Robert L. “Bob” Gerson, 92, of Atlanta, died May 20, 2020. Robert was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the age of 13, he moved to Atlanta with his family and served in the U.S. Air Force. He attended Boys High School and continued his education and earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and then worked for WSB radio, WSB-TV, and the Atlanta Paper Company.
He went into the family business, Robley Hats, operating four stores including one at Lenox Mall. Robert was preceded in death in 2019 by his wife, Micheline Gerson, and his parents Saul and Mildred Gerson. He is survived by his daughter Cristina Cooper; step-daughter, Judith Hathaway; step-daughter-in-law, Corinne Kalker; sister, Betsy Kaplan; grandchildren Adam and Aaron Cooper; step-grandchildren, Rachel (Chris) Pourchier, Samuel, Nicholas, and Jeremy Hathaway, Alexander, Denali and Sean Kalker; step-great-grandchildren, Crew and Hawk Pourchier; and his caregivers Jan Champion, Annette Lewis, Cortes Moss and Kathy Williams. Special Thanks to Dr. Annie Cooper and Waters Pavilion for their many years of service, as well as, Nicole Hawkins, and, Alan, Iris, and Steven Lubel (special friends).
A funeral service was held graveside at Arlington Memorial Park May 24 with Rabbi Sam Kaye of The Temple officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.