Alan J. Gould Jr.September 21,2012
EAST MONTPELIER — Alan Jenks Gould Jr., of East Montpelier, formerly of Jekyll Island, Ga., Stroudsburg, Pa., Oneonta, N.Y., Elmira, N.Y., and Port Washington, N.Y., died Sept. 14, 2012. He was a newspaperman all of his working life.
He attended Cornell University for two years, serving as assistant managing editor for its newspaper, The Daily Sun for part of that time. During World War II, he was a navigator on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force. He and bombardier Carl Yates were the only crew survivors after 35 missions. In his last duty, he was public relations officer at Roswell, N.M. Army Air Field.
His first and worst job after serving his country in World War II was as No. 37 of a 37-person sports staff for The New York Times. After a wasted year in New York, he joined Gannett in Elmira, N.Y., first serving as sports editor, then Sunday editor. In 1960, he joined the Ottaway newspapers as editor in Oneonta, N.Y. then finished his career as publisher for Ottaway-Dow Jones in Stroudsburg, Pa. until 1983. He and his wife of 59 years, Peg Mordt Gould, retired to Jekyll Island in 1986.
Preceded in death by Peg and two of their three sons (Rik at 62 and Brian at 27), he is survived by wonderful Nan Stone of East Montpelier; daughter Judy Campbell of Longwood, Fla.; son Tom Gould of Shiremanstown, Pa.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Golf note: In four years following retirement, he shot three holes-in-one: first two at Glenbrook CC in Stroudsburg, Pa. (holes 8 and 2), and the third at Indian Mound, Jekyll Island (hole 6).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641
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