July 19, 1967 ~ August 27, 2019

Born in: Bremerton, WA
Resided in: Centennial, CO

Parents’ Names: Fred W. McMullin, Sue McMullin (step mother), Patricia K. McMullin, John Mead (step father)

Spouse or Significant Other: Life-long family friend and girlfriend, Jennie Wilcox-Radway

Children: Zona Janette Post (McMullin) and her husband Quincy Post, Dru Tyler McMullin

Grandchildren: Caydin Andru Schnorr, Baby Post (2-months along)

Siblings: Dale R. McMullin (brother), Tammy Becker McMullin (sister in-law), Pam Owen Kidd (step sister), Cindy Owen (step sister), Robert Owen (step brother), Spencer Mead (step brother), Matt Mead (step brother)

Education: Attended Gateway Highschool in Aurora, Colorado, and received both an Associates Degree in General Electronics and a Professional Certificate in Computer Repair from Pickens Technical College in Aurora, CO

Employment: Former professional repairman at TV Doctor, Former broadcast engineer at Clear Channel (Denver, Sacramento), and currently chief broadcast engineer at Entercom Communications (Denver)

Organizations & Memberships:  National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)

Additional Info: As an accomplished “tinkerer” and tech-hobbyist, Daren had a life-long love of electronics, which led to a very fulfilling career in broadcast engineering.  He had a knack for vintage electronics, muscle cars, and model trains, and often gave on-line advice to collectors.  In fact, he was the trusted “go-to guy” wherever he worked.  He had an impeccable work-ethic and always came through in a pinch.  He also had a tremendous passion for music, which included a variety of genres including classic rock, country, and others.  If legendary bands like his favorite “Boston” were in town, you would probably find Daren at the concert.  Daren was also an avid bowler, and bowled on a league with his son, Dru. He had an amazing sense of humor that his multitude of friends were drawn to.  Daren was simply a good man, as a beloved father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend.  He will be deeply missed.

Services

Memorial Service: September 4, 2019 3:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014


Room: Chapel

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  1. I will miss him more than I can put words to. Thank you to the family for keeping me close for this. I know your loss is great. You are all in my heart. Thinking of you everyday.

  2. Rest in peace my friend. You will be sorely missed. I am truly grateful for the time I got to know you and the friends we became this last year. Godspeed

  3. Prayer for the Bereaved
    I am the Life, the Light, and the Way
    The earth is my Garden.
    Each of the Souls I plant as seeds
    Germinates and flowers in its season
    And in each I am fulfilled.
    There is no cause for grief
    When a blossom fades
    But only rejoicing for the beauty it held
    And praise that my Will is done
    And my Plan served.
    I am one with all creatures
    And none is ever lost
    But only restored to me,
    Having never left me at all.
    For what is eternal
    Cannot be separated from its Source
    I am with you all,
    And each of you is a channel for my Light.
    Feel my Love
    Enfold you now and evermore.

  4. Daren was one of the most genuine, kind people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He was always so kind and warm to me at work. Thoughts are with his family in this very hard time.

  5. Darren had a bright and unique personality. You couldn’t help but like him. He was funny and kind and generous and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  6. Daren had a bright and unique personality. You couldn’t help but like him. He was funny and kind and generous and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  7. Your smile is forever etched in my memory, you were such a bright light and I will miss you terribly. Thank you for the love and light you spread while you were here my friend. Rest in peace. Deepest condolences to the family.

  8. You were such a wonderful man with a kind heart and will be missed and glad I had the chance to know you. My deepest condolences to the family and may you rest in peace my friend!

  9. You were a good friend with a fun sense of humor. It’s been many years since working with you in Colorado radio, but I will always hold the memories close to my heart. You will be missed my friend.

  10. Darren was a friend from Clear Channel, he was always so funny and nice. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his loss! God bless your family.

  11. My prayers and condolences to the family I’m so sorry for your loss.
    May you rest in peace Darren for know one could ever be as wonderful and touch all our lives as you have. God Bless.

  12. Your life ended way too soon but your amazing soul lives on forever. We go way back to the Jacor days of the 90s and, most recently Entercom. Thanks for your friendship, memories and looking out for me and the many you touched. Your beautiful family meant the most to you and I know you’re watching after them. Enjoy the endless concerts, karaoke, bowling, cooking, Big Gulps and libations while checking in from time to time. Right on my friend, right on. 😇

  13. Daren was my partner at the radio stations for over 10 years, and a friend for life. You will be missed buddy, and I’m very blessed to have known you!

  14. I worked with Darren from the mid-nineties to the mid part of last decade at Jacor/Clear Channel/iHeart. He was a competent and professional engineer with a wry sense of humor who always made our jobs easier at the radio stations. I am saddened by the news of his passing, and I extend warm wishes and my deepest sympathy to family members.

  15. So saddened to hear and will always hold near the laughter of the experiences we shared. You will be missed but I have complete confidence that heaven will never have sounded better.

  16. Patsy, Dale, Zona & Dru, I knew Daren through my years working with Patsy and hearing the love and pride in her voice whenever she spoke of him. He was a wonderful son, brother and father and I know he will be deeply missed. I hope you take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him. God bless you all.

  17. I know a smile and chuckle is exactly how Daren would want to be remembered. Often stubborn to leave his house in the evening without a plan, I made it a game to convince Daren to “adventure” around the city on a random whim. Every story from those adventures perpetuates with endless laughter.

    The loss of Daren hurts, but I’ll keep the memory of his legacy strong, sharing stories with family and friends! Smile, it’s what Daren always did, even when things weren’t so great.

  18. I miss you already. Thank you for all of the good times and all of the concerts you took me and Becky to. I’m soo happy to have had you as a friend.

  19. Daren, You were the best ex husband a woman could ask for. You were my friend, the father of our children, the grandfather to our grandch….. I love you and will miss you so.
    Your Favorite Ex-Wife

  20. Daren my old friend… What a shock ! I have fond memories of you going back at least 3 decades. Our prayers will be with you and your family. Jan

  21. Very sorry to hear this news. I’m glad we got to work together and keep in touch after we both left Sacramento. Daren, you are one of the good guys and will be missed!!

  22. I just think of all the great, crazy times we went through from when we first met in 1995 through all of those days at Clear Channel. We went on the road together many times to build radio station studios, transmitter sites and everything in between. Man you were a hoot to work with! Going to miss you Buddy.
    Paul

  23. Darren when …..We found out you were going to move to colorado we were SO sad … all the parties we had at moms house in Roseville… you made the best COLLARD GREENS!!! … the WORLD will not be the same!!! Cheri stringer and family!!!! God rest your soul!!! You will be truly missed!!!! Our Condolences to the family!!!! He was such a wonderful funny friend!!! Truly missed!!! God bless to all!!

  24. I will miss you old friend. I know that you are in a better place now. Trust you to watch over mine as I will yours. Thank you for standing with me-it meant more to me than anyone will ever know. I Love You Brother 💔

    May the Lady watch over you.
    Blessed Be…

  25. I am blessed to have known you and grateful for our wonderful friendship. I will think of you always! ❤️🙏🏽

  26. Dear Family,

    We are praying for you. Darren was a great person and always had a love for life. I still remember his 10,000 CDs he would bring to our family gatherings and events. He loved all of you.

    Cousin Wayne

  27. Daren you were nothing but kind and caring to me. You are such a good man and you will be missed greatly and remembered fondly. Love you my friend❤️🙏

  28. Your hard work was the very reason many of us even had the ability to do ours… Always will remember opening my office door and seeing a big diet Dr pepper polar cup on my desk! You’re going to definitely be missed! Thoughts from all of us over here in Sacramento!

  29. May your light continue to shine as bright in your afterlife. YOU, my friend were one of a kind! I miss you and will hold you in my heart always. Prayers and Hugs to all of you. ❤️🙏🏻

  30. Daren was one of the great ones. He was so kind to me when I first came to Colorado and started working with him. He will be greatly missed.

  31. Daren was an integral part of Denver radio. He was a rescuer and a friend. I will always remember his kindness, his affection, and his support.

  32. Daren I will miss your voice, I will miss your smile and I will miss all your positive energy. You are an important part of this family and now that you’re gone it will never be the same. You will be in our memories and hearts forever💕.

  33. Daren you were always considered part of my family. You were there with us when the final decision was made for Bill. I am sad that I am not considered part of your family now but you will always be there in my heart. Rest In Peace, you will be missed.

  34. A very great engineer and even better friend. I will miss you stoping by the house when you are at the transmitter site.

  35. Daren was a truly kind hearted guy. Open, friendly and warm. I worked with him at clear channel for many years and he always brightened my day. He will be missed by so many

  36. Daddy, I am hurting so bad knowing I won’t get to have you call me on your way home from work or just because you’re bored. I will miss your voice, your laugh, and your teasing. You were taken too soon from us. I’m so happy I got to tell you that you are going to be a grandpa again before you left us. You were so excited. Caydin will always remember you and we will make sure this new addition will know of their grandpa as well. I love you Daddy.

    Your Pumpkin

  37. Our deepest sympathy for your family. We send much love and prayer – may you rest peacefully in His loving arms.

  38. Daren was our engineer at Clear Channel in Colorado Springs several years ago, and he was one of my favorite engineers. Daren loved to have a good time, and we had many together. He was always helpful, kind and just a good person. Grateful to have known him, he will always be remembered Sincere condolences to his family, and especially his children. I know it’s so hard to lose your parents, and you lost him way too soon. Life can be so unfair sometimes..Sending lots of love to all.

  39. a note to Daren – a marriage makes a family forever, divorce may end the marriage but not the family. you are still a part of our family and we miss you. You are connected thru Zona an Dru and their children and future children. You have been there when you were needed and wanted
    P you and your mother Patsy have been to family gatherings and you are a part of our family and we will miss you, a part of our family
    is gone but not forgotten

  40. My heart breaks hearing the news of Daren’s passing. I can honestly say he is a true friend I have know since birth and is the first to be taken away – far too soon! Sincere condolences to you Patsy and the rest of the family and loved ones. Until I see you again, may you rest in peace Daren. <3

  41. A kind, gracious and caring man. Our conversation last year; after years of no contact was a gift for me. I hope you enjoyed life and maybe seeing you again later.

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