A Dedicated Brother Remembered – Tim Maloney ‘74
Tim Maloney ’74 entered Chapter Eternal on July 27 at his home in West Lafayette, IN after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Brother Maloney will be remembered as a dedicated brother with a passion for the values and lessons learned as a Sigma Chi.
Reconnects With Chapter
Upon moving back to West Lafayette from Florida in the early 2000’s, Tim reconnected with the chapter and became an active member of the House Corporation. Working with Phil Steele, the chapter advisor at the time, he imparted to our undergraduate brothers some of the many lessons he learned as a brother in the house. His passion for maintaining the chapter house went beyond just expecting it to clean. His goal was to instill a deep sense of pride in the place we all called home during our college years. In a way only Tim could do, he reminded the actives of the high standards they were expected to meet and of the life lessons acquired in doing this.
Chapter House Renovation
One of the big challenges during the 14-month time frame of the chapter house renovation was where were the active chapter members to live? Tim found a solution when he learned that there was an empty sorority house in the Acres. He worked with the sorority’s local representative and arranged to rent the vacant house for one year. Tim then coordinated the process of moving from 202 Littleton St. to the Acres, and then back again 14 months later.
In addition to managing the interim housing for Delta Delta, Tim was also part of the small team that oversaw the renovation’s construction progress. Tim took part in numerous “progress review” meetings with the contractor and kept everyone updated on the project.
Butch Brose ’09 reflected, “It was 2007-8 that I had the honor and pleasure of getting to know Brother Tim Maloney as I began my tenure as Director of Maintenance for Sigma Chi. Tim’s passion and dedication for Dear Old Delta Delta were easy to see, admire, and you might say contagious. He along with several others was responsible for kindling a love for and a partnership with 202 Littleton in me that continues to be strong to this day.”
Chris Ball ’78 remarked, “I was lucky enough to be one of many who learned of Tim’s infectious smile, his hand-on-a-shoulder encouragements, and heart-deep kindness. A son, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a friend. All honor to his name.”
Tim fought the ravages of cancer for over 12 years but never complained or wanted to discuss it. He is a wonderful example of “fighting the good fight and ensuring the White Cross of Sigma Chi gained new luster by his life”.
Tim Maloney ‘74
Tim grew up in West Lafayette with strong ties to Purdue and the community. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1970 where he was co-captain of the football team that went 10-0. Tim went on to play football at Purdue where he earned a degree from the Krannert School of Business in Industrial Management in 1974. After many years he retired from LPL Financial.
Tim has two children, Kevin and Jill, and two grandchildren who reside in Florida.