Wallace R. Gould departed this world and ascended into heaven Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the age of 83. Luke, as he was known to his family and friends, was born May 5, 1928, in Tarentum. Mr. Gould, being born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, was an avid Steelers fan his entire life. Mr. Gould is preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Anna I. Gould; a sister, Ruth Gould Hazlett; a brother, William P. Gould; and a son-in-law, Joseph E. Beckom. Mr. Gould retired as a sergeant first class from the Army with 27 years active duty service. Mr. Gould served in World War II with the Merchant Marines, Korea with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division. During Mr. Gould's 27 years in the military, he earned three Purple Heart Medals, three Bronze Star Medals, the CIB with combat stars and numerous other prestigious military awards. After retiring from the military, Mr. Gould started a new career and worked in the Printing and Distribution Division, Bindery Section with GSA for 15 years before finally retiring for good, together with his wife, Dec. 31, 1994, so they could enjoy their retirement together. Mr. Gould is a member of the American Legion Post No. 145 in Douglasville, Ga.; a life member of VFW Post No. 5758 in Tarentum; a 32nd degree Mason in Grand Lodge of Georgia, Fort Benning, Lodge No. 579 in Columbus, Ga.; a member of Shriners of North America Al Sihah Shriners, Macon, Ga.; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, GA Chapter 20; a member of the 14th Cavalry Association; a member of the US 5th Regimental Combat Team Association; and a life member of the Hawaii 5th Regimental Combat Team Association. Mr.
Gould is survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 56 years, Mary G. Cypher Gould. Together they had four children, Cindy R. Gould Beckom, Wallace R. (Teresa) Gould Jr., John R. (Kelly) Gould and Debra L. Gould; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Gould and David N. Gould; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at WHITLEY GARNER AT ROSEHAVEN FUNERAL HOME, 8640 Rose Ave., Douglasville, GA 30134. Phone: 770-942-4246. Mr. Gould will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, at a later date, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org/donate, in memory of Mr. Wallace Gould (online) or by mail at: Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168. Those wishing to express condolences or share a special memory online, may do so at www.whitleygarner.com.
Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, PA 7/29/2011
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