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Robert P. Behringer

October 26, 1948 - July 10, 2018


Professor Robert P. Behringer, of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving family, and will be dearly missed. Dr. Behringer received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Duke University in 1970 and his PhD, also from Duke University, in 1975. Throughout the course of his career, he received numerous awards and recognitions, including the James B. Duke Chaired Professorship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and the Jesse Beams Award of the Physical Society.

Dr. Behringer is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue; his children, Michael Behringer and wife Jennifer, and Molly Behringer and fiancé Nate Thompson; his grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Carter and Emma; and his brother, Frederick and wife Susan.

A celebration of life service will be held at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill on Friday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be shared at www.cremationsocietync.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bob's name to: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, c/o Kate Senner, PO Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708.
Published in The News & Observer on July 11, 2018
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