Mike was born in Fulton, NY to the late Jeffery and Helaine (Wallace) Gorton.
Mike graduated with honors from G’Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, NY.
He attended Bethany College in West Virginia and graduated from Oswego State University.
Mike was a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sports collectibles and Breweriana.
Mike was a lifelong suffering Jets fan and enjoyed fishing for crappies and brook trout in Northern New York.
Mike lived life on his own terms and his priority was his family and friends.
Those that knew him are better off and those that did not are poorer for it.
There will be no funeral service or calling hours.
Burial will be held privately.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.