Howard Doane

Howard Doane, 93, of Melbourne Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 18,2013.

He moved to Brevard County in the 50's, was a retired Electrical Engineer at PAFB and Cape Canaveral, the Technical Director of the Minuteman Missile Program and an inventor with patents pending. He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

His family was most important to him. His survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Gray; sons, Jay, Jimmy and Chris; fifteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; and his daughter, Janice Moyles.

A memorial will be Wednesday, July 24th at 11am at the Brownlie & Maxwell Chapel. Visitation with the family will be one hour before the service.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from July 20 to July 22, 2013