Clifford Anton Mohwinkel Jr.
Clifford Anton Mohwinkel, Jr., 74, of Aspen, Colorado, passed away at home on August 7, 2015.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on September 24, 2015 at The Red Brick Recreation Center. His wish was for a true celebration. There will be food catered by Green Cuisine and a selection of wines and soft drinks. A digital presentation honoring his life will be running in the conference room with plenty of time and space to share and visit with all who attend.
Cliff was born in Englewood, NJ on May 26, 1941. He graduated from Tenafly High School and earned BS and MS degrees from Newark College of Engineering and a Ph.D. from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
During his career, Cliff worked for Fairchild Space and Defense Systems, Schwien and Son, Litton Microwave Solid State, Planar Microwave (Raytheon), Pacific Monolithics, Inc., becoming Chief Technical Officer of Endwave Corporation, a company he founded with four other people. He has 29 US patents to his name and around 200 foreign patents.
Retiring in 2001, he became a permanent resident of Aspen. He was avid skier and hiker. He was also actively involved with The Elks.
In his retirement, became intensely interested in artistic pursuits, specializing in large format (4” by 5”) negatives and large print traditional black and white photography and alternative photographic printing. He built a dark room and studio in Aspen Business Center.
Cliff is survived by his sisters, Lucianne Reichert of York, NE and Madelyn Spadaro of North Port, FL. and many close friends.
Cliff is preceded in death by his parents Clifford Anton Mohwinkel, Sr. and Anita Riemenschneider Mohwinkel.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Red Brick Art Center.