Deceased Information


    Herbert Gershon

  • AGE



    Friday, January 12, 2018 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, January 14, 2018


    3:00 PM




    Sunday following the funeral until 8:30 PM, Monday and Tuesday 4:30 PM- 8:30 PM at the home of Joan and Eric Gershon.

    776 Greenview Avenue Atlanta, Georgia 30305



    Herbert Gershon, age 89, of Atlanta, GA, died January 12, 2018. His life was defined by his passions - radio, music, and, above all, family. He began his love affair with radio in the army, where he served as an announcer. Early in his career, he became half of the first interracial, or salt-and-pepper, radio team in Atlanta. He worked at multiple Atlanta radio stations, serving as New Director at WGST, WPLO, and WRNG. He developed his love for music as a boy. He played trombone and proudly spoke of joining Atlanta's Jewish drum and bugle corps at an early age. He married the true love of his life, Evelyn Gershon, in 1954. They had three children and two grandchildren. Happily, the entire family gathered the night before his passing to celebrate Evelyn's 90th birthday, sharing a joyous, loving occasion. He even sang Happy Birthday to her just hours before he passed away peacefully. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gershon; son, Eric, his wife Joan, and grandson Eli; daughter, Gina, her husband Jim, and grandson, Nate; and son, Josh. He is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Arnold (Joe); and Elaine Beeber. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Congregation Bet Chaverim, Ahavath Achim synagogue, or the charity of your choice. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January, 14 2018 at 3:00 PM at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.


    Isn't this the man you knew in Atlanta?

    January 26, 2018 , 06:53 PM

  • Gail Harris

    Gina and Eric, I'm so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. His radio legacy in Atlanta is legendary, and a large number of my friends worked with him at WGST. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

    January 26, 2018 , 09:32 AM

  • Dale and Will Chapman-Wakeman

    Gina, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad. All of our love and our best to your Mom and Family. Dale & Will

    January 16, 2018 , 08:08 AM

  • John Stewart and A Caring Approach

    My condolences go out to the Gershon family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Herbert over the last couple of months and he always made me laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    January 16, 2018 , 08:08 AM

  • Lewis and LuEllen Feldman

    Our condolences go out to the Gershon family. He will be in our hearts forever. Lewis and LuEllen

    January 15, 2018 , 02:06 PM

  • Nancy and Joe Keegan

    Sending our love to comfort you in this sad time.

    January 14, 2018 , 08:07 PM

  • Alice Stevens

    Mr. Gerson was a blessing to your family and many others. I am sure you all will miss him, but how wonderful to have had him in your lives. Sincerely, Alice Stevens

    January 14, 2018 , 04:41 PM

  • shirley and donald reisman

    So sorry to hear of Herberts' passing. Our thoughts are with you all

    January 14, 2018 , 03:56 AM

  • Judy Berkowitz

    Our condolences on your loss. May his memory be for blessing.

    January 13, 2018 , 08:17 PM

  • Karen Chernoff

    Herbert was a wonderful man. I loved all his family. Unfortunately, he passed just 1 and 1/2 months after my Mom. He will missed!

    January 13, 2018 , 06:46 PM

  • Judy and Paul Finkel

    We send our most sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of your very beloved Herb. His warmth, kindness and rich and wonderful radio voice will always be remembered as well as his incredible latkes. May sweet memories enrich your lives. Love, Judy and Paul

    January 13, 2018 , 03:52 PM

  • Stanley and Judy Stein

    We were saddened to hear about Herb. He was a cool, hip man and his presence will be missed. Love, Judy and Stanley Stein

    January 13, 2018 , 02:08 PM

  • Tom and Karen Wakeman and family

    We're very sorry to hear about Herb. He was a real stand-up guy. Our hearts go out to you all.

    January 13, 2018 , 02:30 AM

  • Holly Mazer

    I am so sorry to hear about Herbert! He will be missed. My love to the family!

    January 12, 2018 , 10:51 PM

  • Bobby and Irene Lichtenstein

    So sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing him at family affairs. He truly will be missed.

    January 12, 2018 , 07:12 PM

  • jill powers

    Josh and Family - so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Sending you and your family my warmest wishes.

    January 12, 2018 , 06:10 PM

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