Obituary of DONALD L. MCCLOSKEY
Donald L. (Mac) McCloskey, May 4, 1934 – May 9, 2022
Donald L. (Mac) McCloskey passed away peacefully on May 9, 2022.
Don was born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, the last of six children to James and Mary (Colbaugh) McCloskey.
Don spent 10 summers in Colorado working on his brother’s farm and returned to Pennsylvania to marry Pat Stackiewicz, a high school sweetheart, in 1954.
In 1955, Don went to work for Home Light and Power (now Xcel Energy) and retired in 1994 as a foreman after 37 years.
During his early years in Colorado, Don was instrumental in coaching 4-H basketball and helping to start Little League Baseball in Greeley, building a sports complex in Evans. He has always been a sports fanatic and his claim to fame was that he never missed a Monday Night football game.
In 1987, Don and Pat purchased an acreage in Gill and raised Belted Galloway cattle and hay for feed. He built several outbuildings and corrals and continued on the place until January 2016, when they moved to town.
Don is survived by his wife, Pat, of 67 years and three children: Ed (Lisa) McCloskey, Sharon McCloskey and Connie (Brad) Nelson; and three grandchildren, Jon Nelson, Samantha McCloskey and A. J. McCloskey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers and numerous nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania.
Visitation, Monday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Adamson’s Mortuary at 2000 47th Avenue, followed by a memorial service Tuesday, May 17th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.