Jacob Enoch 1927 - 2008
Memorial services for Jacob Enoch, 80, Lawrence, were Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Graveside services were Monday, Feb. 4, at B'nei Israel Cemetery in Eudora.
Mr. Enoch died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
He was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Berlin.
He grew up in Israel and moved to the United States in 1947. He received a bachelor of science degree in physics from Brooklyn University in 1952 and a doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1956.
Mr. Enoch worked as a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a theoretical physicist at General Electric Space Sciences Laboratory. He joined the faculty of Kansas University as a professor of physics in 1962. He taught and did research at KU from 1962 until he retired in 1992. He was an adviser at the Universidad de Oriente in Cumana, Venezuela, from 1965 to 1967, a Fulbright research scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, from 1970 to 1971, and a visiting professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheba, Israel, from 1971 to 1973.
He married Hilda Cohen on Jan. 30, 1955, in Green Bay, Wis. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Aviva, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Tamar, Berkeley, Calif.; a son, David, Las Vegas; and a grandson.
The family suggests memorials to the Schiefelbusch Speech/Language Clinic, 2101 Haworth Hall, Kansas University, Lawrence 66045.