Stephen Carter Gould, age 62, died peacefully on October 11, 2020. Stephen is survived by his partner in love and life Rhonda Peck O’Gorman (along with her children Adair and Everett), dear parents Robert and Arlene Gould, beloved brother of Cathleen Gould (Richard Hutt), Michael Gould, Robert Gould, Suzanne Gould (James Dougherty), Patrice Padilla (Richard Padilla), and Jennifer Janowski (Raymond Janowski), dear nephew of Yvonne Castellanet, and fond uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-niece, and great-nephew. He is preceded in death by his sister Cynthia Gould.
Stephen was born on April 20, 1958 in Northbrook, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1983 with a degree in Electronics Technology, specializing in Biomedical Instrumentation. He was a successful salesperson and acted as a mentor for his colleagues, many of whom he counted as his dear friends. In 1988, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and lived in beautiful surroundings along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. It was his love for the river that led him to attend a fundraiser for the protection of the Chattahoochee, where he made the connection that led him to meet the love of his life, Rhonda.
Stephen enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Porter Creek Hunt Camp. His family and friends will always remember and be comforted by his mischievous grin and his love for us.
A memorial to Steve will be planned at a later time. The family would like to thank all of his dear friends for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to The Ellis Center of Atlanta (https://bit.ly/3dlUxyM) or the Georgia River Network (https://bit.ly/2Fn5ofj) would be appreciated.