Ansel V. Gould

September 21, 1930
- March 11, 2010

ROCKVILLE, MD. & MILO - Ansel V. Gould, 79, passed away March 11, 2010, in Washington, D.C. He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Plainfield, N.J., son of the late Eben and Margaret (Purple) Gould. He was the husband of Mary "Betty" (Decker) Gould of Milo. He grew up in Maplewood, N.J., but spent several summers at his grandfather's farm in Gorham. He graduated from Princeton University in 1952, with a degree in aeronautical engineering, and received a master's degree from Princeton in 1956. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy, July 1952, serving three years aboard the USS Des Moines and USS Mississippi. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander in 1977. He worked for Convair, San Diego, and Boston before moving to Maryland and changing careers to software engineering. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Pederson and husband, Pete; a son, Robert Gould and wife, Ellen; and a brother, Dr. William Gould. He is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Peter, Kenneth, Matthew and Jennifer Pederson. Friends are invited to call 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, at Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Pastor Phil McLaughlin, of Milo Baptist Church, officiating. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on March 17, 2010An

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