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Edward Keane
Age: 66
Occupation: Consultant - Hill International
Worked for: New York Port Authority
Originally from: Jersey City
Resided in: Caldwell, NJ
School: St Peter's Prep
College: Newark College of Engineering
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From NY Times Dec 8, 2001

'Edward Keane: Too Restless to Retire'

More than three years ago, Edward Keane retired. He had had a long and satisfying career as a mechanical engineer, and it made sense. He was 62.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and so he busied himself hiking and puttering around the garden.

His mother-in-law died, and there was a lot to do, selling her house and otherwise wrapping up her affairs. He sold his sailboat B it was too big to handle B and was going to buy a smaller boat.

After a while, though, he got restless. He was in perfect health, and wanted to do more.

"He kept watching a neighbor walk his dog three times a day," said his wife, Barbara Keane. "He knew that wasn't for him."

So in May, he resumed the work life as a consultant with Hill International, assigned to the Port Authority.

Mr. Keane, 66, lived with his wife in West Caldwell, N.J., but he was enthralled by Lower Manhattan. Whenever a friend or relative came in from out of town, he had to show them around the area.

He made a point of being considerate. The week before Sept. 11, a neighbor was moving. She had a lot of stuff to throw out. He got a hand truck and carted it out to the curb, as some of the young residents of the block watched and egged him on. He did not need any help.
-- Anon (Friend { })
17 Dec 2001

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