Morris E. Curiel ’42 died on April 1, 2007, in Willemstad, Curaçao, Dutch West Indies.
He was born on April 5, 1920, in Curaçao, and prepared for Bowdoin at Secondary School in Ameersfoort, the Netherlands, and the London School of Economics, which he had to leave when World War II broke out. He came to Bowdoin as a sophomore and was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He served three years in the Royal Netherlands Army after graduation. As the descendant of a distinguished Sephardic family of Curaçao and a prominent businessman and banker, he was the namesake and major benefactor of the Morris E. Curiel Sephardic Museum of Caracas. He is survived by his brother, Marcel Curiel Baiz.