Abbye Alexander Gorin
Abbye Alexander Gorin
  • August 22, 1927 - August 4, 2017
  • Covington, Louisiana

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Abbye Gorin died of natural causes on August 4, 2017 in Covington, Louisiana just shy of her 90th birthday. She was born Abbye Alexander to Sophie Pepper and Albert A. Alexander in Houston, Texas on August 22, 1927. Abbye was an only child raised in a happy close-knit family which she fondly remembered all of her life.

Abbye described herself as a “chronic student”. She began college at 16 years of age and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. Her love of writing and design accompanied her through life as she followed her passions of photography, architecture, history and the arts. She collected books and friends along the way, tirelessly advocating for people and causes she supported.

Her husband and best friend was Steve Gorin. Steve and Abbye were married for 70 years. For 20 years, they owned and operated Plastic Engineered Products in Jefferson Parish. After selling the business, they traveled the world and pursued higher learning together, resulting in two Ph.Ds from Virginia Tech in 1989.

Mostly they had fun just being together with their friends and family. Daughters Polly Gorin and Robin Montz, grandsons Austin Payne, Jared Montz and Bennett Montz and 5 great grandchildren all knew her as Mudda. Mudda will be remembered for her curiosity and work ethic, her perfection, her quiet observations on life and her sense of humor. Abbye always felt like a lucky person and we were lucky to have her as our wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be missed.

The family is planning a private celebration of Abbye’s life in the future. Donations in her memory may be made to one of her favorite organizations, Second Harvest Food Bank.

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