Maurice Charles Morel -Age 62 -passed away Friday May 7, 2021 in Boca Raton, Florida.
Maurice graduated from Georgia Tech in 1981 and has been the City of Boca Raton Professional Civil Engineer for 23 years. Moe Morel was responsible for the City of Boca Raton Capital Improvement Projects. He oversaw the Survey, Landscaping, Construction Project Management, Inspection, Streets and Stormwater Management Division. The list of his contributions is so numerous, that it cannot be listed. Some highlights are: the Spanish River Library, the Downtown Library, the Palmetto Park Promenade, Countess DeHornle Park, Hillsboro El Rio Park, and many more. His years of experience provided technical guidance on the Wildflower and Silver Palm Park which will go into construction in the Summer of 2021.
He was described by his peers as “a great mentor, and an excellent Professional Engineer. He was an Encyclopedia of Boca Raton knowledge and local lore; the Department historian, deeply connected to the community in which he lived, worked, and played.”
His brilliance shined as a public servant for he was kind to the city residents.
He had a unique sense of humor and a passion for cooking and derived great pleasure from having his guests enjoy his delicious dishes. Whether they were simple ingredients or exotic flavors, Moe will always put a spin to the original recipe that elevated the enjoyment of his succulent creations. He was a golf enthusiast but his greatest joy was his daughter Olympia. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.
He was preceded in death by his loving father, Maurice C. Morel and is survived by his beloved wife Niurka Fernandez-Arteaga, his mother, Hedy (Szydziak) Morel, his brothers Michael Morel and his wife Robin, and Mark Morel and his wife Mary.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 13 at the Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton Florida. Family and friends are invited to gather at 8:30 am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am at Ascension Church in Boca Raton. Burial will follow at 12:15 PM at the Boca Raton City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly through the obituary website to his daughter Olympia’s Education Fund.