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David Robert Gould

David Robert Gould, 66, passed away due to heart failure on July 30. David was born on January 23, 1951 in Norfolk, England. His mother, maiden name Sarah McCaffrey, was an Irish citizen, and his father, David Abraham Gould, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. David was the first American baby born in England after WWII, since his mother claimed her British citizenship. David’s father passed away when he was 8, and after a few years his mother married again to Albert Miglore. His childhood spanned many places, including England, Ireland, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. On January 26, 1973, he married the love of his life, Gloria Billick, and he spent the rest of his life with her. David served in the U.S. Air Force for 17 years, leaving on medical discharge in 1989. Despite his medical discharge being related to issues with his eye sight, he went on to earn a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of Florida and spent the remainder of his career in graphic arts, first at the St. John’s River Water Management District, and then later at V.A. hospitals in Lake City and Gainesville, Florida. Although his work was in graphic arts, he enjoyed all mediums—from painting and drawing to sculpture and ceramics. He spent the majority of his short retirement with his family, particularly devoting love and care to his four grandchildren. David will be remembered most for his dedication to family, his quick sense of humor, and the strength and support he provided to everyone around him.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gould, his son David Gould, his daughter Jenna Miller and her husband Joshua Miller, his sisters Marie Gimbrone and Christine Hess, and his grandchildren Jonathan Miller, Bree Miller, Gloria Gould, and Aria Miller. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Unity of Gainesville, Florida, 8801 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32606. Arrangements are being handled by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32601.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!