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Robert Nathaniel Primus

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 26, 2019 @ 1:44 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

DURHAM – Robert Nathaniel Primus, age 82, died at his residence on March 24, 2019. He was born on February 28, 1937 to the late Abram Primus and Alice Viverette Primus.

A student-athlete and graduate of Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robert attended Duquesne University where he majored in history. On June 30, 1960, Robert was inducted into the Armed Services of the United States, and on May 30, 1966, he was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army. He then worked as a customer service agent for Trans World Airlines until his retirement.

Robert met his wife Janet Owens at Eddie’s Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and became a member of Webster Avenue Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Robert moved to North Carolina in 2002 and fellowshipped at First Baptist Church of Durham where he attended Sunday worship services, Bible for Life classes, and a midweek men’s Bible study group.

Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janet Owens Primus; his sons, Guy Primus (Heather) of Los Angeles, CA; Kevin Primus (Hyun) of Durham; his sister, Nancy Primus Greene (Eric) of Pasadena, CA; and his grandchildren Daniel, Juliana, Mia, Grant, Elyse, Clarke, and Noah Primus.

Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Primus, and his sister, Patricia Hale.

A funeral service will be held 11:00AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham, NC. Dr. Andrew Davis will officiate.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 10:00 -11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 prior to the service in the chapel.

The Primus family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com


Condolences for the family of “Robert Nathaniel Primus”

Condolence from Fern E Berry on March 26th, 2019 9:17 pm

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your family.

Condolence from Joyce B. Harrison on March 26th, 2019 9:20 pm

Dear Soror Janet,
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God strengthen each of you during your time of bereavement.
Sincerely,
Soror Joyce Brown Harrison

Condolence from Raenell Jones on March 29th, 2019 12:30 pm

Aunt Janet, Guy and Kevin, I am praying for you all. Love you. Raenell
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Condolence from Richie White on March 29th, 2019 11:19 pm

Dear Primus family, our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace in this time.

Richie White and family

Condolence from Jackie Batt on March 30th, 2019 8:41 am

Dear Janet, Guy, and Kevin,
So sorry for your loss. I always thought of Robert as a kind and gentle man. The Primus family will always be special and I am glad I knew all of you when we all lived in Penn Hills. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Jackie and Ted Batt

Condolence from Myrna on March 30th, 2019 10:36 am

Dear Primus family,
Please receive my deepest condolences, I only have fond memories of Mr. Primus and will always remember his kind smile, with prayers of comfort and peace for each of you, lovingly
Myrna García

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