CHIARA Robert Ernest Chiara, 84, passed away March 20, 2013. He was born May 18, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Mary Michaud Chiara. A Korean War Veteran, Robert was honorably discharged from the US Army as a Purple Heart recipient. He retired as a Senior VP/Publisher Emeritus of Gifts & Decorative Accessories trade magazine at Geyer-McAllister Publications, Inc. He is survived by his three daughters, Laurel Chiara Holliday (Max), Justine Chiara and Jennifer Chiara; three granddaughters, Sara Lily Chiara Holliday, Sophia Grace Chiara Holliday and Isabel Chiara McBride. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 39 years, Geraldine Gerri Hackett Chiara. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Vincent's- Riverside ( or Community Hospice of NE FL Hadlow Center, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jax., Fl 32257. Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of: Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 24, 2013