. I often enjoyed our conversations about his life and experiences, and always loved his classical music recommendations. I'm glad he was able to do something he loved his entire life. Anyone that met and worked with him could see that right away. So sorry I couldn't make it to the memorial service, but I will definitely be making a donation in...

Dr Peter Benson was the finest professional witness whom I ever had the pleasure of working with. More importantly, Dr Benson was one of the nicest human beings I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He had a wonderful life and made such a positive impact on those who he met.
Our prayers are with him and his entire family.

I worked with Dr. Benson for 30 yrs. and always felt his professionalism was of the utmost quality. Over the years I learned of his quick and at times dry sense of humor. Whenever we had a visiting pathologist doing an autopsy it was never the same. I always felt like a bystander, unengaged, unlike Dr."B" (as so many referred to him later in years) informed you every step of the way and explained how and why certain injuries were made and how they affected other organs leading to...

Dr. Benson was a truly remarkable man. He was very knowledgeable about many different subjects. He was a renowned Pathologist who went to any length to find the answers. He was always willing to explain to families the issues that caused a loved one's death. Dr. Benson will be remembered as a kind and respected person.
To Judy and his family my deepest sympathy. He had a life well lived.

I want to offer my condolences to Dr. Benson's family. I have enjoyed working with him over the years. He will be sorely missed.