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In Memory

Louis Gorra

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06/24/19 09:07 PM #1    

Margaret Davis (Simpson)

Louie was a member the APHS 1963 Reunion Committee and was the moderator at our APHS 1963 Reunion 50. 
Louie was a kind and gentle spirit who was loved by everyone who ever met him.  He is a great loss to all of us and we are very sad.  


Louis M. Gorra
 1945 - 2019 
Tinton Falls - Louis M. Gorra, Jr., 73, passed away on Wednesday June 19th , 2019 at Monmouth Medical Center. He was born in Neptune, grew up and worked in Asbury Park for most of his life. He graduated from APHS and Monmouth College. He taught English in APHS for 33 years and after retiring from teaching, began an entirely new career as a civilian agent for Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office working in their evidence department for 16 years. He enjoyed many interests including being a horse owner, thespian, motorcycle rider, bowler, and especially loving the NY Giants and Doo Wop music. He was predeceased by his parents Debe and Louis M Gorra Jr. and his siblings, Michael Gorra and Gloria Simon. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy of 50 years; children Elizabeth Ceppaluni, her husband John and step­son Charlie, his son Louis Gorra III and his wife Rachael; sister Rita Campbell; sister-in-law Mary Gorra; brother-in-law Al Tricarico and their families.




06/26/19 07:22 AM #2    

Gm Stetter (Stetter)

Lou was a close friend for 60 years.  We had many great times together and stayd close through al the years of our friendship.  His funny stories are legend.I will miss my friend a great deal.


06/26/19 08:02 AM #3    

Charles Shane

This one really hit home for me - so sad!  Lou and I started our working careers together at the age of 14, as locker boys at the long gone Monte Carlo Pool in Asbury Park.  He was such a genuine and nice person, even as a young kid.  We used to trade the lunches that our moms packed for us - a real ethnic exchange!  I find myself thinking of many of you more often each year, and I dread the In Memoriam emails.  I guess the hardest part of growing older is outliving friends and family, although I'm certain it beats the alternative.  Best Wishes to you all, and my thoughts are with the Gorra family.

Charles Shane (nee Schanerman)




06/26/19 11:44 AM #4    

Peter Tomaino

I was so sad to hear about Lou's passing. He was a very good friend all during our

high school days and later over the years. He was always smiling, happy and full

of great laughs. Excellent football player and teammate. My heart is with him and

his family.  Lou......it was a great pleasure to know you. Rest in Peace and God Bless You.

Pete Tomaino

06/26/19 07:22 PM #5    

Bill Wrubel

Sad to hear about Lou. My first thought about him was that he was a person who liked everyone and who everyone liked. He was nice to" everybody" regardless of your status in the class. Always a smile and ready to laugh....traits to be admired

06/27/19 09:00 AM #6    

Harvey York

The obituaries are filling up with our contemporaries - way too many - too young !!!

I started with Lou at the Bond Street school and

he was a good friend. He never changed - always a stand up guy - he will be missed by all who knew him

Harvey York

07/01/19 09:04 PM #7    

Peggy Free (Mishlinski)

I was so sorry to hear of Lou's passing.  He was always such a nice pleasant guy. We will miss him.

07/02/19 12:16 PM #8    

Susan Kaufki (Peterson)

     Louie was one of my first friends at Bond Street School.  He was kind, fun and someone very special right from the start.  I remember that he was so tall that they had to bring a bigger desk for him into the first grade classroom.  My memory is that he was taller than Mrs. Kramer by the end of the year.  Granted, Mrs. Kramer wasn’t very tall, but still it was remarkable.  Louie stood tall, literally and figuratively, and touched a lot of lives in a wonderful way.  

      Blessings to his family.


07/04/19 04:30 PM #9    

Harry Starrett

Very fond memories of Lou on the football field and in class. He was a real good guy.. Condolences to his family. To classmates fortunate to still be here, stay well.

Harry Starrett



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