Kenneth Gould
Kenneth Gould

Obituary of Kenneth Gould

Kenneth S. Gould died at his home on December 8 in Princeton surrounded by his family. He was 87. Survived and loved dearly by his wife, Audrey Gould; his children Ellen Gould Baber (partner Jeffrey Hoisington) and Georgeanne Gould Moss (son-in-law Peter Moss) of Princeton; his grandchildren Jessica Goodman, William Goodman, Andrew Moss and Daniel Moss; his brother Robert Gould (wife Inge) of Sarasota, Fla. He was pre-deceased by his son-in-law Charlie Baber. In addition, he is mourned by innumerable friends, patients and members of his extended family. Born in the Bronx, NY in 1927, he was the first son of Harry and Jean Gould. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. After graduating from Bronx Science, Ken joined the Navy during World War II. He served on the U.S.S. Frontier, a destroyer tender in San Diego. After the War, Ken attended New York University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1948, Phi Beta Kappa, and his medical degree in 1952, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He trained in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in hematology. After practicing pediatrics for a number of years, he did his residency in adult and child psychiatry. He trained as a psychoanalyst, graduating from the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis. He began his association with Rutgers Medical School, now Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in 1970. He joined the faculty and rose to the rank of professor of clinical psychiatry. He also served as staff psychiatrist at the Princeton Medical Center; psychiatric consultant for the Adolescent Unit at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital; monthly lecturer at the Carrier Foundation on Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students; lecturer at the Princeton Adult School; and a consultant at the Princeton YWCA, giving a series of seminars on problems of the single mother. His writings appeared in many professional publications. Dr. Gould was a member of the Governor's Committee on Children's Services; counselor to the New Jersey Psychiatric Association; president of the New Jersey Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; and president of the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society. The recipient of many awards and honors, he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his outstanding service as a psychiatrist and teacher. Ken enjoyed sports (especially hand ball, squash and tennis), reading, music, movies and science. He could frequently be found reading at the Princeton Public Library or Barnes & Noble. He was a member of the Old Guard. Ken was generous in giving his time and talents to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, including the endowment of the Gould Lecture Series in Molecular and Cellular Medicine. He also endowed a lecture series at the Princeton Public Library on topics related to the brain and the mind. In addition, he sponsored a lecture series at Bellevue Medical School on advancements in pediatrics. The funeral will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, December 11, 2014 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Princeton Public Library and the Child Health Institute of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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