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Deceased Name: Lurye , S. Byron

Lurye, S. Byron, 98, of Superior, WI passed away on April 14, 2011. Predeceased by beloved wife Eleanor of 54 years, infant daughter, parents Corrine Tena and Edward I. Lurye, brothers and sister- in-law, Mason Ginsberg, Sherman and Selma Garnett, and best friend for 18 years, Sophie Kaner. Born on July 25, 1912, Byron was raised in Superior and remained there his whole life except for his highly anticipated winters in Palm Springs, CA. He graduated from Superior Central High School and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was the owner of Builder's Supply Co. in Superior, WI, for 47 years, and was a partner with his father and son at Edward's Realty for 84 years. Called up at age 32, Byron served briefly during WWII. He was a life member of the Elks; Chairman of the Police and Fire Commission of Superior; the Kiwanis, B'nai Brith, and member and President of Temple Beth El of Superior; a member of Temple Israel and Adas Israel both in Duluth. He was a member of Northland Country Club in Duluth and Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs. Byron is survived by son Bruce Lurye (Bonnie), and daughter Janis Lurye Kuretsky (William); grandchildren Jill and Scott Lurye, Amy Kuretsky, Cathy Gleason (Tom), Steven Kuretsky (Shelby); great- grandson Colton; three great-granddaughters; sister-in-law Dolores Ginsberg and nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the owners and the staff of Home Instead who lovingly cared for Byron for three and one half years: Mary, Jerry, Brett, and especially Angel, Lana, and Alice who were with him for all of that time. Our heartfelt thanks go to Solvay Hospice House and its caring staff for making Byron's last two months comfortable. Services will be held today in Superior. A memorial service will be held on April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Temple Israel in Duluth, 1602 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55812 or Solvay Hospice House in care of Miller-Dwan Foundation, 502 E. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55805, or to the donor's choice.

Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Date: April 17, 2011

 

 

 

 

Deceased Name: Longtime Superior business owner Byron Lurye dies at 98 Longtime Superior businessman Byron Lurye died Thursday. He was 98.

Longtime Superior businessman Byron Lurye died Thursday. He was 98.

 

Lurye was the owner of Builder's Supply Co. of Superior for 47 years and was a partner in Edward's Realty in Superior for 84 years. He was the second generation of the real estate business, following his father, Edward, who founded the business in 1927, and followed by his son, Bruce, the current president.

 

Bruce Lurye said his father remained active in the business until four years ago. "He was a good man," Bruce Lurye said of his father. "People liked him. He was a good businessman."

 

Builder's Supply closed in 1985, Bruce Lurye said, and the family has focused its attention on the real estate business since then.

 

Another well-known Superior business, Lurye Furniture, is operated by a different branch of the family, he said.

 

Byron Lurye graduated from Superior Central High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served briefly during World War II, when he was 32. He served at various times as president of the Police and Fire Commission of Superior and Temple Beth El of Superior, and was a member of several civic organizations.

 

A complete obituary appears on Page B4.

 

Duluth News Tribune (MN)

Date: April 15, 2011

 

 

Deceased Name: S. BYRON LURYE S. Byron Lurye , 98, of Superior, passed away April 14, 2011.

S. Byron Lurye, 98, of Superior, passed away April 14, 2011.

 

Born on July 25, 1912, Byron was raised in Superior and remained here his whole life except for his highly anticipated winters in Palm Springs, Calif. He graduated from Superior Central High School and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

He was the owner of Builder's Supply Co. in Superior for 47 years and was a partner with his father and son at Edward's Realty for 84 years. Called up at age 32, Byron served briefly during World War II.

 

He was a life member of the Elks; Chairman of the Police and Fire Commission of Superior; the Kiwanis; B'nai Brith; member and president of Temple Beth El of Superior; and a member of Temple Israel and Adas Israel, both in Duluth. He was a member of Northland Country Club and Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs.

 

In addition, he was an avid golfer, bridge player, and crossword puzzle fan.

 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Eleanor; an infant daughter; parents Corrine Tena and Edward I. Lurye; brothers and sister-in-law, Mason Ginsberg and Sherman and Selma Garnett; and best friend for 18 years, Sophie Kaner.

 

Byron is survived by his son Bruce Lurye (Bonnie); daughter Janis (William) Lurye Kuretsky; grandchildren Jill Lurye, Scott Lurye, Amy Kuretsky, Cathy (Tom) Gleason, and Steven (Shelby) Kuretsky; great-grandson Colton; sister-in-law Dolores Ginsberg; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

The family wishes to thank the owners and the staff of Home Instead who lovingly cared for Byron for three and one half years - Mary, Jerry, Brett, and especially Angel, Lana, and Alice who were with him for all of that time. Prior to that, Byron received wonderful assistance at Lakeshore Lutheran and Franciscan Health Center. Our heartfelt thanks go to Solvay Hospice House and its caring staff for making Byron's last two months comfortable.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Temple Israel in Duluth, 1602 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55812, or Solvay Hospice House, c/o Miller-Dwan Foundation, 502 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55805, or to the donor's choice.

 

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 12 noon Sunday, April 17, in the Superior Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi David Steinberg officiating.

 

Arrangements by Downs Funeral Home.

 

Duluth News Tribune (MN)

Date: April 15, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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