It is with great sadness that we regret to inform you that artist and creator of the Take Me Home Huey project, Steve Maloney, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday night (Feb 23, 2021).
The entire ABM team is still devastated and heartbroken. Steve was such an extraordinary gentleman, a visionary leader, and a caring individual who had a tendency to become a good friend to many of us. He was passionate about his art and such a gentle soul.
Steve Maloney was instrumentally involved as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Palm Springs Art Museum, continuously supportive of the Palm Springs Air Museum, and deeply engaged in more charitable organizations than I can list here. His sense of humor, and positive approach to almost anything he did made, it him pleasure to be around.
Art became his passion later in life. Always thriving to give back, he created the Take Me Home Huey project to honor all those who served.
Please help us to continue his legacy during the release of his new book and the materials that we will assemble to celebrate and honor Steve.
In the spirit of Steve’s unique project, Take Me Home Huey, and the community he created to welcome home veterans, creating conversation to help them heal, our healing will come in the same way by celebrating Steve, enjoying his collection of art works, and talking together about all of the good his healing arts vision has brought into the world.
Please keep the Maloney family in your thoughts during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Palm Springs Air Museum where Huey #174 is housed and will need maintenance in future years. For more information, please go to: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/
The Take Me Home Huey Book will still be launched on March 29th with special tribute to Steve. He would have wanted for the book to get in the hands of veterans and their families and for a portion of those proceeds to go towards an art therapy program for veterans. There will be more details about the virtual event in upcoming weeks. As the team behind Take Me Home Huey project mourns his loss and seek to celebrate his unique legacy that he left