JULES COHEN

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COHEN JULES COHEN Died on November 13, 2012. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Anne Mazor Cohen; his son, David (Carol Fontein); daughter, Ann Connell (Jim); and grandson Jake. His late wife Marian Cohen preceded him in death in 2003. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, Virginia, where he was one of the founders 50 years ago. Shiva will be observed on Sunday and Monday, November 25 and 26 at his home at 7 p.m. Private interment at Arlington Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. Jules was born in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. Jules received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1938. After graduation, he worked with consulting engineering firms in Seattle, then the Bonneville Power Administration. He was commissioned in the Navy in May 1942 and served for three and one-half years as a naval officer during World War II. His duties included training at Harvard, MIT and the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Texas. He was a project officer on radar beacons at the Radiation Laboratory at MIT, then at the Bureau of Ships. Under the Commander, Service Forces, Pacific Fleet, he was in responsible charge of the radar beacon program for the Pacific Fleet. His last duty station in the Navy was as Executive Officer of the Electronics Division, Commander, Service Forces, Pacific Fleet. Following the Navy, he started his career as a consulting engineer, which continued until he was in his early 90's. He specialized in the areas of broadcasting and communications. During his long career Jules worked extensively with a variety of professional organizations and advisory committees, including the committee which developed the standards for high definition television. He was a recognized expert in the field of non- ionizing radiation effects. His clients included major television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and PBS), the National Association of Broadcasters, Association for Maximum Service Television, Electronics Industry Association, major group owners, individual radio and television stations, and cellular system and personal communications system providers. He also provided professional engineering services to community and citizen groups relative to the placement of broadcast or wireless communications facilities. He made radio frequency exposure measurements from the top of the World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and the John Hancock Building in Chicago. Jules received many honors and awards over his career, including the 1988 Engineering Achievement Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, a 1990 Achievement Award of the Broadcast Pioneers Washington, D.C. Chapter, and a 1999 award from the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society for a lifetime of service to the broadcasting industry and to the Society. During the 2000 convention of the National Association of Broadcasters, he received a further award from the NAB Engineers for his over fifty years of service to the broadcast community and a Pioneers award from the Broadcasters' Foundation. In November, 2006, he received the E. Noel Luddy Award of the AFCCE for "Years of Service to the Communications Community". Jules was married to his first wife Marian for 63 years. Following her death, he enjoyed seven years of marriage to Anne. Jules was an avid sailor, and enjoyed classical music, the opera and theater. He was generous with his time and resources for those in need, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, 530 East Main Street, Suite 310, Richmond, VA 23219.In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, 530 East Main Street, Suite 310, Richmond, VA 23219.


Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012
Jules Cohen
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