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OBITUARY

Alan Pierce Lurie

March 24, 1933September 12, 2017

Alan Pierce Lurie was born on March 24, 1933 and passed away on September 12, 2017 and is under the care of Murphy Funeral Homes.

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Ed Morrow

December 8, 2018

I was saddened by the news that General Lurie passed away. I thoroughly enjoyed working for him when he commanded the 25th Air Division at McChord AFB... He allowed me a bunch of latitude in my job and showed a lot of respect for all who served him. God bless his dear family!

Terri Ames

February 12, 2018

I wore Major Alan Lurie's POW bracelet in college and was heartened to see that he had survived and went on to live a most distinguished life. Prayers are being offered up to Major Lurie and his family with my sincerest condolences.

Danny Curran

December 15, 2017

I remember Brigadier General Lurie from my time at 12th Air Force, Bergstrom AFB, Texas. I was the 12 AF Training NCO at that time. It was a great privilege to have known this great man. I'm saddened by his loss. May he Rest In Peace, he definitely earned it.

October 26, 2017

I was cleaning out some old drawers and found Alan Lurie's POW bracelet that I wore in Junior High School 1970-1973 when he was released. He lived such an accomplished life after having been through so much as a POW. If some one in his family reads this and would like me to send you the bracelet, I would be glad to do so. My name is Marianne Ehrhart Bain and I live in Georgia. Please send me a personal message via FB

Marian Cosmides

September 28, 2017

I grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from high school in 1972. I wore Major Alan Lurie's POW bracelet for several years in high school. I want to thank his family for his valor and service. I lived in Washington DC for many years and Major Lurie was the first person I looked up at the Vietnam Memorial, to see if he had survived the war. I am gratified to read that he lived a full and happy life. My sincere condolences.

Jim Stephens

September 26, 2017

This is the Alan Lurie that I loved to fish with all over the West.
Man did we have fun.
Cherish your memories of this man!!!

Patricia Gordon

September 23, 2017

As the Plant Lady in Tucson, I will always remember Alan for his line, more like a quiet growl, "WHY am I the only one that can see that dead tree at the entrance to this base?" A stickler for order and details, Alan provided me with an amazing education at DM and a nomination and most unbelievable experience at the War College at his behest. My efforts in the POW/MIA movement were always shared and I benefited in our conversations immensely. Alan was always a steady force as he sought to bring me up to speed in all things DM, military and particularly his beloved Air Force. Born into a Marine family, my trained push-back often required his patience<:) I am most grateful for his time spent with me in the 80's as an aspect of Leadership Tucson. Anyone who engaged Alan benefited from the interaction. He was for me the patient teacher. He is with us always. My condolences to his so-loved family! I do believe that the base could now sprout a few trees out front - a field of dreams. This would make him most happy (if maintained<:)!!!!! He will supervise!

Byron Howard

September 23, 2017

Alan is a very special person for the ages with class, dignity, respect, honor and was a great American hero. I am proud to have the privledge to know Alan both personally and professionally for several decades. Many people will miss you sir! Rest in peace General-you have earned it!

Rebecca

September 21, 2017

Your service will never be forgotten

Heather Wolf

September 20, 2017

Alan was one of my father's dearest friends and was a gift to his life and every life that he touched.
I came to know Alan through their friendship and found him to be incredibly kind and generous of spirit.
He was a touchstone for me as I dealt with dad's illness and passing and I will be forever grateful to him for that. Here's hoping that they're enjoying breakfast together again.
My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and Cameron and all of you who he loved so dearly. He adored you and his dear wife so very much.