Fred Richard Gould, Jr., age 95, passed away in a calm sleep on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at The Abbey in Houston. Fred was born in Galveston, Texas on August 22, 1917. He was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 42 years of service. He was a long time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was a dedicated son, a loving husband, a generous and attentive father, grandfather and great-grandfather and above all, a gentleman. Fred was a joyful man with a wonderful sense of humor. Anybody who ever met Fred never forgot him.|
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred Richard Gould, Sr. and Valerie Mongon Gould; and his loving wife of 57 years, Anastasia Hall Gould.
He is survived by children, Richard Gould and wife Nancy of Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, Thomas Gould and wife Lucy of Kerrville, Texas and Anne Gould-McIntosh and her husband John of Phoenix, Arizona; daughter-in-law Pam Gould, who showed much kindness and compassion to him throughout his life, both before and during his illness; grandchildren Adam Gould, Stephanie Gould, Jarrad Gould and Brandon Gould; great-grandchildren Sam Gould and Whitney Gould; and nieces, nephews and other family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Oleander Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the Mass beginning at 10:00 A.M., also at St. Patrick.
Pallbearers will be Adam Gould, Jarrad Gould, Brandon Gould, Sam Gould, Ross Grief and Fellman Seinsheimer. Honorary pallbearer will be John McIntosh.
The family would like to express a special thanks to his caregivers, Theresa Kargbo, Leticia Parras, Ruky Adeleke and Kika Ramirez for their kindness and compassion during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Parish/St. Patrick Catholic Church Preservation Fund, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, Texas 77550 or the
Fred's life will continue to be an example for us all and we will cherish his memory.
J. LEVY & TERMINI
Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2013