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Monday, May 31, 2010

Morris Willdorf, 96

Morris Willdorf of Stamford died peacefully on May 30 at the Rosenthal Hospice Residence. He was 96.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sarah and his daughter, Sonia Stoloff of Westport. Also surviving is his twin sister, Henrietta Baron, of Sacramento, Calif.

Morris was born on Sept. 19, 1913, in New York City. He was educated as an engineer and during World War II, he was employed by Federal Telephone and Telegraph and worked on the Manhattan Project, earning top security clearance.

In 1946, he became the owner of his family’s business - Moormend’s, a retail leather goods and photography establishment on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

He and his wife owned Moormend’s until 1979, when they retired to pursue other interests.

Morris was an accomplished photographer and he and his wife were the official photographers for the Wykoff House restoration project in Brooklyn, N.Y. He won many awards for his photography and traveled the world, capturing his adventures on film.

He will be missed by his family, his many nieces and nephews and his friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 1, at 11 a.m.. at Leo P. & Son Gallagher’s Funeral Home in Stamford. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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