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Eugene "Gene" Gelson
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1921
Death: May 9, 1982

Bernard and Eugene Gelson began working in the grocery business as children, helping in their father's grocery store in Iowa. As adults, the grocery business became their vocation, and the two brothers developed a vision of what they believed the business of bringing quality goods to the public should ultimately be: a shopping experience that would bring customers back again and again.

The Gelson brothers eventually moved to California, and after World War II where "Gene" was 2nd Lt in the air force flew B24s from Okinawa, they made their vision a reality by opening the first Gelson's Market in Burbank in 1951. Their advertisement announcing the grand opening of Gelson's promised customers the best quality products and services that a store could provide.

In fact, Gelson's superb quality, exceptional cleanliness, and superior customer service have never been matched by another supermarket chain in Southern California. Amenities such as on-site chefs, fresh restaurant-quality foods, fresh seafood, picture-perfect produce, a wide selection of grocery items, and even a proprietary charge card make Gelson's one of the premier supermarket chains in Southern California.

Gene had 2 children, Debbie & Jerry. He was divorced later. He died of a heart 
Created by: James Hustis
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
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Eugene Gene Gelson
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