Richard Damon Maloney, 68, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Feb. 22, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.
Richard was born Dec. 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Kan. to Alexander F. “Pat” and Betty Maurine (George) Maloney. He grew up in the Johnson County, Kansas area, graduating from Lane High School, south of Rantoul, in 1964. He moved to Halstead, Hill City and then Gardner in the 1980’s where he helped care for his parents.
Richard served in the National Guard. He was a utility clerk for six years at Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Gardner. He loved his job and helping people. Customers would stand in his line to have him bag their groceries and help carry them out to their cars. During his younger years, Richard worked for Caylor Construction as an equipment operator. Also, he had worked as an over the road trucker for several companies and Gardner CMI.
He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. Richard will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard is survived by his aunt, Shirley Pretz, of Olathe, Kan., along with many cousins and friends.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Paola Cemetery, Paola, Kan. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 2, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Condolences may be left at