Frank Lloyd Dunn

May 12, 1948July 8, 2012

Frank Lloyd Dunn

Merritt Island

Frank Lloyd Dunn, 64, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2012.

He was a loving husband and father. After a long illness he died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Frank is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol, his daughter Catherine, son-in-law, and a soon to be born grandson. He is also survived by two brothers Robert of Columbia, Maryland and Ritchie of Mt. Airy, Maryland, as well as 8 nieces and nephews.

Although originally from Maryland, Frank was a 36 year resident of Florida. His 43 year career included time on the missile tracking ship, the Vandenberg. He then worked on radar systems with RCA, GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin which included travel overseas as well much of the U.S. His expertise in his field was appreciated by all who worked with him.

The family will be receiving visitors on Thursday July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Wylie Baxley Funeral Home, 1360 North Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island. There will also be a Service at 7:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society or Vitas, Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 12, 2012

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James Griffin

April 30, 2013

I can still hear Frank in our Radar Lab. How I wish he were still here, busy, active and fussing with these radars and Danny Morris.

July 17, 2012

Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you both at this sad time. We hope you can find comfort in your many special memories and in the thoughts of the happy years you shared.

With Our Condolences,
Joe and Elly Caro (Melbourne, FL)

George Gray

July 13, 2012

As a friend and a colegue, Frank was a wonderful person and someone that was always willing to lend a hand. His insight was always welcome and helped me become a better person and technician. You will be deeply missed by those that knew you in the aerostat program! God Speed my Friend!

Greg Sullivan & family

July 13, 2012

Frank was a really good guy and he will be greatly missed. I really enjoyed all the time I spent with him, especially that hot sumer in the late 70s. I am sure Heaven is welcoming him. We will of course continue to pray for Carol and the rest of the family.

Frank & Betty Mokry

July 13, 2012

Frank, Carol, Catherine, and dog (do not remember name) were wonderful neighbors and friends for many years on Larchmont Ct. Betty & I remember when Frank and family - with dog - would take an evening stroll around the neighborhood; Frank & I often swapped stories about our work. Carol, we regret that we are unable to be with you at this time of your deepest sorrow - know that Frank is resting peacefully and our thoughts and prayers will be with Frank, you and family.

Jeffrey Sullivan and family

July 12, 2012

My cool, adventurous, smart uncle has moved on to a better place. Ice caves, NASA, Disney World, shrimp, i will
keep those memories forever! Most fun watching myth busters with frank and having him explain how something would or would not work before the show did! My prayers are always with you.

Terry Papczynski

July 12, 2012

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! Frank's passing is a great loss to the Aerostat community.

Steve Sullivan

July 12, 2012

So sorry to hear about Uncle Frank. He was a terrific guy and is my ideal benchmark of how to be the cool uncle. -Steve

Eddy Rosado

July 12, 2012

I started working with Frank approximately two years ago and we immediately became friends. Frank was an excellent friend and mentor and was happy to share his amazing knowledge of everything electronic. We certainly spent many hours exchanging stories about aerostats, his experiences on the Vandenberg, stories about fixing radars in worst of conditions and in the worst of places. From his stories you can tell he lived a wonderful and interesting life, but of all the stories, the ones he enjoyed telling the most were the ones that revolved around Carol and Catherine. You can immediately tell that Frank really loved his family. When he talked about Carol and Catherine you can really see his face shine.

I certainly miss the laughs, the stories and talking about our plans to get rid of the QC's all around the world.

Frank, I know that Our Father in Heaven really loves you. I know that we'll shake hands again and we'll be able to sit around somewhere in Heaven continue with the story telling and laughs.

Carol and Catherine, I also know that Our Father in Heaven loves you too and he'll be there to comfort you and strengthen you.

Jill Boyd

July 12, 2012

I had the great fortune of working with Frank in Melbourne, FL and volunteering with him at the Merritt Island Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. Frank was a kind and gentle soul, and he will be missed.