Donald Robert Jochum Sr.

December 10, 1937February 3, 2019

It is with great sadness, the family of Donald R. Jochum, Sr., passed away on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred “Millie” and his children: Deanna Kacko (Lance), Gwyn, Donald R. Jr., Rhian, and Blake; stepson, Stephen McInnis (Adriana); six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack and sister, Betty Jane (Al) Mancuso. Don will be missed by his cousins, Richard (Carol) and Lyne (Brian) Teal; special “family”, Barry and Jacqueline Cobb and Gerald and Laura Purcel; and neighbors, friends, and veterans’ from American Legion Post 117.

Don, native of Buffalo, New York, served in the U. S. Navy and was an active member of his post. He also was a square dance caller for over twenty-five years and loved singing karaoke, especially, to his wife, Millie.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Don can be made to Hospice or charity of your choice.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Donald Robert Jochum Sr.

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Terry Casady

February 9, 2019

Don and I met as shipmates in 1954 aboard uss mississippi.
we have kept in contact all of these years one way or another.
Love you brother,mayGod have you in his loving arms.
Love you Don, TERRY.

Laura Pucel

February 7, 2019

Don and Millie were some of the first people we met when we moved into our home in Palm Bay. They welcomed us with open arms and we have counted on each other many times since. Don was a friend you could count on for help. He was a real character. His humor and wisdom will be missed. Grieving is the price we pay for loving, and having been loved in return. Rest easy Don. We love you.