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Sammy Maldonado

Sammy Maldonado

Wednesday, May 5th, 1948 - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Samuel “Sammy” Maldonado, age 72, a man greatly loved, passed away at MCR, Loveland, Colorado on June 10, 2020. He was born on May 5, 1948 in Eaton, CO to Jose and Basilla (Castillo) Maldonado. Sammy grew up, the second son of ten siblings, in a migrant family, moving often around the country.
He attended Greeley Schools and worked at Monfort, then Great Western (Wilfley's) Iron & Steel Foundry in Longmont, CO. While at Great Western he was proud of making anchors and propellers for large ships and also participated in the building of the Korean War Memorial. Sammy was employed at School District 6 as Administrative Support at Billie Martinez School at the time he passed away. “A man very much blessed”, Sammy could meet anyone and become friends. Sammy was very outgoing, very loving, and very generous with his time for anyone. He loved talking in groups, gave his life for all people and was very patriotic. Sammy enjoyed volunteering at the Weld Food Bank. He loved the NFL team Seattle Seahawks and wore his colors proudly. Sammy loved music of all kinds and had records, tapes, CDs and even 8-track recordings of 70’s bands. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2160.
Sammy is survived by his wife, RoseAnn Maldonado, and son, Daniel Maldonado of Greeley; siblings Leroy Maldonado, Jesus (Noema) Maldonado, Antonia (Antonio who passed away) Mendoza, Pauline (Jorge) Montalvo, Mary (Ronnie) Chavez, all from Greeley, and Josephine (Arturo) Rascon of Evans. 10 grandchildren; Daniel Jr., Brandon, Skyler, Michael, Benjamin, Linsey, Xavier, Serenity, Bella, Sophia and April Ramm (Daughter in law). Preceding him in death are his parents, his first wife Carol (Cornejo) Maldonado; sister Maggie Chavez; brothers John and Charles; and his son Benjamin Jr. Pall Bearers include; Daniel Maldonado, Joseph Redfern, Brian Maldonado, Leonard Maldonado, Jeremy Maldonado, Patrick Silva. Honorary Pall Bearers include; David Maldonado, Xavier Gonzalez, Orlando Mendoza, Tommy Joe Chavez, Carlos Maldonado, Frank Chavez Jr.
A private Rosary Service will be at Adamson Life Celebration Home on Wednesday, June 24, followed by Visitation from 5:00 – 6:30pm. Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday, June 25 at Saint Peter Catholic Church at 9:30am, with interment to follow at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley at 11:00am. To leave condolences for Sammy Maldonado’s family, please visit www.AdamsonCares.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Adamson Chapel
    Address
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Adamson Chapel
    Address
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • service

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    St Peter Catholic Church
    Address
    915 12th St
    GREELEY, CO 80631
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    Officiant
    Deacon Fred Torrez
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Linn Grove Cemetery
    Address
    1700 Cedar Avenue, Greeley
    GREELEY, CO 80631
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Starlene Redfern

Posted at 11:04am
I am Starlene Redfern, Troy's wife. I met Uncle Sam during Christmas 2014 and he was so friendly and loving and made me feel like part of the family. I am honored to have met him. Rest in Peace until we meet again.
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Troy & Starlene Redfern

Posted at 10:30am
We will miss you Uncle Sam. so many memories of you in my heart [Troy]. I love you. My heart is sad over losing you Uncle. Until we meet again
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Billie Martinez Elementary Staff

Posted at 09:58am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Sam every day! He is in our hearts forever!
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Posted at 10:57pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Tommy and Lacey Mascarenas
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Monica Draper

Posted at 04:03pm
Sam was an amazing man you made a huge difference in the lives of all of our friends at family at Billie Martinez. Sam was caring and compassionate with a heart of gold! He made us all smile and he made everybody's day a little bit brighter. We will always be better for having known him. We will miss you! You are forever in our hearts.
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