Robert Myles, 63, of Atlanta

Robert Myles, 63, of Atlanta

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Robert Myles

Robert Alan Myles, known as Bob to all who knew and loved him, passed away on December 22, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Costa Rica. Bob and his wife, Janis Gordon, were visiting her daughter, Eva Gordon, who lives in Costa Rica. Bob was 63 years old at the time of his death.  Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., Bob was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, after which he attended college at Buffalo State University. He moved to Atlanta in 1978.  For 18 years Bob was employed as an ophthalmic photographer at Emory Eye Center, where he spent several years as head of the photography department. He was admired by doctors, co-workers and patients alike. Upon retiring from Emory, Bob founded a photography business, Down to Earth Photography, where he was trying his hand at aerial photography, jewelry and food photography, as well as wildlife and landscape photography. He could often be found taking pictures and making videos of the gorillas at the Atlanta Zoo.  Bob particularly enjoyed travel, and he and his wife traveled extensively together during their wonderful seven years of marriage. The couple spent time in Alaska, Norway, the Baltic, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona, where they hiked and rafted through the Grand Canyon. He especially enjoyed visiting the national parks, and spent quite a bit of time in Death Valley, as well as Yellowstone. One of his favorite trips was to the Galápagos Islands. Bob and his wife had recently returned from a cruise through the Panama Canal, and were planning a trip to Italy and Turkey, as well as the Canadian Rockies, when the accident occurred. Bob was known and loved for his commitment to family and terrific sense of humor. He was very close to his brother, Kenny Myles, of New Jersey, with whom he talked at least daily. Bob is survived by his loving wife, his brother, his two incredible nephews, Zachary and Matthew Myles, and his three step-children, Abe, Eva and Ross Gordon. Sign the online guestbook at A memorial service were held Sun., Dec. 29 at 11 a.m., at Emory Hillel, 735 Gatewood Rd, Atlanta.  Burial immediately followed at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.

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