OBITUARY: 32-Year Kennedy Space Center Vet Charles Mcfarland, 85, of Merritt Island Passed Away July 8

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was Crew Chief in the Air Force where he met and married his wife of 61 years, Barbara Ann

Charles Mcfarland, 85, of Merritt Island, Florida passed away July 8, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Charles Mcfarland, 85, of Merritt Island, Florida passed away July 8, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He moved to the Space Coast in 1966 and spent 32 years working at Kennedy Space Center from the Apollo program to the shuttle.

He was a Crew Chief in the Air Force where he met and married his wife of 61 years, Barbara Ann Flaherty. He is preceded in death by his father Spencer Clifton McFarland, mother Mattie Martin-McFarland, siblings Harry, Frank, Gladys, Ralph, and Paul.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Charles Jr., David, Michele, and John. Grandchildren Iain and Corey McFarland. Steven and Jennifer Koralewicz. Great Granddaughter Coral Ann McFarland.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida at the request of the family.

The family will be holding a small private celebration of life.

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