Judge's husband dies in car crash in Costa Rica

12/26/2013, 12:34 p.m.
Judge Janis Gordon was injured in a car crash that killed Gordon's husband, Robert Myles Dec. 22 in Costa Rica.

A funeral service is set for Dec. 29 at Emory University’s Marcus Hillel Center for Robert Myles, the husband of DeKalb State Court Judge Janis Gordon.

Myles was killed in a car crash in Costa Rica on Dec. 22 that also injured Gordon and her daughter Eva, according to sources in the legal community.

Gordon and Myles were celebrating their sixth anniversary in the Central America country, where her daughter lives. Myles was cremated and his remains flown back to Atlanta Thursday. The 11 a.m. funeral service will be followed by “Shiva,” the Jewish period of mourning, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the couple’s Decatur home. There will be a short prayer service each night beginning at 6 p.m.

The Marcus Hillel Center is at 735 Gatewood Road in Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Zoo Atlanta in Myles memory. Burial will be at Arlington Memorial Park 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NW in Sandy Springs 30328.