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Robert W. Gould, proprietor of GOULD'S STORE in downtown Cocoa, died July 5, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. He was 78 years old. Born in Orlando, FL, he lived with his family in Sharpes, FL, on the Indian River Drive as a boy.
His family moved to Mulberry Street in Cocoa after World War II. He graduated from Cocoa High School and served his country in the United States Army. He helped his father, Arthur Gould, in his store on Delannoy Avenue in Cocoa. Eventually, he took over the Gould store and continued the business for forty-five years. He was a resident of Merritt Island, FL for most of his adult life.
Survivors include his son, Arthur Gould (Millissa) of Tampa; daughter, Annie Laurie Gould of Cocoa; and sisters, Jean Hopkins of Vero Beach and Ada May Parmelee (Hubert) of East Hartland, CT. He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Gould.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Ste 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. You can also donate to Hospice online: www.chaptershealth.org/hospice.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from July 13 to July 15, 2013