Bob Matson, the former editor of the Canandaigua Daily Messenger in New York's Finger Lakes, has died. He was 53
The newspaper reports he died Tuesday morning at home in Canandaigua of an apparent heart attack. Messenger Post Media
Matson joined the newspaper as a reporter in 1983 and worked his through the ranks to the top newsroom job as 's editor/vice president for news in 1998.
He left in 2008 to become director of community affairs at Finger Lakes Community College, the job he held at his death.
Matson is survived by his wife Tammy, three children and two grandchildren.