Dentis S. McDaniel
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Dentis S. McDaniel

Satellite Beach - Dentis McDaniel of Satellite Beach went to be with Jesus on September 15, 2018 at the age of 81. His sweet spirit and loving heart will always be remembered by his wife of almost 60 years, Jean, his children, daughter Melanie (Miguel) Gonzalez, sons Michael and Monty (Sally) McDaniel and his 7 grandchildren, Jordan, Brenna, Ryan, Ashley, Sydney, Alexa and Brielle.

He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. After 6 years as an Air Force Pilot, he became a commercial pilot for National Airlines which later became Pan Am. His last ten years before retirement were spent flying the B747 internationally. He loved his boat, "Flying High" and he and Jean had many trips and adventures on her.

Dentis was a member of Eau Gallie Yacht Club. In 2011 he became Commodore of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. He took great pleasure in singing in the choir of Trinity Wellsprings Church, where he was a member.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at Trinity Wellsprings Church. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or Easter Seals.

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Published in FloridaToday from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2018.
Memorial service
01:00 PM
Trinity Wellsprings Church
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March 25, 2019
Dentis.....One of my dearest friends with whom I hold many fond memories dating back to the 1960's. He was an extraordinary talent in many fields and an exceptional pilot . He loved his 'boats' and even let me drive them on occasion. We spent many hours in the cockpit together from the Far East to Alaska and beyond.
My best to his lovely wife , Jean, and the family. Please stay in touch and if there is anything I can do, don't hesitate to ask...
John Albertsen Tucson,AZ
September 22, 2018
September 22, 2018
I met Dentis thru the FCYC meetings. It turned out we had been fellow pilots at Pan Am, though we had not known each other then. I well remember his Change of Watch at the yacht club,with a Pan Am theme. He always had a cheerful manner, a ready smile, and a wry sense of humor. I will especially miss his presence at our FCYC meetings.

Rob Harlan
September 21, 2018
Dear Jean, I'm so very sorry to hear of Dentis' passing. I know how tight the bond between both of you is and always will be. David and I will miss him as well, and we will remember him fondly. I'm so glad you have such a loving family around you at all times, but particularly at this time. We appreciate the opportunity to donate to Easter Seals to honor his wish, and will do so immediately. I wish we could be at his service tomorrow, but we're in our new home in NC. Please know we'll be thinking of you all and, through our sorrow, feeling thankful to have known such a wonderful man, husband and father. We send our loving thoughts to you and your family.
Jo-Ellen and David Ames/Shein
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