BRADFORD, Pa. - Dorothy D. Gould, 89, of 39 Sullivan Road, passed away Monday, (June 9, 2014) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving husband and children.
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Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Summerville, she was a daughter of the late Paul J. and Myrtle Powell Doughman.
On June 15, 1945, she married Alfred E. Ekas, who died June 17, 1974. Then on Aug. 9, 1991, at the First Baptist Church, she married Charles J. Gould, who survives.
Mrs. Gould was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, class of 1942, and attended Bradford Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1946. She studied in the gerontology program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford from 1981 to 1983.
She devoted her career in nursing employment at Bradford Hospital for 43 years, where she served as head nurse and instructor of clinical bedside nursing from 1946 to 1956; assistant director of nursing service from 1956 to 1966; and a director of nursing service from 1966 to 1974.
Upon obtaining a license as a nursing home administrator in 1974, she was appointed assistant vice-president at Bradford Hospital and Bradford Nursing Pavilion, a hospital-based skilled nursing facility adjacent to the hospital, a position she held from 1974 until her retirement in 1987.
Additionally, Mrs. Gould participated in state and community activities, including president of Bradford Hospital Professional Nurse Organization, and president of District 8 Pennsylvania Nurse Association.
Mrs. Gould was recognized in 1981 as an Outstanding Woman of the Year by the YWCA.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as moderator, and chairperson of the local American Baptist Women. She also was past president of the Current Events Club.
In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Ann (Ekas) Longo and her husband Victor of Bradford; a sister, Shirley Mong of Greenville; a stepson, Jeffrey C. (Stacy) Gould of Bradford; a stepdaughter, Darcy (Bill Burlingame) Dwaileebe of Olean; a grandson, Steven (Melissa) Longo of Bradford; two granddaughters, Becky (Jay) McLaughlin and Mary Beth (Eric) Garvin; three great-grandchildren, Sophia Garvin, Maxwell Garvin and Kara Longo; eight step-grandchildren, Dale J. Bell, Josh Dwaileebe, Jeremy Dwaileebe, Dustin Gould, Jeffrey Gould, JaLiesa Gould, Makayla Gould and Jesse Gould; a step-great-granddaughter, Oasis Dwaileebe; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and a stepdaughter, Debra Bell Howard in 2007.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St., Bradford, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (June 13, 2014) with Rev. Jeremy Childs and retired Rev. Leon Canfield co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Debra Howard Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church, 71 Congress St., Bradford, PA 16701 or The Pavilion@BRMC, 200 Pleasant St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 11, 2014