Award-winning travel writer, journalist and marketing professional, Robert “Bob” Finch Miller, died suddenly of a heart attack on January 28, 2013. He was 68. The author of several books, Bob was Editorial Director at M. Silver Associates for the past 22 years where he combined his background in journalism with a career in public relations and marketing to create and supervise agency-wide client editorial programs.
After graduating from Amherst College in 1966, Bob began his career as a manager of trade media relations for the American Society of Travel Agents. He later reported on the travel industry, writing travel, lifestyle, “how-to” and op-ed pieces for consumer publications including Travel + Leisure, Christian Science Monitor and numerous newspapers across the country. He was a contributing editor for Washingtonian magazine, ASTA Agency Management and Cruise Views and produced advertorials for The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications.
“Bob was a true gentleman and scholar – a talented writer, creative thinker, philosopher and a cherished member of the M. Silver family,” said Morris Silver, CEO. “He relished the world of travel and loved creating colorful and compelling copy that brought our clients to life in exciting ways. Bob was generous in spirit and we will miss him tremendously.”
Bob, of Worthington, Massachusetts, is survived by his wife, Carol, his three children, Benjamin, Emma Rose, and Timmy, and three grandchildren, Megan, Jack, and Lindsay.