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Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

5130 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

OBITUARY

Burton Louis Schorr

March 13, 1929July 17, 2020

Burton Louis Schorr was born on March 13, 1929 and passed away on July 17, 2020 and is under the care of Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC.

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Harry Benner

August 2, 2020

Burt and I along with other friends played tennis together for many years. Earle O’Donnell, Dennis Papadopoulos, John McCormick, and others enjoyed his company on the courts over the years. After Burt stopped playing tennis, he and I would have a regular lunch date where we would talk over the news of the world. I shared Burt’s “progressive“ outlook on American politics. Burt was a modest man, never putting forward his life story, which was quite remarkable. He is missed.

Dennis Papadopoulos

July 31, 2020

Susan and I were extremely sorry to hear of your father’s death. Burt was my dear and personal friend. We played tennis for more than 30 years and used to have Saturday brunches with David Levitt where we will review the week’s international news including history, economics,arts, and lots of politics. His knowledge was phenomenal and his sense of humor a distinct pleasure. I saw him last sometime in March and talked to him briefly on the phone the middle of June. Subsequently my attempts to reach him by phone or email were unsuccessful. We miss him very much and our discussions in our Saturday brunches now often revolve around him with questions such as “ what would Burt say now” . Please accept our condolences and let us know of any planned memorial live or zoom.
Susan and Dennis

Melissa Reichley

July 21, 2020

I met Burt in 1998 when I joined UCG as an editor just out of grad school with about 5 years of writing/editing experience. He was friendly, kind, chipper, and exceptionally witty! He was also someone whose knowledge, skill, and experience I admired and greatly respected. His lessons over the course of the years we worked together are still with me—as is my mental image of him smiling at whatever fun story he was telling or remarking on. I am grateful to have known him and learned from him.