James Ralph Gould (1925 - 2017)

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James Ralph Gould, 91, formerly of Tarentum, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at VA Hospice, Aspinwall.
He was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Harrison Township, son of the late William and Anna (Patrick) Gould. James lived the past five years in Sigel and prior to that, Tarentum.
James worked for 47 years at PPG Industries in Creighton and the last five years as fire chief.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army in the Pacific Theater.
James was of the Presbyterian faith.
He was a member of the Tarentum Jednota, life member Valley Euchre League, Tarentum VFW, Brackenridge American Legion and former 3rd Ward Tarentum Councilman. James graduated in 1943 from Tarentum High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing, Pittsburgh Steelers and playing euchre.
Survivors include his sons, James J. (Sunny) Gould, Sigel, Pa.; Dennis (Cheryl) Gould, Troy, Pa., and Timothy (Cynthia) Gould, Tarentum; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, David (Peggy) Gould, Tarentum.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen G. (Long) Gould; son, James P. Gould; sister, Ruth Hazlett; and brothers, Robert and Preston Gould.
Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Duster Funeral Home, Inc., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dayton, Pa.
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Published in The Courier Express on July 18, 2017
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