Published 9:26 am, Thursday, June 3, 2010
Morris Willdorf of Stamford died May 30, 2010, at the Rosenthal Hospice Residence, at the age of 96.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sarah; his daughter, Sonia Stoloff of Westport; his twin sister, Henrietta Baron of Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Born in New York City on Sept. 19, 1913, he was educated as an engineer. During World War II, Willdorf 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.
An accomplished photographer, Willdorf won many awards for his photography and traveled the world, capturing his adventures on film. He and his wife were the official photographers for the Wykoff House restoration project in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Funeral services took place June 1 at Gallagher's Funeral Home in Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.