Allan Gerson of Washington, D.C., and Chilmark died on Sunday, Dec. 1. He was the beloved husband of Joan Nathan and had been a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard.

He is survived by his children Daniela Hope Gerson, Merissa Nathan Gerson and David Henry Gerson; his brother Samuel Gerson; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Cemetery, West Spring Street, Vineyard Haven.

Donations in Allan’s memory can be made to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (