Burton Hyman Gershon, 101, of Dunwoody, passed away peacefully in his sleep, in hospice care, May 7.
Born in Atlanta, July 12, 1920, he lived his life in the Atlanta area. He graduated Boy’s High in 1938. In 1942, upon graduating from UGA with a business degree, Burton enlisted in the Navy, Officer Training in Chicago, for the WWII war effort and served in the South Pacific.
After the war, he and his bride, Muriel, a Chicago native, settled in his hometown. Burton worked as an accountant and became a CPA in 1950, working as such until his retirement in 2014. He loved golf and played well into his 90s, still shooting many games into the 80s.
Burton was preceded in death by his wife of almost 70 years, Muriel Gershon; parents, Rebecca and Oscar Gershon; sister, Francis Gershon Groont, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Judy Gershon Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Charles Gershon, Atlanta; brother, Sylvan Gershon, Atlanta. Survived by sister, Marian Gershon Radwin of Birmingham, Ala.; son, Jeff Gershon of Atlanta; daughter, Cathy Gershon of Atlanta; grandson, Andrew Gershon of New York City and many cousins, great cousins and dear friends.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 10, at Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to local “feed the hungry” programs or charity of your choice. No flowers please. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
- Burton Hyman Gershon
- University of Georgia
- Boy's High
- Pacific Theater
- World War II
- Greenwoody Cemetery
- feed the hungry
- Food drive
- Food Bank
- Food Pantry
- Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care