Thomas D. Gould, 84 of Belfast, NY; formerly of Dexter, NY passed away January 4th, 2018 at 11:55 PM. He was a patient at Absolute at Houghton Nursing Care Facility since August of 2017.
Thomas was born September 2, 1933 in Watertown, the son of David and Esther Jolly Gould. He graduated from Dexter High School as Valedictorian, and received a BA degree from Cornell University. He served in the US Army for 2 years.
Thomas taught high school at General Brown Central for three years; teaching Agricultural Shop. He also owned and operated a dairy farm in Dexter. He milked 40-50 cows on his farm, and saw his profession of farmer as a vocation rather than just a job.
Tom was very active in his local Presbyterian Church, and was the Treasurer for many years.
His niece Julie Gould, and nephew, David Gould travelled with his brother Paul and wife Sylvia Gould from Lodi, Wisconsin annually for many years to visit Tom, and help on the farm. Throughout their childhood, Julie and David looked forward to this summer trip throughout the year.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Sylvia Gould of Waunakee, Wisconsin and her children, Julie Repka (Gould) of Stoughton, Wisconsin, and David Gould of Taos, New Mexico.
Thomas was predeceased by a brother Paul Gould in 2013, a sister Barbara Gould in 2006and his brother Richard A. Gould passed away 2 hours and 45 minutes after Thomas passed.
A Celebration of Life will be held April 28th from 12-2pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter, NY with a burial to follow at Dexter Cemetery. There will also be a brunch immediately after the burial with details to be announced later. There will be no calling hours.
Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com.