Dr. Donald B. Lurie, a retired maxillofacial surgeon who was a devotee of Dixieland and ragtime music, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Stella Maris Hospice. The Shrewsbury, Pa., resident was 85.
Donald Bruce Lurie, who was born in Baltimore and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood, was the son of Dr. J. Joseph Lurie, a dentist, and his wife, Celia Tulbovitch Lurie, a Baltimore public schools teacher.
After graduating in 1949 from City College, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1954 from what was then known as Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College.
He was a 1957 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and received...