My good friend and Burr-Brown Analog mentor, Howard Skolnik passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. I will miss him, but I am so happy that we had a really nice mini re-union Burr-Brownie breakfast at the Hungry Fox restaurant in Tucson on Thursday morning, June 14. We have this kind of get together occasionally, not knowing that this time would be the last time we would see Howard. We had our first such re-union breakfast like this a few years ago at the same restaurant and it quickly became a regular thing.
I remember that when I was still living in NY, I had stopped at a Kosher Deli on Long Island, NY on my way to the airport for a Tucson visit. I picked up a Pastrami on rye, with a pickle and a bottle of cream soda and packed it in a thermal bag for Howard who dearly missed this typical NY kosher deli food from his early days in NY. His eyes were as large as saucers when he saw it at that first get-together at the Hungry Fox in Tucson.
I owe a great deal of my in-depth Op Amp technical knowledge to Howard from my days at Burr-Brown, in the 80s and 90s, from Howard’s tutorials when the field guys came into Tucson four times a year for training.
Old-time Burr-Brownies visiting the Tom Brown conference room a few years ago: Bob Kropp, Paul Kriegshauser, CR Teeple, Robert Hickox, Lee Payne, Gene Tobey, Howard Skolnik, John Weiss, Don McGraw and Paul Prazak
Howard, we will surely miss your smiling face, but we will never forget you.
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