NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Memorial services are today for James (Jim) Leo Moroney, founder of Moroney's Harley-Davidson/Moroney's Cycle, who died on Dec. 25. He was 86.
Moroney and his wife, Carmella, purchased the dealership he once worked for in 1956 after he returned from serving in the Korean War. Over the years, Moroney and his family built the dealership into a regional superstore, offering Harley-Davidson on one side of the building, and Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Ski-Doo on the other side. According to the dealership's website, it is allocated nearly 400 new models from Harley-Davidson annually.
The Moroneys retired in the early 1990s, turning over management of the dealership to son Patrick, a former AMA championship racer. (Read the full story at the dealership's website by clicking HERE.)
Jim is survived by Patrick, two grandchildren and one great grandson.
Services are being held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Meadowbrook Lodge, 1290 Route 94 in New Windsor, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are being made through the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home.
Posted by Mary Slepicka