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Robert Daniel Zehr

1944 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Robert Daniel Zehr Obituary
Robert Daniel "Dan" Zehr

November 11, 1944 - January 9, 2019


On January 9, 2019 Dan Zehr passed away surrounded by his loving wife Ginny, sons, daughter-in-law, Alison Blue, and sister-in-law, Joyce McCulloch. Dan was born November 11, 1944 to parents Robert Daniel Zehr, Sr., and Louise McCain Zehr in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Zehr of San Antonio, Texas, and his beloved niece Leeah McCulloch of Dallas, Texas.

Dan spent most of his youth in San Antonio, Texas then graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree. He began his PhD studies at Emory University, then followed his research advisor to North Dakota State University to complete his studies. He worked as a research chemist ending his career at the EPA, his favorite job. Dan loved music, playing his string bass in various orchestras, chamber music and jazz ensembles in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina, from Chapel Hill to Wilmington.

Dan is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ginny Zehr, four sons, Robert Zehr (Kelly) of New Jersey, Peter Zehr (Cathy) of New Jersey, Jeremy Zehr (Mary Ann) of Colorado, Jonathan Zehr (Alison Blue) of North Carolina, three grandchildren, Tristan Zehr, Evan Zehr, and Kaitlyn Zehr, his sister, Mary Zehr Reed of Raleigh, and many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 2 pm January 15 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church,1520 Canterbury Road in Raleigh. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, and caretakers who supported him for five years especially Dr. Bermudez. Additional thanks to their neighbors and friends for their support and kindness. Special thanks to Margaret Garriss, Phyllis Garriss and Meredith Cooper and members of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Durham Symphony Orchestra and the Raleigh Area Flute Association for providing music at the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the Community Music School or the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.

Condolences may be shared at cremationsocietync.com
Published in The News & Observer on Jan. 13, 2019
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