Tuesday, February 05, 2013

James F Guld Sr

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Captain Jim 1983 Newport

James F. Guld, Sr. passed away peacefully on Jan 30, 2013 in the care of Catholic Hospice and with his loving family around him.

He was born on July 17, 1925 in Atlantic City New Jersey to Johann and Jennie (Dalton) Guld the fourth of eight children.

He joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 17 and was a veteran of WWII serving in Europe. His 20 year naval career took him all over the world. He was trained as a deep sea diver and later was selected for the Seal Team 2. While stationed in Washington, D.C. in 1950 he met Frankie Copeland, also in the navy, and they were married January 5, 1952. Moving to Long Beach Island, New Jersey in 1963 after retiring from the navy, he owned a gas station and then a popular restaurant, The Pumpernickel. In 1974 he began another career as a yacht captain and again traveled the ocean he loved so much. Captain Jim, as he was affectionately known by all was an avid golfer. He and Frankie loved to travel and drove all over the country trying many golf courses together. They retired to a home in The Mainlands community in Tamarac on the 17th fairway where he could play golf every day. Married for 54 years he was a devoted husband to Frankie until her death in 2006.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Deborah (Robert) Sharrow, Son, James, Jr. (Chris) and four grandsons, Brian, Michael, and Stephen Roebuck and Devon Guld , six great-grandchildren, one sister, Julia (Richard) Greishaber, daughter-in-law Jo-Ellen Guld, and a host of nieces and nephews who will all miss him dearly.

The family wishes to acknowledge the amazing staff of St. Joseph’s Assisted Living Facility where he resided for the past two years for their wonderful care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers a donation in his name to Catholic Hospice, St. Helen’s Catholic Church, The Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, or any charity of choice would be most appreciated.

 

There will be a Military Honors Funeral later this spring at Arlington National Cemetery where he will be inurned with my mom.

8 comments:

Unknown said...

Sounds like a life well lived and to be celebrated. My thoughts and energy are with your family, Jim.

Vic said...

Condolences Chris ... you and your family are in my thoughts.

Ed Ferris said...

Condolences Jim and Chris - Simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

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John and Kathy said...

Our condolences, Jim It appears your dad lived life large.

Speedy said...

You were very fortunate to have had a father like that. He will be in your heart the rest of your days I am sure.

Feonica Martinez said...

Sounds like a life well lived and to be celebrated. My thoughts and energy are with your family, Jim.

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Janice L Evans said...

What wonderful memories. . .hugs to you and your extended family and friends.