Tuesday, September 3, 2013

32784. Albert Minevitz

Hull's Jewish population once ran the town, and what an era it was. Much residual good still lingers, and many of the families from the heyday are still around the community. There's a lot of reflection happening now, as the Hull Jews look back on about a century of local habitation and progress.

Among the many families are the Minevitzes...zeses...es. How do you pluralize Minevitz? No matter, it's their contributions that count most.

Albert J. Minevitz, in my youth, was one of the names that seemed to be always in the local news in a positive way. I was 16 when he died, so I doubt we met, but with his own attributed quote on his stone, I think I would have liked him: "I have tried to be the best husband, father, son, son-in-law, friend and a perfect gentleman. I hope I was. And you could bank your life on my word."

Honesty and integrity go hand-in-hand, and it seems Mr. Minevitz tried to live that life in spades. I can only hope when my time comes I have the right to make the same claim as he did.

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