Hagay Shefi
A True Partnership
Hagay Shefi, son of a retired Israeli brigadier general, Dov Shefi, moved to the United States from Tel Aviv in 1992 and co-founded GoldTier Technologies, a communications company in Mount Olive, N.J. So renowned was his expertise that he was both a featured speaker and a panelist at the Risk Waters conference in Windows on the World on the 106th Floor of 1 World Trade Center on the morning of the terrorist attack.

"People say how ironic it is, that he is from Israel, but I don't see that," said his wife, Sigal. "People from every country were in the trade center that day. Terror can happen anywhere in the world, and it is nothing that you can predict."

Since the funeral on Sunday, she had been remembering what a true partner he was in raising their children, ages 5 and 3, in Tenafly, N.J. – "he helped with everything around the house," she said – and how, despite the long hours at his start-up company, he spent all his spare time with them. "I am thinking he holds me now," Mrs. Shefi said of her husband. "And I am going to keep him, and his way of thinking, in me."
Published by Press Democrat on Sep. 19, 2001.
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A fine man I'd planned to work with. He was my sales engineer and I could see he had so much more.
Trevor Græme
Coworker
August 7, 2020
Still remembered. Still missed after 14 years. Be blessed.
Robin Walker
September 11, 2015
To the Shefi Family,

I think of you when I go to the Tenafly library, and I wonder how you are in Israel. I did not know you at the JCC because my son was younger, but you are in my thoughts , especially today. May HaShem bless you always , and the memory of your Hagay.
Joyce Chalfin
September 11, 2014
I will always remember Hagay's the boundless enthusiasm and passion for whatever he did. And I'm most thankful for him providing the opportunity to work for him back in the days he was at Mint.
I pray for the family's continued peace and comfort from the Lord.
Terry Willeford
September 20, 2011
To Hagay Shefi's parents, close family, relatives & friends,

Your loss is incomprehensible, enormous and tragic. Words will never suffice.

An enduring and eternal memory will always remain, in the beauty and sorrow of the great piece of music written in Hagay's memory by his loving brother - Shefi.

May it reach heaven, as it should, encompass all the sorrow and console all his dear ones.
Michelle Epstein
September 15, 2011
I will always remember your enterprising spirit and exceptional leadership. I will never forget you.
Robin Walker
September 11, 2011
we will stand together. our heads held high with love in our hearts and continue our lives' without fear. god bless our families and our country. ~kristinprice
kristin price
September 1, 2011
We will always remember!
Max Yu
August 30, 2011
I lost my brother Stuart on 9/11,I am sorry for your loss. It feels like yesterday......
Kenneth M
May 26, 2009
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
October 24, 2007
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
kristine
June 9, 2007
In remembrance....
P Tabbernor
March 9, 2007
I am the proud and sad father of Hagay Shefi. You can select photos of Hgay from the site we created in his memory: www.hagayshefi.info
See "Photo Album". See also the site : http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/200
1/memorial/people/1788.html
Dov Shefi
February 6, 2006
To the Shefi family... my prayers are with you.. It is now 3 years later but to me and countless others it will always be like it was yesterday... I will never forget where I was on that day and the horror of what was happening. Mr. Shefi was one of thousands but no matter how long it takes me I will sign each and every guest book to say to all of the families how deeply sorry I am for their loss and that those family members or friends will never be forgotten... may God or whoever your higher power may be .. always be with you and comfort you.
From the bottom of my soul..
Debra Anne Medina and family
Debra Anne Medina
September 20, 2004
Sigal,

I am thinking about you, Naomi and Roy today, as always. Wishing you all well. With much love,

Patrick Porter
Patrick Porter
September 11, 2003
It's hard to come to terms with the loss of a family member and a friend. The way we remember Hagay was of a family man who always gave of himself, a true father figure and a caring husband. When we used to meet on holidays as well as family BBQs and get togethers', Hagay would always amaze us with his calm and collective personality. He always seemed to have the answers to any question or query presented to him. Intelligence was never questioned; in fact he was regarded as a genius. I personally had never known of his great achievements, although I knew he was an entrepreneur. Once I met with his friends after the tragedy, they informed me of his talents and outstanding abilities and achievements. He always gave you the attention that made you feel as though you were the most important person he was communicating with at the time. He was so down to earth and he treated everybody with respect. We lost an incredible individual, an amazing relative, an astounding husband and father, a brilliant professional, an unbelievable friend, and a true patriot. Hagay you will never be forgotten as long as you are in our hearts and in our memories. Sigi, Roy and Naomi will follow the trail you have left and with our support and the support of friends and family they will thrive.

With much LOVE,

THE LEVY FAMILY
Nire Levy
September 13, 2002
I have heard about your husband from the neighbors where I now live. I'm an American-Israeli who has made my home in the place where your husband grew up. He is spoken of well -- and often. May he rest in peace. Joan
Joan Weinberg
September 11, 2002
I knew Hagay through business, and was in the process of trying to establish a relationship between my company and his new one - his smile, enthusiasm, and humor were wonderfully refreshing. I was supposed to meet with him in NY on September 12th - will always remember him.
Peter Bearor
September 11, 2002
I did not know Hagay Shefi, but I did have the pleasure of knowing his father, Dov Shefi, under whom I served and who is a very kind and understanding person. I am truly sorry for his and his family's loss. Every life lost in the 9/11 tragedy was precious but I especially want to convey my condolences to the Shefi family. Shelo tedu od tsaár.
Naomi
September 11, 2002
I DIDN'T KNOW HAGAI BUT I READ ABOUT HIM AND I'M VERY SAD FOR HIS FAMILY AND THINKING ALOT ABOUT THEM.

smadar
September 9, 2002
dear shefi family, We are still thinking of you nine months after this disaster. As a Tenafly resident, I often wished I could pick up the telephone and tell you how I felt. If there is something I could do let me know. Joyce chalfin
joyce chalfin
June 12, 2002
As a former member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, I was devastated to hear of the loss of Dov Shefi's son. General Shefi was very well known among Army JAGC's, and it is with deepest regret thta we in the Army family express our profundest sense of personal loss.
Jeffrey Lovitky
May 25, 2002
Hagay, I still cannot believe you are gone forever. All your Dynamic Energy, all the hard work and dedication, the future plans, the dreams, the enormous love you had for our little family, your smile, your unique voice... I am thinking about you each and everyday, playing in my mind "video clips" of you. You are the one that gives me the most support at this difficult time, encouraging me to go on, advises me how to handle things, helps me in decision making. We were talking and discussing with each other all our joint relationship (from age 20) and I know you so well, I know your philosophy of life, and I will try my best to keep it raising our children according to these guidelines.

Hagay, Naomi wants (as she always liked to do when you were away on business trip) to write you something:
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Roy just came, here is what he wants to say (he is short as always): Daddy, shalom, I miss you a lot, bye.

Hagay, I miss you so much, Roy and Naomi miss you, your parents miss you, and the entire family misses you. You are in our thoughts and hearts. Our love to you continues and your love to us is deeply missed.

Love you forever,
Sigal, Roy and Naomi.

Sigal Shefi
May 18, 2002
May you rest in peace forever more.
Angie Campbell
May 16, 2002
There are no words that can express the sorrow I feel for your loss. May he rest in peace and may his LIGHT stay with you and your children until you can be reunited in Heaven.
May 1, 2002
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS WONDERFUL MAN..HAGAY SHEFI AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NEW YORK...MAY GOD AND HIS ANGELS GREET YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN...AMEN
April 29, 2002
We are so sorry for your loss of Hagay. May his love continue living on in you and your children. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
December 12, 2001
You didn't lose your life in the horrible terror attacks in Israel, but you lost it thousands of miles away... Hagai, may you rest in peace, Al Mishkavcha beshalom tanuach...
tammy s. cohen
September 25, 2001
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