Robert James Gould, CPT, USA, (Ret.)
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Robert James Gould, CPT, USA, (Ret.) , Age: 82
July 29, 1935 -- July 31, 2017

Robert James Gould, CPT, USA, (Ret.), 82, passed away July 31, 2017. Graveside Services 10:00 AM, August 4th, National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth, KS followed by Final Departure Celebration at Lake Quivira Yacht Club. 

Donations to the following organizations are requested in lieu of flowers:

The Aleethia Foundation 

Catholic Community Hospice:

Robert J. Gould was born in New York City, grew up in the Bronx, and graduated from Iona College. He graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned in the Rhode Island National Guard. Bob was then selected for Army Aviation training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Upon receipt of his Army wings, Bob returned to civilian life as a pilot with Braniff Airways. He continued to serve in the Kansas National Guard and was activated to Fort Carson, Colorado. Captain Gould was selected and deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force Base (AFB), Vietnam in 1969. Following a crash in less than desirable flight conditions, Bob was medically evacuated for treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). He was medically retired in March of 1970 after enduring rehabilitation for severe burns and multiple injuries. Fortunately, he was able to return to his passion for flying, and retired after another 25 years as a commercial airline pilot. Gould resided at “Lake Quiver”, Kansas for 47 years. He is survived by his spouse of 48 years, children, and grandchildren. We hope he is feasting on filet mignon, mashed potatoes, gimlets, and rhubarb pie. We trust he continues to make new friends, tell more stories, and is surrounded by his beloved pets Gretchen, Sasnak, Kanza, Pico, et. al., a lot of starfish and goldfish, Remy, and Dusty. Ralph and Leonard, Miss Blue, O’Toole and Murphy, Smith, and Whatshisface, will miss him dearly. Please share one, or more, of your favorite Goulden stories with us all. “You know I love you, right?” RJG.

Additional Service: Graveside Service
Location: National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth
Address: 395 Biddle Blvd.,
City: Ft. Leavenworth
State: KS
Zip Code: 66027
Date: August 04, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Diane Ayer August 03, 2017

Cousin Saint Louis , Missouri

Dear Gould Family, so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. We will miss his sarcastic wit and northeastern humor especially at our Thanksgiving annual feast. Memories of Bob will be for a blessing to comfort and console our families in our bereavement. Bless you all! Diane

Marv Dotson August 04, 2017

Fellow Braniff Pilot and friend Boerne , Texas

God speed my friend

Ron Schauble August 05, 2017

Friend Overland Park , Kansas

If you never flew with Bob, or never spent some time with him, you missed out on a very interesting experience. You could never be sure what side of the looking glass you were on. Bob was a great pilot. His last flight was SFO-DEN-IND on the postal system. He wanted to fly the 727 under the Golden Gate Bridge but the controller frowned on that.

Ryan International August 05, 2017

Friends Overland Park , Kansas

Postings on the Ryan Facebook page: Tom Corrar:  Sorry to hear about this. I was on that last trip he had a very complete list that included Mcsorley,s in NYC. Then onto to SFO Irish coffees at Buena Vista half moon bay. Yes, he did ask to fly under the bridge and they let him get real low. He will be missed. Diane Schmidt So sad to hear this news. Hugs and prayers to Marlo Ayer Gould and family. Gould was the best! RIP. Marietta Maxwell Clark  RIP Bob. Good memories. Prayers and condolences to Marla and his family. Andrew Weingram Bob Gould was one of the first captains I flew regularly with when I rotated back from Saipan to the Postal system. He was great, and always had the proper regard for administrative management. Anytime anyone came up to him with a paperwork question from the office (Why were you late etc...) the response was "Oh, Kiss my ass" I can still see and hear it with the proper mix of outrage and indignation, and the funny thing is, he was EXACTLY right. If it was safety of flight, he was all over it, otherwise........ Tailwinds and clear skies Bob. Dusty Miller May his memory be eternal. Your WX shows severe clear Captain. Smooth skies ahead. Jason Miller Another of the great ones flies on the blue skies out west. Greg Vallero Awesome guy to fly with. RIP Chuck Mcgary RIP Buddy. Elo Larsen Clear skies and fair winds Captain,, RIP… Carolyn Shea Koehler RIP Bob John Parker Granger Sorry to hear of Bob flying West . Paul Youngk III Bob helped me sail a 41 ft sailboat South. He made us continually laugh Randy Mclain Bob was a great pilot and good man. Talk about funny..... Ron was at the hub at IND and he comes over to me and says...."Moish, do you smell gas? In his best Jewish accent" I almost choked on my coffee laughing. Great times in the sims, a most excellent man! I will miss him