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Jeffrey Alan Minkoff

Jeffrey Alan Minkoff, of Avoca, was called home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday May 10, 2022.

Jeff was born in Atlanta, GA. He was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. During his professional career he worked for Allis-Chalmers Corp, Rockwell International Missile Systems Division; Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.; and SKF USA, Inc. He was a member of the American Society for Quality. Jeff’s career path as a Quality Manager & Director of Quality Assurance, led him to live in numerous states besides Georgia, including Missouri, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He later became an Independent Contractor with Graebel Van Lines. He was awarded “All Star Fleet” recognition in 2003 for excellent service and “Driver of the Year” in 2004. In 2006, Jeff became an Independent Owner/Operator for

LandStar Express America until his retirement in 2013. Jeff married the love of his life and his “gift from God”, the former Diane Durkin on April 9, 2010. Together they started their life in Georgia, traveling the USA and Canada, until Jeff’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Jeff loved the Lord Jesus and he had a servant’s heart towards people. He helped anyone in need. He was an avid golfer and customized golf clubs. He had a love for Scottish Terriers, which he bred, and Golden Retrievers. Jeff loved the beauty of God’s glorious creation and never tired of traveling the US and Canada. He was at home driving his truck across this beautiful country. He traveled to Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Hawaii, and Japan in his lifetime. Jeff loved his family and friends very much, he was dedicated to his work, a man of integrity, a loving husband, and faithful brother, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, Don R. Minkoff; mother, Anne Methven; and stepdad, Don Methven; Father in- law, John F. Durkin, Sr; Paternal Grandparents, Abe and Gussy Minkoff; Maternal Grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Kauffman; Uncle Irving and Aunt Ruth Minkoff; great nephews Charles Matthew D’Aiello and Kresson Tanzer Flinn. Besides his wife Diane, he is survived by his stepmother, Amy Schulz ( Bill), Fallbrook CA; mother in-law, Louise Durkin (Joseph Dombroski) Avoca; brothers, Mike Minkoff (Debbie), Sugar Hill, GA; David Methven (Stephanie), Austin TX; Karl Methven (Diane) Andover, NH; sisters, Donna Prachman, Atlanta, GA Paula Allen, Simi Valley, CA; Connie McHaddad, Canoga Park, CA; Dale (Ned) Methven-Brady, Blufton, SC; aunts Deedy Anderson, Kingwood, TX; Josie Gardner, Pittston; uncle, Peter Tonte, Trucksville; sister in-law, Ann Marie D’Aiello, Avoca; brothers in-law: John Durkin Jr.(Jacqueline), Pittston; Brian (Donna), Duryea; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, and friends.

Many thanks to the staff of Arcadia and Traditional Hospices; and those family and friends who assisted with his care on a daily basis. You will never be forgotten. Calling hours will be Friday, May 20, 2022 from 5pm-8pm and Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10am until time of service at 11 am, located at Hope Church in the Cee Kay Auto Plaza, 4949 Birney Ave, Moosic, PA. At 11:00 am, the funeral will live stream on Facebook: @hopechurchnepa Jeff’s body will be committed to burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca, Pa where it will rest and await reunion with his soul at the resurrection when Jesus Christ returns.

Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston. To leave an on-line condolence, visit Jeff’s obituary at

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1Thes 4:16

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May 22, 2022

I met Jeff playing football and baseball in high school. Jeff, myself and two other guys took a canoe trip down the Chattahoochee River the summer of 1970. That trip was our "Stand by Me" trip, and we bonded as great friends as we survived on the river for three days. Looking back, I can't believe our parents let us do that. During the summer of 1971, we worked together digging pier holes and footings for apartment building foundations. We became good friends that summer, and I learned that Jeff was an honest, hard working man of integrity. We ended up going to Georgia Tech together, and became fraternity brothers at Sigma Chi. Jeff was as loyal as they come…

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