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Muriel Gershon

Muriel S. Gershon, age 89, of Atlanta died March 13, 2014. Muriel was born in Chicago, an only child. Her mother died when she was only 4-years-old. Her father, Jack Sachs, of blessed memory, later remarried Josephine Sachs, of blessed memory, who was a wonderful mother to Muriel. After attending Junior College, Muriel began nurse’s training during World War II. She met her future husband, Burt, the love of her life, at a party when she was only 17.  Burt felt the same, and so they married in May of 1944. With the war over, they returned to Atlanta – Burt’s home – where he became a Certified Public Accountant. Muriel went into retail and became an Assistant Buyer at Rich’s and later worked at Ellman’s with fine jewelry, where she was very respected and successful. Muriel loved helping others through involvement in charitable organizations. She served as president of City of Hope, Atlanta Chapter, as well as the local Jewish War Veterans’ Auxiliary. Muriel actively spoke to groups on the causes where she felt she could make a difference in people’s lives. Muriel loved to travel and organize trips; she and Burt usually traveled with dear friends or cherished relatives. They traveled within the States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Europe and Israel. Muriel accompanied her mother, Josephine on one of the earliest trips to China. She and her husband have been long-time members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Burton Gershon; son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Cary Gershon, Peachtree Corners, Ga.; daughter, Cathy Gershon, Roswell, Ga. and grandson, Andrew Gershon, N.Y., as well as many other dear relatives and friends.  Muriel’s longtime caregiver, Debbie Rolle, gave personal assistance and love above and beyond her duty. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue or National City of Hope. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com.  A graveside service was held Sun., March 16 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.