Murray Gorson, VL ’78

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Murray Gorson on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7 Tevet 5780. Murray was the beloved husband of Phyllis Gorson, and the father of Jamie, Eric and Michelle Gorson. He was the son of Janice & S. Marshall (z”l) Gorson, and the brother of Sherrie Willner, Lynne Cohen, and Gigi Gorson-Marrow.

Murray was born on November 12, 1955 and passed while playing pickleball with professionals at a tournament in Ocean Reef, which was his favorite place.

While at Lehigh University, Murray was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society where he served as intramural manager and treasurer. Murray graduated from Lehigh in 1978 with a business degree.

In his younger days Murray was an avid tennis and ice hockey player and was frequently seen at Flyers games. Recently he was a devout pickleball fan and certified pickleball instructor. The words most often used to describe Murray were quiet, passionate, thoughtful and caring, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Donations in Murray’s memory may be made to Olin College of Engineering, 1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492. Click here to donate online.

Murray Gorson on Facebook.

This obituary was taken in part from, published January 5, 2020.