Herbert Bernard Luria, IV

by | Sep 14, 2023 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Herbert Bernard Luria, IV passed away on September 4, in his newly adopted home of Virginia Beach, Va., from a difficult battle with cancer.

Born on March 11, 1947, in Birmingham, Ala., Herbert was predeceased by his parents, Elaine Daniel Luria and Herbert Bernard Luria III, his beloved grandmother, Juliet D. Daniel, and his in-laws, Dr. Seaburt and Miriam Goodman. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Michelle Goodman Luria, his daughter, Elaine Goodman Luria and her husband, Robert Blondin, their daughter Violette Luria Blondin, step-children Chloe and Claiborne Blondin of Norfolk, Va., his sister, Amanda Luria Herman (Fred) of New Orleans, La., and his sister-in-law, Shari Goodman Siegel (Jack) of Sarasota, Fla.

Herbert had many fond memories of growing up in his childhood home on Montevallo Road in Mountain Brook, Ala., and time spent with his lifelong best friend, Ronnie Aland. Growing up, he enjoyed many summers in Margate and Atlantic City, N.J., and cherished his time there with his friend Alfy Mottola. He loved his many Luria first cousins and remained especially close with Edward “Spike” Luria.

Herbert attended Birmingham University School and graduated from Tulane University. Acquainted through childhood, Herbert and Michelle began dating in Confirmation Class at Temple Emanu-El, where they were later married while attending Tulane University.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center and a stint with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, Herbert and Michelle returned home to Birmingham to start a family, and Herbert joined his father in the family scrap iron and steel brokerage, Luria Company.

Herbert enjoyed good food and wine and had a great interest in history, literature, and art. He was a skilled painter and a collector of military memorabilia. He and Michelle enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay and took many long road trips to explore new places.
Herbert cherished watching his daughter, Elaine, through her time at the United States Naval Academy, her two decades of service in the U.S. Navy, and later as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia.

Herbert and Michelle recently relocated to Virginia Beach to be closer to family and enjoy time with their granddaughter, Violette.

A private burial was held at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala. A memorial service was held at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham.