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.

Delta Delta 2006-7 Renovation committee

Renovation Planning team (L-R) Jim Dora ‘58, Harold Force ’73, Phil Steele ’77, Bernie Sergesketter ’58, and Tim Maloney ‘74.  Circa 2006

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.”

Delta Delta Renovation construction review

Construction Review (L-R) Tim Maloney ‘74, Bernie Sergesketter ’58, Bill Frey, Ralph Bline ’71 and Jim Dora ’58. Circa 2007

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.

4 Responses to “A Dedicated Brother Remembered – Tim Maloney ‘74”

Chris Ball 1978

The older we get, the deeper the sorrow, the greater the joy realized…are echos of how much we miss those who have passed, and how blessed we are to have had them in our lives.

Chris Ball ’78


Kim Sermersheim 1974

Brother Tim, you are missed! May GOD be with you and your Family.
Thanks for all the memories at Delta Delta. Rest in peace.
Kim Sermersheim ’74


Maureen Longenecker 1974

Tim was such a private man, never wanting any thanks or attention for what he did. It fills my heart with joy knowing others recognized how special he was.

Many sincere thanks,

Maureen Longenecker
(Tim’s sister)


DJ Weimer 2007

I was house manager in 2004 and worked frequently with Tim. It was the fundraising phase of the chapter house renovation. What a challenge it was to keep things in order for all the alumni coming back that year and he handled it well! I truly did enjoy getting to know him. He put a lot of effort into that project.


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