Abraham M. Lurie, an attorney who was also known as an influential developer in the early history of Marina del Rey, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles June 29. He was 86.

Born in Iowa in 1923, Lurie graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in accounting. In 1948 he moved to California where he attended UCLA law school.

He became an attorney in 1957 and also worked as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Southern California.

A brilliant businessman, Lurie was considered one of the original visionaries in the development of Marina del Rey, his family said. His company Real Property Management was said to be the largest leaseholder in the history of the marina.

Lurie is survived by his wife Katherine Lurie; brother, Dr. William Lurie; children Leslie Beck, Scott Lurie, Donald Schneider and Thomas Carlyle;

13 grandchildren, Arron Ralston, Jesse Ralston, Jacob Ralston, Jonathan Lurie, Hana Lurie, Andrew Schneider, Paul Schneider, Jaclynn Schneider, Justin Schneider, Erin Carlyle, Kelsey Lundy, Carrie Pedersen and Hilary Beck.

He is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Max Ralston, Olivia Ralston, Ella Ralston, Addilyn Ralston, Sullivan Lundy, Ryan Lundy, Audrey Pedersen and Oliver Pedersen.

Lurie was pre-deceased by sister Bertha Friedman and grandson Joshua Lurie.

Service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Mount Sinai Memorial, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.

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