Robert Pear, a Mainstay New York Times Reporter in Washington, Dies at 69


Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. He was 69.

His death, from complications of a stroke, was confirmed by his brother, Douglas, his only immediate survivor.

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