OBITUARY

Murray Reisman

November 30, 1932April 25, 2019
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Murray Reisman of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his residence. Murray was born in New York in 1932 and moved out west with his parents. His father was an owner operator of a motel in the Pismo Beach area (near San Luis Obispo). Murray's father put him to work at an early age. Murray worked as a street shoeshine boy contributing to his family expenses. Murray would say before his customers could say no, "how 'bout a brush off mister." Eventually Murray' earnings paid off the motel. Murray was devoted to his father. The young Murray held other jobs such as newspaper delivery and setting pins at a bowling alley. Later in life Murray was active in the food catering business and in 1984 transitioned into real estate - buying and selling commercial property.

Murray made many friends during this time always welcoming them with a big smile and heartfelt hello. He always attracted many younger generation people because they broke away from the conventional life and was attracted to the wisdom of the ages. He often admitted he had an 8th grade education however, one would never know due to his wisdom and business acumen.

His departure will be missed by many of those who knew him well. Survivors include his five sisters.

Visitation was held Saturday, May 11, from 4-6 pm with a service at 6pm. A light reception followed the service in the hospitality room. All arrangements were at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary Chapel.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Ellen Reisman

May 12, 2019

Hi my Uncle Murray
Long time no see but remember you well as a teenager aboard the catering food truck. You taught me when pouring a “pop” to make sure I fill the ice all the way to the top! That way you don’t give as much pop. Something I never forgot. Also remember your funny joking ways and sense of humor. David is a lot like you. We all send our love - your loving sister Roz who misses you terribly and your nieces and nephew Ellen , David, Pam and Laurie.

Bryan Watkins

May 10, 2019

I met Murray about 5 years ago and felt an immediate connection because of his positive outlook on life. He would say 'Just stay healthy' or 'Be Around!' Murray always asked about the family and how I was doing. Alway a good, positive personality and thinking of others!

Murray was indeed a rare individual who always showed a very sharp real estate mind. He could calculate numbers in his head, had a pulse on the market of an area, and was well read about different areas of town. The sharpest Phoenix real estate investor I have ever met!

When something did not work out in a deal he would say 'Everything works out for a reason', or 'God did not intend it to work out', or 'You'll see, it will work out better soon'! Always the optimist!

When we look at people who have made a positive difference in our lives, one of those in my life has been Murray. He was a great teacher and mentor. Thank you Murray, will always remember and appreciate you!





SVT V

May 9, 2019

All I remember from one childhood meeting: visiting him in his office, with my mom. I really liked his button-down, Hawaiian shirt, big, friendly smile, and a goofy, fun voice. I really liked his voice. I was 5 maybe.

PJ Snyder

May 9, 2019

You can't forget...a guy who was a dog's best friend!

Manuel Pipkins

May 8, 2019

I met Murray when I was about 8 years old I’m now 30 not only was he a friend but a mentor.
He once said something that I will never forget “if it is good for the China man it’s even better for you “ this man was full of knowledge wisdom & heart! I never met someone who loved life like he did. Every time I would see him he would give me a really big huge and a kiss on the cheek
He was always laughing smiling and living life to the fullest. I will miss him greatly.

PJ Snyder

May 7, 2019

Denny's? ...Get the Grand Slam...

PJ Snyder

May 7, 2019

Staying fit for the job...the security dog.

Robin Prema

May 7, 2019

First time of our meeting Murray, I loved the man and I wish I had more time to spend with him. He was full of life and down to earth. We couldn't stop laughing while having a conversation. He will be missed. RIP.

PJ Snyder

May 7, 2019

Murray listened to his favorite radio shows, like clockwork during the morning, then he was ON for the day's business. He always said, I know the news before I even hear it on the radio!

Mike Pendergraft

May 7, 2019

I met Murray about 40 years ago he was smiling laughing and enjoying life then like he was the last time I saw him about a few days before he moved on to a better life. I was honored and previlidged to know this wonderful man. I honestly thought he would live forever. He is a parking guy from the heart just like me thats all we know its in our blood. Parking and service is what made us who we are.

Murray would always tell me Mike you got to buy this piece of land over in down town Phoenix I would say your crazy Murray well Gus’s whom was wrong? Murray had a special intuition about land and what and where to buy he is a amazing person and I will miss him for ever. I love you Murray thank you for all you taught me and the wisdom you placed in my soul.

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