William A. "Bill" Gould (1925 - 2017)

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William A. "Bill" Gould, 91, of Tomski Road, Brookville, Pa., passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville, Pa.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1925, the son of the late Clair Alexander Gould and Eleanor Koch Gould.
On Jan. 15, 1954, he married Joan M. White who preceded him in death on June 13, 1997.
Bill was a graduate and the valedictorian of Langley High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., class of 1944. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Army, 344th Ordnance Depot Company and was in the Rhineland Campaign including the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
After being honorably discharged, Bill graduated with a BS degree in industrial engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He worked for GTE Sylvania as an industrial engineer in Brookville, Pa., Erskine Industries in Reynoldsville, Pa., GTE in Emporium, Pa. and also in El Paso, Texas, retiring in 1976.
Bill was a member of the Brookville Presbyterian Church, loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fly fishing, tying his own flies. He was a member of the NRA and even enjoyed reloading all his own shells. He also had a passion for photography and loved taking pictures of nature and flowers, being the main photographer for the Sylvania magazine "The Monitor" where his work appeared throughout.
Bill is survived by one son, William D. Gould (wife Pamela S.) of Brookville, Pa., and two daughters, Lori A. Bertothy (husband Ronald) of Berwick, Pa. and Barbara J. Reinard (husband Thomas) of Sigel, Pa. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family, and also survived by one niece, Marjorie Hahn (husband Jack) of Miami, Fla., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, Donald Gould.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA 15825 with the funeral service and full military honors at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nathan Royster officiating.
Interment will take place in the Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Pa.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brookville Presbyterian Church – White and Main St., Brookville, PA 15825, or to the NRA – 11250 Waples Mills Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030.
Arrangements are under the care of Peterson Funeral Home, Brookville, Pa.
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 2, 2017