Gerald H. Gould

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GOULD, GERALD H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents, first wife Lois, brothers Mortimer and Larry, and son Randy. Born in New York, June 28, 1924, Gerry moved to Florida after WW II where the weather suited his sunny disposition. A successful businessman, his proudest accomplishments were not one but two wonderful families .He and Lois had five children - Randy, Cary (Jill), David , Dean (Alissa) and Elizabeth Alhanti (Brian). Gerry is also survived by his loving wife Judy, and her children, Bobby Gilbert (Nancy), Carolyn Epstein and Mark Gilbert (Belinda). Gerry leaves behind a brood of grandchildren - Beth's Lee and Adam; Dean's Ari and Shaina; Bobby's Geoffrey and Evan; Carolyn's Lee, Anabel and Madeline; and Mark's Stuart, Brett and Grace, all of whom gave immense joy to Gerry in his final years. Gerry's professional life began in advertising, but he made his name in real estate development. In 1955, he co-founded Lehigh Acres, Florida, where he served as President for 17 years. Today, Lehigh is a thriving community of 80,000 residents. He went on to build the first timeshare resort in Florida and later partnered with Jim Walter, investing in numerous projects including Sun City Center, Florida. Gerry was honored throughout his lifetime, including membership in the Florida Council of 100. Just last year in he was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by French President Hollande for his service in WWII. Gerry most loved playing golf throughout a life that fulfilled him and all who were lucky to know him. Services will be held Thursday March 13 at noon at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Drive Miami. Donations may be made to temple Beth Am, greater Miami Jewish Federation or a .

Published in Miami Herald on Mar. 13, 2014
Gerald Gould
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