Keiichiro Takahashi, 53, a resident of Port Washington, died on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He was at his desk on the 84th floor of Two World Trade Center working as the senior vice president of Euro Brokers, Inc.
Keiichiro was born in Tokyo on April 18, 1948 and graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo with honors. He loved to go away on vacation with his family for relaxation and enjoyment. He also enjoyed walks on the weekends with his wife Harumi. Keiichiro was a gentle man and never raised his voice to anyone. He was a devoted husband to Harumi and a dedicated father to Hiroyuki, 25, and Akiko, 19.
He is survived by his wife Harumi, his children Hiroyuki and Akiko; his parents and sisters in Japan. Keiichiro and Harumi would have celebrated their 28th anniversary on Oct. 6. A memorial service for Keiichiro is to be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour on Franklin Ave. at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6.
Terry Morgan, born and raised in Port Washington, died unexpectedly at his home in North River, NY, on Sept. 21, 2001. Terry was born June 19, 1933 on lower Main St. in Port Washington. He was the son of the late Warren and Merry Morgan and the loving brother of Helen Morgan Vogt. He graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School and C.W. Post College. Prior to college he joined the National Guard, then he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in the Korean War, Greenland and Iceland for eight years.
After college he married the former Sandra Dietz of Port Washington and was employed by the NY Telephone Co., retiring as a supervisor in 1988. He and Sandy then moved to the Hamlet of North River with their children.
He loved the Adirondack Mountains and the lifestyle of a small community, where skiing, hiking and working on his "Pathfinder" camp, repairing and driving his tractors and old Ford truck were his hobbies. But his best feature was being a true friend. People turned to him for advice on jobs or getting help from the Shriner's Burn Center. He touched so many lives and will be truly missed.
Terry was an active member of the North River Methodist Church, the Masons, serving as Master of the St. John's Lodge twice, District Deputy Grand Master of the Saratoga/Warren District in 1989-1990, currently he was president of the Past Masters Association of the Saratoga/Warren District. He was a member of the Shrine where he was the past Potentate of the Oriental Shrine of Troy, NY in 1996, and was the washtub bass player for the Shrine's Hillbilly Band. He was a member of the Indian Lake American Legion, the Saratoga Battle Chapter - Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion, charter member and past president of the LI chapter of the Adirondack Club.
Survivors besides his wife of 39 years, include his three children, Elizabeth Morgan, Carolyn Cameron (Bill), Thomas (Becky); and four grandchildren. He was buried in North River Cemetery in the majestic mountains that he called home.
Seymour Nydorf, of Port Washington, died on Sept. 30, 2001. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Amy (Eric), Ethan, Roy (Terry). Grandfather of Alana. He was an advertising designer; book illustrator; painter in oils, acrylics, watercolor; printmaker in lithography, etching and computer graphics and sculptor in metal. His solo show at the Ward Eggleston Gallery, NY, received favorable reviews from Art News, Arts magazine, Herald-Tribune, Journal-American and others. The Brooklyn-born artist exhibited and won awards in many national and regional juried shows. His graphics work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress and other national museums. An Avid lapidarist, he was a member of the Nassau Mineral Club. Burial service at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, on Oct. 3. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Network, 900 Merchants Concourse, Westbury, NY 11590.