YOUNGSTOWN — James S. Gould, 82, died peacefully Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
He was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Youngstown, a son of James and Verna Piersol Gould.
James attended North High School and enlisted into the Navy at the age of 17, serving in Korean War. He was employed by Honey Creek Stone, where he operated heavy equipment. James was a member for 46 years of the International Union Operating Engineers Local 66.
He enjoyed collecting cars, going to classic car shows, making doll furniture and was a multi-talented craftsman. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
James married the love of his life, Valerie Kucynski, on Sept. 16, 1961.
He leaves his wife, Valerie; three daughters, Cheri (Ken) Lupton, Lori (John “Ken”) Martinez and Linda (Stanley) Rajnert; three grandchildren, Ashley Woodring, Kenneth Miller and Lauren (Steven) Wittkugle; and three great-grandchildren, Ava Hitt, Max Woodring and Oliver Wittkugle.
James was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters.
There are no calling hours or services.
Arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral home, Austintown Chapel.
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