Bob Turner Succumbs to Cancer

Bob Turner, a renowned journalist in the video technology trade industry, died on July 15 after a battle with cancer. He was 54. Most recently, Bob was a contributing editor to "Video Systems," and also ran the popular e-mail newsletter/blog "The Cut," covering video production. Prior to that, he was a respected membe
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Bob Turner, a renowned journalist in the video technology trade industry, died on July 15 after a battle with cancer. He was 54.

Most recently, Bob was a contributing editor to "Video Systems," and also ran the popular e-mail newsletter/blog "The Cut," covering video production. Prior to that, he was a respected member of the Videography magazine editorial staff. Bob was also a video editor for several New York area production houses and a popular member of the video industry press corps; he was well-known for his insightful journalistic skills as well as always being the first questioner at Avid press conferences at the annual NAB shows.

Bob was a resident of Scituate, Mass., and is survived by his wife Margaret "Peg" H. (Hempenius), his daughter Amanda E. Turner of Scituate and Yale University, two sisters, Cathy Turner Baker of Oak Park, Illinois and Cheryl Turner Gibson of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and two brothers, Commander Mark Turner USN of Jacksonville, Florida and Michael Turner also of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and was an uncle of five nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held on July 20, 2005 in Cohasset, Mass. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Yale University, Team Turner, P.O. Box 205803, New Haven, CT 06520.