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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