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Obituary: Robert Irving Gould Dies

Robert Irving Gould, born Nov. 5, 1937 died Saturday, Aug. 17 from lung disease. He is survived by his wife Sandra Gould and family Patricia and Gabriel Chavez and children Victoria, Corinne and Nathan; Robert Gould and Jennifer Chung; Kevin and Cindy Gould and children Kyle and Mason; Sean Gould; and Sandra’s family Peter and Joyce Repole and children Laci and Brenden and Stephanie Repole and son Alexander. He also has a brother and two sisters, Thomas Gould, Mary Louise Hobbs and Joanne Dorrett and their spouses and families.

Bob was a native of Baltimore, Md. and a 41-year resident of Northern Virginia. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and Loyola College, Baltimore. He attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina and received a Masters Degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in city and regional planning. Bob used this knowledge to work in city planning in North Carolina, Baltimore County and Annapolis, Md.

Bob was an active member and president of the Reston Rotary in 1992-1993 and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient.

Bob worked as director of the Land Use and Engineering Department for the National Association of Home Builders and later became an active member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association serving on the Board of Directors. Bob was inducted into Lambda Alpha Honorary Fraternity for Land Economics.

Bob was director of the Multifamily Mortgage Division of FHA and later deputy assistant secretary for Policy and Budget at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1984-1993 Bob was vice president of Maryland National Mortgage Corporation as manager of the Multifamily Lending Office and then vice president of Reilly Mortgage Group in Tysons Corner. Bob retired in 2007.

Bob enjoyed boating and golf. A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choosing.