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ARONOVITZ, Gerson GERSON HARVEY ARONOVITZ Gerson Harvey Aronovitz passed away peacefully on Monday, the 1st of April, 2013 after a struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Rochester, NY in 1932 and came to Atlanta in 1960. For 47 years Dr. Gerson Aronovitz was the pediatrician to thousands of Atlanta children. He loved going each day to his solo practice on Clairmont Road, where he cared for multi-generations of patients and took their calls directly 24 hours a day. He often said he had the best patients who valued his traditional style of practice. He and his beloved late wife of 44 years Avis raised their family in the Briarcliff Woods neighborhood close to his office, which allowed him to go home for lunch each day and to check on his two greenhouses of orchids. In addition to flowers, Gerson loved classical music, art, travel and reading the New York Times but most of all he loved his family, especially his five grandchildren who called him "Poppop." Although they often disturbed the quiet of his home, he was completely devoted to them and attended all their school events. They will never forget having sleepovers at his house where they knew he would make them chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Gerson will forever be remembered for his generosity, gentleness, and unique sense of humor and laughter. Surviving are his daughter, Pamela Aronovitz of Los Angeles, Tracy Dorfman of Atlanta, Caroline and David Adelman of Singapore; grandchildren, Oscar, Leah and Avery Adelman and Maddie and Audrey Dorfman; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Alice Aronovitz of Colorado Springs; sister, Fraeda Parish of Ft. Lauderdale. Graveside services will be held Thursday morning the 4th of April at nine o'clock at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs. Rabbi Mark Zimmerman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 3, 2013
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