Harry R. McDonald

Born on June 30, 1923 in Dover, New Jersey
Departed in Grant, Florida on March 11, 2020

After 96-years of a fruitful life, Harry R. McDonald, a long-time resident of Melbourne Beach has died of old age.
Born June 30, 1923, in Dover, NJ, Harry moved to the South Beaches in 1966 where he lived for the remainder of his life. His wife, Eleanor, with whom he had a 64-year long marriage, preceded him in death 14 years ago. Together they had four children, Harry Jr. (Sharon), Daniel (Sue Nolan), Janice (John DiGiovanni) and Karen (Gary Swift), who begat 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, all of whom survive.
During World War II, Harry served in in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator aboard a C47, seeing action in Africa and Europe. At war’s end, Harry continued working for the Government, first as a heavy equipment operator at Picatinny Arsenal in his home state until his retirement from the Civil Service at Patrick AFB in 1978.
In retirement, Harry traveled extensively with friends and family, visiting all 50 states and numerous countries in Europe and Central America. He also enjoyed sailing aboard the ‘Eleanora’ and served as the Commodore of the Melbourne Yacht Club.
Visitation will be Saturday March 14th from 12 noon to 3pm at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home.

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Debbie and Pete Davis from Melbourne wrote on March 11, 2020:
My Uncle Mick has been a mentor to me throughout my life. I have very fun memories of spending time at his house and at their beach. I will miss discussing family travels throughout the states. He was very knowledgeable and well traveled. Prayers to you and your family
Deborah Davis from Melbourne has wrote on March 11, 2020:
My Uncle Mick has been a mentor to me throughout my life. I have fun memories of spending the night at their family house And going to their beach. I have always looked up to him and respected him. He was very knowledgeable and well-traveled. I’m gonna miss speaking with you. Godspeed love and bless your family. No more pain

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