On Tuesday, January 12th, Mike Lurie passed away at the age of 82.
Mike was quietly accomplished: He had a PhD in Engineering. He was an adjunct professor at Princeton University, held multiple patents, won a group Emmy award for technical achievement, and with his wife Mary sailed the Great Loop.
Mike was also a pianist, jeweler, carpenter, and perfectionist. He spent months rebuilding a single wall in his kitchen. Every joint was a flawless right angle, every fastener perfectly applied. The electrician who saw the work asked Mike if he wanted a job. His reply: “Sure, but I don’t think you want to pay me hourly.”
Mike is survived by his wife Mary, two sons Ian and Steve, and four grandchildren Josephine, Madeline, Morgan, and Harrison.
A memorial will be held when the world lets us all gather safely.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.