Luc Andre Odabashian

Passed away on July 3, 2014

Luc Andre Odabashian, age 53, passed away on Thursday July 3, 2014, at his home in Woodland Hills, California. Luc was born in Beirut, Lebanon where he attended French school. At the onset of the Lebanese civil war, his family moved to Los Angeles in 1975 when Luc was a high school freshman. After high school he completed undergraduate studies at UCLA, then pursued his law degree at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He spoke five languages. Luc married Rosalind Auzenne in 1986 and they resided in Woodland Hills, California, for 27 years. They have two daughters, Christine age 22 and Chloe age 12. Luc is also survived by his sister, Caroline Alexandra Odabachian (Castellon) who resides in Alameda, California; his father, Alexandre Odabachian who resides in France; and two aunts, Vickie Reis and Shake Konyalian. He is predeceased by his mother, Ani Odabachian. Since 2004 Luc served as Associate Regional Counsel for Program Enforcement in Los Angeles for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. From 1991 to 2004 he served as the Lead Attorney to HUD’s Departmental Enforcement Center in Los Angeles and had also worked as a program attorney-advisor for the Chief Counsel’s office. From 1986 to 1991, Luc practiced law at the firm of McKiernan, Gurrola, Moriwaki and Brady, and was in-house counsel for a fledgling diamond mining company. He was licensed to practice in California and Nevada. Luc was recently honored with the Lifetime Award by the office of General Counsel at HUD; and also the Curry Award, the highest honor awarded by the Office of General Counsel at HUD in recognition of excellence and integrity. Luc loved nature, art, books, music, movies, and sports. Luc was a loving husband, father, brother, son, son-in-law, and friend, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Services are being planned in September in order to accommodate family coming from France. Friends and family who would like to make donations in lieu of flowers may visit Luc's Memorial Fund page at the following link:


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August 26, 2017

Scott Greenwood

September 3, 2015

I'm sure Luc has touched the lives of countless people in all manner of ways and I would just like to share something about the impact he's had on my life. For me, he made me feel welcome at HUD before I even started as a legal honors attorney. After I was accepted into the program and while I was still a law student, I invited Luc and a couple other folks from the LA office to come speak to a group of law students at USC. The event was a huge success, but what stands out most to me now is Luc's warmth and kindness. For a law student still months away from starting his first job at a large government agency and (in all honesty) not having a clue what to expect, making a connection with someone so welcoming meant all the world to me. Thank you, Luc, for making me feel like a part of the family.


June 27, 2015

Julie Alexander

March 30, 2015

I just read of Luc's passing. He was a dear friend and roommate at UCLA. Though we lost contact, I did think of him fondly over the years. What a kind man and such a great sense of humor. I see other dear friends/roommates who have commented and I know we all share in this sadness and the amazing memories of our time together. I feel truly blessed that he was my friend. My thoughts are with you, Roz, and your daughters. We loved you, Luc.


November 21, 2014

October 28, 2014

I just now found out about the Luc's passing. We went to UCLA together and part of a cadre of Bruins from Sproul Hall. My thoughts and prayers go out to Roz and daughters. He was a kind soul and knew he was the group's conscious and heart. Although we lost contact over years I am deeply sadden and we all are diminished with passing.

Mark Ishimatsu

Stanley Otake

October 8, 2014

I am shocked at the passing of Luc Andre. We were roommates at UCLA and lost touch over the years. Whatever time that has passed, I will always remember him as a great human being with a kind heart and a gentle soul. My prayers are with Rosalind and his family. I will cherish my memories with forever.

c b

September 11, 2014

Rosaura Zamora

September 5, 2014

May you rest in peace my friend.

Denise Allison-Gunn

September 2, 2014

To the family of Luc, my condolences to you with many Blessings. May God keep you strong during this time of sorrow. I have worked with Luc indirectly for many years at HUD, he was such a patient, sweet spirited person. He was definitely one of a kind in his profession. He was one to always get the job done and did not believe in giving up. Keep your spirits up and hold on to God's unchanging hand for he knows what's best.