CHICAGO Robert S. Vincent, who once managed the Midwest advertising region for Reader's Digest and ran his own publishing company, died last week after battling cancer. He was 67.
Vincent was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and was raised in Kennilworth, Ill. He started at Reader's Digest's Pleasantville, N.Y., headquarters and worked in New York before moving to Detroit to manage the advertising office there. After leaving the publication, Vincent in 1995 founded the Quarton Group, which published custom magazines for organizations such as the National Basketball Association and Professional Golfers' Association.
He was a member of the Ad Craft Club of Detroit until his recent retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Nan; daughter Mary Vincent; sons Rob, Jay and Nate; stepsons Tom, John and Bill Doyle; sister Betsy Long; brothers Bill and Buzz; and grandsons Matt and Drew.