KAMINOW--Ivan Paul, died December 18, 2013 in San Francisco, CA after a prolonged illness. Known as a photonics luminary, Dr. Kaminow's pioneering contributions advanced the field of optical fiber communications for nearly five decades. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Kaminow attended Union College, got a master's degree at UCLA and received a PHD from Harvard University. He worked for over forty years at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ until his retirement in 1996. Most recently he was an adjunct professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is survived by his wife Florence of 61 years, his brother, Alan, his three children, Paula, Leonard and Ellen and seven grandchildren, Sarah, Joseph, Rafael, Nicolas, Gabriel, Sophia and Maura. Services will be held Monday, December 23 at the Jewish Memorial Chapel in Clifton, NJ. For information, jewishmemorialchapel.org
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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 22, 2013