Survivor STORY

Gerald Profis was born in Lublin, Bessarabia on August 25,1914. He also lived in Israel and Cuba before coming to the United States in 1962. For many years he owned the B&G Grocery Store in Atlanta with his late brother-in-law Bernard Cooper. Poppy, as he was lovingly known by all, was a man who lived to protect and provide for his family. Through the Holocaust, his voyage to Cuba and his new start in the United States, he was driven to give his family a better, more comfortable life than he had. He was a generous man who never met a stranger. He had a smile that lit up a room. He was passionate in his love for the State of Israel and for his religion. He was preceded in death by his son, Victor Profis, just two months ago. He died September 25th, 2009, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dory Profis, daughter and son-in-law Loli and Joel Gross, daughter-in-law Deena Profis, grandchildren Emily and Kurt Moore, David Roffwarg, Michelle and Lauren Profis, and Jacob and Rachel Gross, and by his precious great granddaughter Hallie Evin Moore. He is also survived by his sister, Rose Cooper, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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