Herman M. Lurie

December 30, 1991

Herman M. Lurie, 85, a Russian immigrant who established and operated the Premium Bag Co. in Baltimore for about 50 years, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital of heart failure.

Services were held Friday.

Mr. Lurie was a strong supporter of Jewish charities and institutions in the Baltimore area.

He founded the bag company with his late brother, Milton, about 1930, and the business continued until his retirement in 1980. The company bought, sold and traded large industrial burlap bags used in shipping. It had about 50 employees at its peak.

After closing the company, he worked in sales from his home. Mr. Lurie lived at the North Oaks Retirement Community in northwest Baltimore.

He was patriarch of the Rachel Looban Family Circle, an extended family group.

Mr. Lurie was an avid golfer and member of the Bonnie View Country Club, where he was nicknamed "Straight Down The Middle" Lurie.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miriam Sumers; a sister, Goldie Lurie of Baltimore; two daughters, Leah Heyn and Myra Hettleman of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to Levindale Nursing Home, 2434 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore 21215, or to the Dementia Research Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21205.

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