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December 22, 1953 - September 28, 2018


Donald James (“DJ”) Laudadio

Dec 22, 1953 – Sept 28, 2018


Donald James (“DJ”) Laudadio, 64, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away on September 28, 2018.


DJ was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Armand Laudadio, Jr. and Agnes Laudadio on December 22, 1953.  He went to school at Franklin High School in Somerset, New Jersey and the University of Colorado, in Boulder.  He was a popular taxi driver in Cape Canaveral, a fearless skier, a skillful golfer and an accomplished fisherman.


DJ is preceded in death by his parents, Armand and Agnes Laudadio.  DJ is survived by his brother, Ken Laudadio, his sister, Cindy Laudadio-Hill, brother-in-law, Christopher Hill, nephew, Andrew Hill and niece, Kathryn Hill.


DJ touched the lives of many, many people.  Those who knew him will always remember him as happy, passionate, sincere and a genuine friend.  His time in this world was much too short.  He will be missed so much more than words can describe.


The family of DJ wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the countless saints and angels from Vitas Hospice – we couldn’t have done it without you.


“Sometimes we live no particular way but our own…Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own”

  • Jerry Garcia, “Eyes of the World”