OBITUARY

Herbert "Gene" McDilda

May 20, 1931December 26, 2018
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Herbert “Gene” McDilda, age 87 passed away on December 26, 2018 in Rockledge. Gene was born on May 20, 1931 in Dunnellon, Florida. He served in the United States Air Force until 1955, upon his discharge he returned to Dunnellon where he met and married Nancy. They were married for 57 years until her passing in 2015. Gene was employed by NASA and various other contractors until his final retirement in 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Nancy, brother Jack and sister Edna and a daughter Christine. He leaves behind his daughter Jean Anne and his constant companion Duncan. He also leaves behind many dear friends and his caretakers that were like family, Laura & Lydia. A visitation will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home 1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island. A private graveside service will be on Friday at 2:00 pm at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 4, 2019
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Herbert "Gene" McDilda

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Dotty Wilson Dixon

January 1, 2019

It’s been decades since I’ve seen “Mr. McDilda”, I’m sad to say. Jean Anne was one of my best buddies growing up in Merritt Island. Her parents were always so sweet, had a warm and welcoming home ..... and they always had good treats for us little girls! (I recall donuts and home made Oreos:). Even tho much time has passed, that smile I see in this picture of Mr. McDilda is so familiar. What a kind man! Rest In Peace.🙏🎶
Love you, Jean Anne!!

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