Hubbard- Dr. William J Lurie, 94, of Hubbard, Ohio passed away on January 28, 2020.
Dr. Lurie was born Nov. 13, 1925 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa a son of Nathan and Tillie Lurie. He graduated from West Technical High School in Des Moines in 1943. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was deployed to Europe as an Infantry Rifleman to Company B, 110th Regiment, 28th Division. He received three battle stars, serving in General Patton's Army in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Colmar and the Battle of the Rhine. He received the Combat Infantry's Badge and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor.
After his Honorable discharge in 1946, he attended Youngstown College for pre-med. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy in1952 from Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy. He was inducted into the Psi Sigma Alpha Honorary Society. He then interned at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, OH. He practiced medicine in Hubbard, OH for 35 years. After 17 years of general practice, he traveled extensively in the Orient to study and learn acupuncture. He then introduced acupuncture to this area. He was Chief of Staff at the Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital and also served on their Board of Directors.
His favorite activities included spending time and doing activities with his family, racket ball, traveling, vegetable gardening, breeding, training and showing Arabian and race horses and painting. He was a Docent at the Butler Museum of American Art after he retired.
Dr. Lurie is survived by his wife Merabeth Lurie whom he married in 1984 and three children, Jack M. (Kathi) Lurie of Cullowhee, N.C., Sam L. Lurie of Fort Myers Beach, FL., Susan H. Lurie of Los Angeles, CA. He also leaves two step-children, William M. (Debi) Roth of Naples, FL and Dr. Jennifer R. (Jeff) Forche of Troy, MI., and six step- grandchildren Isaac, Alia and Elliott Roth and Danny, Rachel and Katie Forche.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Jeanne H. Lurie who died in 1982, a brother Abraham M. Lurie and a sister Bertha L. Friedman.
Respecting his wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
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