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Jeremiah Y Avins "Jerry"

Started by Unknown January 3, 2019
I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of 85. (=
17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent and k=
nowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training in the field,=
 his ability to dig deep and reason out details was simply astounding. Jerr=
y will be missed.

Clay
On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 3:33:55 PM UTC-5, clays...@gmail.com wrote:
> I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of 85. (17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent and knowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training in the field, his ability to dig deep and reason out details was simply astounding. Jerry will be missed. > > Clay
RIP
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:33:51 -0800 (PST)
claysturner@gmail.com wrote:

> I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of > 85. (17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a > frequent and knowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal > training in the field, his ability to dig deep and reason out details > was simply astounding. Jerry will be missed. > > Clay
Sad news indeed. Jerry was a voice of reason and a source of wisdom; he'll be missed. REB
On 1/3/2019 15:33, claysturner@gmail.com wrote:
> I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of 85. (17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent and knowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training in the field, his ability to dig deep and reason out details was simply astounding. Jerry will be missed. > > Clay >
RIP, Jerry. -- Best wishes, --Phil pomartel At Comcast(ignore_this) dot net
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:33:51 -0800 (PST), claysturner@gmail.com wrote:

>I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of 85. (= >17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent and k= >nowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training in the field,= > his ability to dig deep and reason out details was simply astounding. Jerr= >y will be missed. > >Clay
Very sad to hear. :'( He was always a good source of insight, stories, and relevant trivia.
Sad news indeed, thanks for posting this.

Here is part of his eulogy:

"Jeremiah Avins, born August 28, 1932, in New York City, lived in Kendall
Park, NJ, for the past 57 years. His house, which has no basement or
attic, is as full of relics of his interests, family, and history as his
conversation was full of technical know-how, support for the underdog, and
original thought.

Avins spent most of his career as an electrical engineer at RCA Labs
Princeton. One of his more interesting projects was to recreate the
technology that underlay a patent granted to RCA years before – using
only the techniques and materials known at that time. He developed many
patents."

Full eulogy:

https://www.crabielparkwestfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Jeremiah-Avins/#!/Obituary
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>I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of
85.
>(17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent
and
>knowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training in the >field, his ability to dig deep and reason out details was simply
astounding.
>Jerry will be missed. > >Clay
I never met Jerry but his tag line was largely a reason for my going into freelance design. His ability to cut through the noise and sort the issue kept me reading his posts for many years. He may have lived a half a planet away but none the less he was truely an inspiration. "Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get." -Jerry Avins. Don --------------------------------------- Posted through http://www.DSPRelated.com
On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:33:55 PM UTC-8, clays...@gmail.com wrote:
> I found out today that Jerry had passed away last April at the age of 85. > (17 Apr 2018). Jerry was a true polymath and had been quite a frequent > and knowledgeable contributor to comp.dsp. Without formal training > in the field, his ability to dig deep and reason out details was > simply astounding. Jerry will be missed.
Yes, I believe that reading his posts was one of my favorite reason for reading this group. Even more, though, he knew about some things that I knew from my father, or from my father's time, and I always thought that he was older than my father. It seems, though, that he was a little younger. Among others, I remember some discussions about Heathkit audio amplifiers that my father built, and that I had for some years before they got too heavy to move.