Clyde Charles “Moose” Moravec, 73, died on Feb. 20, 2016 at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in Ridgecrest, California after a motorcycle accident earlier in the day.
Mr. Moravec was proudly born and raised in Riverside. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School and maintained lifelong relationships with the many friends he made there.
The highlight of every RB reunion was a “Moosefest,” named after the guy who was the life of every party, never forgot a name or a memory, and always had a joke, or 10, to tell again and again. He was also a graduate of Parsons College.
His beloved wife of 45 years, Anne, also grew-up in Riverside. They met soon after she graduated from college and had been together ever since. They shared everything, including their love of Riverside. However, their life together took them away, first to Chicago, then to Dallas and finally to Los Angeles, where they’ve lived for the past 25 years.
The couple traveled to over 135 countries, and it was hard to find a place they hadn’t been, often more than once. While most of their friends were going to Italy or France, they were often on their way to Borneo or Rwanda. They loved adventure and seeing the world.
Mr. Moravec’s photography and his web travelogue, “Moosetracks,” were legendary. Everybody wanted to view his work because they often saw pictures or places, people and things, they would never see in person.
He printed and bound his own photography books of their many journeys around the world. Moose was a renaissance man. In his lifetime, he was a restauranteur, worked at the Chicago Board of Trade, built wooden hot tubs from scratch, remodeled houses and managed his and Anne’s properties around the L.A. area. He was also an accomplished guitar and banjo player.
Mr. Moravec is survived by his wife, Anne Osberg, and his countless friends who loved and admired him, all of whom will miss him more than words can express.
Interment arrangements are private and the family requests no flowers, please.