Robert M. Beningson

May 20, 1929February 6, 2019

Beningson, Robert Matthew, passed away on February 6, 2019. He is survived by his daughters Robin and Susan, his “sons by choice”, Joseph and William Coplin, his grandchildren, Max, Hannah and Maxine, his brother Herbert and an extended, deeply connected family. Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1950, Bob was a successful entrepreneur, builder of enterprises, and a pioneer in the field of renewable energy. With his late wife Renee, the love of his life, he was an active participant in myriad philanthropic enterprises associated with the arts, the Jewish community, and medicine. Funeral services will be held at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road, Stamford, Connecticut, on Friday, February 8th at 11 am. The family will be receiving at home, in Stamford, following the service, and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jill Melmed-Buzzeo Award,, an organization founded by Bob’s niece to equip underserved young women with the tools and support to advance their professional dreams and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in memory of Robert M. Beningson ’50.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 8, 2019

Robert M. Beningson

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D Karp

February 8, 2019

Thinking of all the Beningsons and going back 80+ years in Stamford. With much love from all the Karp family.

Daniel Melmed

February 7, 2019

Sending love and sincerest condolences to the Beningson family for the loss of beloved Bob. I will always be grateful for the amazing U.S. Open seats he offered to me on a few occasions many years ago, while I still lived in Stamford. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral as I am currently overseas. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. With love, Dan Melmed.