Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69
An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg
I have been thinking a lot about my colleague Robert Pear today, whose death has left a gaping hole in my heart. I wanted to share a few stories about what made him so special to me and all of my colleagues at the
-- and his many sources. 1/x
Robert Pear was a brilliant NYT healthcare reporter, quietly dogged. But really, he was just so nice, kind, decent. He was a friend of DC Buro news clerks, and newbie Hill reporters. He knew your interests, left CVS Valentine’s cards, and will be missed.
Robert Pear was one of the most brilliant & decent people I ever encountered in Washington. It would be difficult to imagine anyone more devoted to his craft, and our country was better off for it. He kept us all on our toes, and he will be greatly missed.
Robert Pear was the finest, fairest reporter I ever met. I could speak to him freely, knowing that he would capture my meaning precisely and in context. RIP.
For 35 years I knew Robert Pear--as friendly competitor & then as an NYT colleague of THE most collegial sort. It's been sad in recent days to say goodbye. But personally & professionally I treasure his memory--a most gentle man who was a tough reporter.
One of the greats: Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69 - The New York Times
Robert Pear leaves an extraordinary legacy that enhanced our understanding of #healthcare & policy issues during his 40-year career
. His death from #stroke underscores the magnitude of this condition - the #2 killer globally. May he rest in peace.
A generous colleague. A scrupulously thorough, accurate and fair reporter. A remarkable person. Thank you, Robert Pear, for setting the bar so high and for shedding so much light.
Jennifer 8. Lee
In a tribute, NYT is retiring slug HEALTH after Robert Pear's passing. He was both brilliant and kind. Facts from his obit: he lived on same freshman floor as
and was on the Harvard Advocate (like his bureaumate
Sad to hear about Robert Pear's passing. Aside from being a fan, I was lucky enough to have crossed paths with him a few times. His work will live on in the millions of Americans whose interests it served, and lives which it improved and saved.
Peter B. Bach, MD
Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69 "“In his memory we are retiring the slug HEALTH,” she said, “because it can only be by Pear.”"
“In his memory we are retiring the slug HEALTH,” she said, “because it can only be by Pear.” // Robert Pear, a Mainstay Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69
will never be the same. Shedding a tear for Robert Pear tonight.
“Growing up in the nation’s capital, Robert … and his younger brother were under orders from their father to read the front page of the local newspapers before turning to the sports section.”
Robert Pear, Authoritative Times Reporter on Health Care, Dies at 69 - The New York Times
Robert Pear: An exemplary reporter who will be greatly missed.
Robert Pear was truly one of our country's very best medical reporters. He will be missed.