Brian Gershon, 40, of Marietta, passed away suddenly Feb. 9, 2020, while in Antarctica. Born Feb. 12, 1979, in Atlanta, Brian graduated from Pope High School in Marietta and attended Florida State University. He is survived by his parents Stan and Rose Gershon of Marietta; brother and sister-in-law David and Jamie Harris-Gershon of Pittsburgh; nieces Mayan and Tali Harris-Gershon of Pittsburgh; aunt and uncle Sharon and Howard Wexler of Atlanta; cousins and many friends around the world.
Brian, the owner of PG Computing, was a brilliant computer programmer and technician and an accomplished photographer. He also spent much of his time as a volunteer bush pilot, but Brian was no ordinary pilot. He was someone who spent his time and energy flying to remote areas of Tanzania and Guyana to bring medical personnel and supplies that provided health care to underserved populations. He worked around the globe, usually in philanthropic pursuits. Brian also spent three summer sessions working with the U.S. Antarctica program.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Remote Area Medical, 2200 Stock Creek Blvd., Rockford, Tenn. 37853, or Best Friends Animal Society, 4874 South Atlanta Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30339.
Graveside service was 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com.