Remembering Some We Lost In 2013

A look back at some notable Port Washington residents who passed away this year.

Gould "Stretch" Ryder. (Patch file photo)
Gould "Stretch" Ryder. (Patch file photo)
Patch remembers Port Washington residents who passed away in 2013:

Port Washington business leader and nautical expert Gould “Stretch” Ryder died Oct. 24. A driving community force with the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, Ryder was also the winch grinder for Ted Turner aboard Courageous for the 1977 Americas Cup defense against Australia (One).

Former Sands Point Mayor Leonard Wurzel died Nov. 16 at the age of 95. Appointed Sands Point mayor in 1989, Wurzel served in that position until his retirement in 2011. Before his tenure as mayor, he served on the Sands Point Board of Trustees and its board of zoning appeals.

The Village of Port Washington North mourned the loss of former Mayor Joel Joseph who died June 14 at the age of 80. Joseph served as mayor from 1965 to 1971 and as village trustee from 1964 to 1965. He later served as chair of the village’s 50th anniversary committee from 1980 to 1982 and village historian from 1982 to 1984.

Former North Hempstead Town Councilman Jerome J. Weinstein, who served on the Town Board at-large from 1971 to 1987 died June 13.
Beth L. Lamport, who spent 20 years as a marketing executive for Federated Department Stores before switching to retail real estate in the late 1980s and who over two decades became one of the leading tenant representatives in the New York metropolitan area, died Sept. 27 at her home in Port Washington. She was 70. The cause was uterine cancer.


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