Obituary: Arlene Gerson

Obituary: Arlene Gerson

Arlene “Lenni” Caplin Gerson, age 78, of Atlanta passed away at home after a long series of health issues on Friday, July 29, 2016.

She was born in Great Neck, N.Y., to Irene and Murray Caplin, of blessed memory. Lenni attended the University of Oklahoma, where she met the love of her life, her college sweetheart and her husband/soulmate for 53 years, Marvin “Greer” Gerson. After getting engaged on the Eiffel Tower, they settled in New York City and later moved to Woodmere, Long Island, N.Y. They moved to Newport Beach, Calif., and then Dallas, Texas, where they stayed for 30 years to be closer to family. In 1997, Lenni and Marvin moved to Atlanta to be closer to their daughters; however, they always rooted for their beloved Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys.

Lenni will always be remembered for being a wonderful wife, sister, mother, Mom Mom, Di Di, aunt and good friend whose unconditional love, coupled with her quick wit and dry sense of humor, will never be forgotten. Lenni was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marvin, of blessed memory. Survivors include her daughter Dina Gerson, Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law Tobi and Gil Lyons, Atlanta; son Gary Gerson, Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Rick and Cheryl Caplin, Roslyn, N.Y.; brother Ken Caplin, Irvine, Calif.; and grandchildren Gavin, Hayley, Brett and Kevin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice. Sign the online guestbook at Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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