In his youth, R’ Yosef learned in Yeshivas Lomza. He later formed a close relationship with the posek hador, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l.
R’ Yosef was one of the most prominent mohalim in the United States for dozens of years and performed thousands of brisos.
R’ Yosef is survived by his brother, R’ Shloimy Schiff, and his sons, R’ Beryl Schiff, R’ Moshe Schiff, R’ Avrohom Schiff and R’ Yaakov Schiff.
The family will be sitting shivah until Friday morning at 1170 East 13th Street, between Avenues K and L, in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Yehi zichro boruch.