Friends, Co-Workers Organize 2nd Annual Danny Moore Golf Outing For Late City Employee

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Danny Moore keeping spirits up at the City of Coral Springs vaccination site at the Coral Square Mall.

By Sharon Aron Baron

Danny Moore was at his mother’s side during her final days battling cancer when he suddenly died.

He was only 43. 

A 13-year employee with the City of Coral Springs, Moore worked as a Parks and Recreation Department turf coordinator.

A life-long resident of Margate, Danny and his wife Patti met as teens while attending Coconut Creek High School. Married in 2001, they lived in the Carolina Club, where Patti worked as a teacher at Margate Elementary —- a school that both she and Danny attended as children.

For 20 years, they raised Emily, now a middle school student at Coral Springs Charter School, and Erin, a senior at Coral Springs High School. 

At 30, he began working for the City of Tamarac for five years; however, he returned to Coral Springs until his death on April 28, 2021.

According to Patti, throughout his career, Danny worked in different departments throughout the city and especially enjoyed working and participating in many city events, including the COVID vaccination site at the Coral Square Mall.

He was staying at his parent’s house in Margate the night he died. His mother had pancreatic cancer, and Danny wanted to be by her side during her final days.

On April 27, 2021, the hospice nurse told Danny and his dad to get some rest. She would stay by his mother’s side and wake them if needed.

In the middle of the night, the nurse woke up Danny’s father because she could tell his mother was near death; however, when his father went to wake Danny, he was unable to, calling in the nurse, then fire rescue for help. 

Less than an hour later, his mother passed.

According to Patti, Danny passed in his sleep after suffering from hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with sleep apnea a contributory cause.

Friends, Co-Workers Organize 2nd Annual Danny Moore Golf Outing For Late City Employee

The last family photo of Danny, Erin, Emily, and Patti Moore was taken on Sunday, April 25, at Erin’s 16th birthday party at Top Golf. {courtesy family}

The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that 38,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease, with sleep apnea as a complicating factor.

“On that day, my daughters lost their father and grandmother,” said Patti.

Charlie Gumula, Parks and Rec administrator at the City of Coral Springs, said Danny was a “great guy with an awesome sense of humor,” describing him as a hard worker with a good work ethic who was not afraid to jump in and take on a task.  

“He was on our turf crew responsible for maintaining our sports fields. [He] took pride in making them the best fields possible.”  

Friends, Co-Workers, Organize 2nd Annual Danny Moore Golf Outing For Late City Employee

Danny Moore with the City of Coral Springs.

Gumula said Danny was a family man who loved spending time with Patti and the kids and was close to his mother. A couple of times, when the city painted the lacrosse field at Coral Springs High School, he would paint his older daughter’s jersey number on the field where she was going to play. 

“She would say it was to embarrass her, but he did it to let her know he was thinking about her and how proud he was that she was playing out there.”

Knowing he enjoyed playing golf, Danny’s friends and coworkers wanted a way to honor him and organized the Danny Moore Golf Outing on Saturday, September 24, at the Country Club of Coral Springs.

Last year was the first memorial golf outing in his name, with proceeds going into a college fund for their two daughters. 

“I am beyond blessed the city would like to continue this event until Emily graduates high school in 2027,” said Patti, adding, “I know the team of friends and coworkers at the city are working on making this year’s event as successful but are still looking for businesses in the city to be tee sponsors and still have several spots left for golfers.”

Friends, Co-Workers, Organize 2nd Annual Danny Moore Golf Outing For Late City Employee

Golfers at the first Danny Moore Golf Outing.

To become a tee sponsor or golf on the day at the Danny Moore Golf Outing, contact Sean Lancaster in the Parks and Recreation department at slancaster@coralsprings.org or 954-605-7054. 

The Second Annual Danny Moore Golf Outing kicks off at 1:00 p.m. at 10800 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs. The cost for a four-person scramble is $100 per golfer and includes golf, food, water, and prizes.

The Coral Springs Fire Benevolent Fund accepts donations on behalf of the Moore family’s college fund. Send checks to Coral Springs Professional Firefighter Benevolent Association Memo: Danny Moore Golf to 2501 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, FL 33065. Attention: Rob Hunter.

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Sharon Aron Baron

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