Randolph Allen "Al" Gould (1928 - 2017)

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Randolph Allen "Al" Gould, 89, of Dunnellon, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.
He was born April 4, 1928, in Providence, R.I., to Frederick and Charlotte
(Greene) Gould, he was one of two children, and graduated from Attleboro High School (Class of 1946), in Attleboro, Mass.
He then became a certified aircraft mechanic, graduating from Wentworth Technical Institute, Boston, Mass. Al, as he was known to many, retired from his position as a maintenance engineer for the Broward County School System in Fort Lauderdale, where he served the last 10 years of his working life.
Mr. Gould's special gift and talent throughout his life was in the world of engines: if it had a motor, Al could fix it.
He moved to Florida in 1956, primarily in Fort Lauderdale, and then finally settling in Dunnellon in mid-1980s. He also loved fishing and as a retiree followed his passions for both the Honda Goldwing as a charter member of the Rainbow Riders and in radio controlled airplanes as a charter member of the Nature Coast RC'ers, as well as most recently, the Tri-County R/C Club in Dunnellon. Al also held a private pilot's license.
Al is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Rose G. Gould, Dunnellon; son, Barry Gould, Clermont; daughter, Bette-Jean Nagele, Dunnellon; brother, Dale Gould (Kay), Attleboro, Mass.; granddaughter, Bethany Morales (husband Ken), Winter Garden; grandson, Brian Nagele, Ocala; great-grandchildren, Trace and Ashely Nagele, both of North Carolina; great-grandson, Sawyer Nagele of Ocala; and daughter-in-law, Diane Smalling, Oviedo.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gould was preceded in death by his son, Robert Allen (Bob) Gould (1989) and a son-in-law, Brandon Nagele (2002).
A graveside celebration of Al's life was Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa.
Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Riverland News on Nov. 30, 2017
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4890 South Suncoast Blvd | Homosassa, FL 34446 | (352) 628-3344
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