Rose Raskin Gershon died March 22, 2021. She was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on January 7, 1948, to Cesia and Irving Raskin. Both Cesia and Irving left Europe after the Holocaust and eventually made their way to the Sunshine State, where Irving – who had planned to study medicine in Germany – established a barbershop.
Rose attended the University of Florida and, upon graduating, made her way to Atlanta. It was there she met her future husband Stan Gershon, after which she turned down a job in New York for Newsweek.
Rose and Stan built a wonderful life in the Atlanta suburbs, where they lovingly raised two sons David and Brian.
Rose is survived by her husband Stan; her oldest son David (Jamie); her sisters Sharon (Howard) and Eileen (Joe); her nieces Elizabeth, Sarah, Julie (Andy) and Emily (Phil); and her grandchildren Mayan and Tali.
Graveside services were held March 26.