Daniel Robert Maloney

March 11, 1934August 14, 2013

Dan Maloney, 79, of Greeley, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Grace Pointe Assisted Living. Dan was born on March 11, 1934 in Pueblo to Francis Leo and Marie Helen (Tiernan) Maloney.

Dan was raised and educated in Pueblo. After high school, he attended college in Pueblo. He entered the U.S. Air Force on June 7, 1955. He served as Airman First Class and received the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 9, 1959.

Dan married Barbara Brown of Greeley and they resided in Greeley. They had one son, Gary. They later divorced but remained close.

As a young man, Dan was a Boy Scout. He remained deeply involved and dedicated to Boy Scouts, serving as a leader in Weld County for many years. He was a superb mechanic and could fix anything. If he needed a tool, many times he would make his own. Dan was passionate about motorcycles and racing. He participated in several types of racing but excelled in flat track, winning many awards for his racing which included races at Sturgis Bike Week, Daytona Bike Week and Davenport, Iowa. In 2000, he won the Vintage Dirt Track Racing Association National Championship in the Super Senior Class. Dan was 66 when he won this championship. He also participated in Senior Volleyball and Softball and was a member of several championship teams.

Dan is survived by his son, Gary Maloney of Loveland; four sisters, Barbara Sorensen of Pueblo, Mary Nell Maloney of Houston, Texas, Frances Lee Maloney of Pueblo, Peggy Vallejo of Plano, Texas, and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Kevin Maloney (Victoria) of Greeley.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John Emmett “Jack” Maloney and William Mark “Billy” Maloney.

Dan was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He worked for the Colorado Department of Highways for over 30 years.

Visitation was from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday followed by the Recitation of the Rosary both at Stoddard Funeral Home. A Liturgical service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home. Inurnment at a later date is at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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August 25, 2013

Thanks to all of Dan's friends in Colorado who shared with us, his sisters, the love and memories they had of him. We loved him so and it's hard to let him go, but your thoughtfulness and shared memories has helped us through this difficult time.
Mary Nell Maloney
Plano, Texas

Betty Clark

August 21, 2013

I have many memories of Dan. Camping, motorcycles and meeting up with him in Sturgis. My favorite though is when I would see him at daily mass. If I got there first he would sit with me or vice versa. One day another elderly parishioner asked Dan if I was his daughter. We laughed and told her just friends. After that he would always say "hi daughter". Dan will be missed by his family and many friends and his "daughter". Rest in peace my friend.

August 21, 2013

Gary, It was a pleasure to know your Dad. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.
Bob & Sharon Holderness Kersey, Co

Steve Kuzik

August 21, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dan was a good man and will be greatly missed. Lea and Steve Kuzik Greeley CO

August 21, 2013

Gary, We will always have the fondest of memories for your father. I had the privilege of working with him at the Dept of Highways and in his shop. He taught me many skills. On our single trip to Sturgis, I was driving his truck and clearly going to fast for an upcoming mountain corner. Once we slide around the curve your father calmly said "Well we know how fast we can go around that corner". He was so very kind as I deserved a much stronger comment. Just one of the many things I will always remember about him. In honor of him and to show our respect for him we named our son Daniel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blair and Jane Shouse

Zan Powell

August 21, 2013

What great memories I have camping, riding motorcycles, fixing motorcycles and learning from Dan. He was a role model with his patience and inspirational as a master mechanic, motorcycle racer and his overall zest toward life. Dan will be missed. My condolences to Gary and the rest of his family.

August 21, 2013

I know you'll miss your dad, Gary! My love and prayers for all your family. Jean Krause, Gould CO

Tom and Laura Hodge

August 21, 2013

We were privileged to work on Dan's leather racing gear. He was a gentleman to us always. We miss him. Our sympathy to you in your loss.
Tom and Laura Hodge, Greeley