Eliot G. Striar, 79, an attorney in Columbia Maryland, passed away on December 20, 2019. He will be deeply missed by his family, dear friends and colleagues, and the many clients he helped throughout his career.
Eliot was born in 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts and lived there throughout his childhood. He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, and then earned a law degree from Boston University, and a L.L.M. from New York University. He was an avid tennis player and baseball fan, and a lover of books and the outdoors.
A commitment to Social justice was a core part of his life. After law school he became an AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer in Baltimore, Maryland, an experience that cemented his focus on helping people in need.
In 1971, Eliot married Sharna Lieberman and they moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Eliot’s civic mindfulness continued in his role as an assistant corporation counsel for the County of Washtenaw, Michigan. For many years he volunteered as an usher for the University of Michigan football games.
In 1985, the couple moved to Columbia, Maryland. Eliot became an associate in the law firm of Talkin and Abramson in Columbia, Maryland. In the early 1990’s, he opened his own legal practice in Columbia and was the founder of First Columbia Title Company. He practiced real estate law at the time of his death.
Eliot is survived by three nieces, Faith Doub, Abby Dworkin Diab, and Missy Dworkin; two nephews, Seth Fieldman, and Jonathan Fieldman; and his ex-wife Sharna Striar. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Suzanne Fieldman and brother Paul Striar. Funeral arrangements or a memorial service will be sometime in the future. Memorial donations may be given to Clark University, University Advancement, 950 Main Street Worcester MA 01610. 888-257-5363 Www.clarku.edu.
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