In my work as a Rabbi I find my role at the memorial service for a long time friend and congregant both emotional as well as enriching spiritually. I was given the privilege to conduct the memorial service for John Minkoff recently at the historical International House ( located on Riverside Drive) in New York City.
Being with John’s family and friends and to see such a turnout to John’s Memorial is a reminder that the love and friendship shown is a testimony to his life.
Among so many of his life’s accomplishments, John was an outstanding musician, conductor and director of the Hawthorne ( NJ) Symphony Orchestra as well as earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. John was also the author of two books: Signal Processing Fundamentals and Applications for Communications and Sensing Systems AND Signals, Noise, and Active Sensors: Radar, Sonar, Laser Radar. RIP John.