Life isn't always easy or fair, and it certainly wasn't for Gerry Gould; but he lived an incredibly blessed and successful life
- But as an optimist with drive and ambition:
- He found a way to come back from financial ruin four times
- He survived WWII
- 9 plane mishaps
- Losing his wife of 30 years and oldest son - both at young ages
- Survived cancer and a life-threatening 8 hour surgery
- Broke multiple bones getting thrown off multiple horses
- Along with many other challenges in life
- Through it all:
- He kept moving forward
- Always making miraculous comebacks
- Never accepting failure as his fate
His sage advice and life experiences, compiled by Dean Gould, are used as the guidebook to benefit anyone looking for a compass to happiness and success
Dean and Gerry
Dean Gould - the author, with son
Gerry Gould - A Lehigh Founder
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"A Simple Guide to Happiness and Success"
edited by Paul Sharpe
Welcome to the Lehigh Founders
(1954 - 1972)
The original organizers:
Gerry Gould - President / CEO 1954 - 1971
- How he applied his skills and partnered up to found Lehigh Acres:
- The Book "A Simple Guide to Happiness and Success"
- The Lehigh Acres Gazatte - search for "Gerry Gould"
- In rememberance of Gerry Gould, who passed away March 15, 2014, at 89, click here
to hear the sound of his last recorded merriment, as described by his son:
- "He was 89 and lived his life happy till the end. This recording gives a glimpse into the twinkle in his eye and his perpetual smile and zest for living".
Harry Powell – President / CEO 1971 – 1981
- Original Director of Home Sales for Lehigh Development Corporation
- The Lehigh Acres Gazatte - search for "Harry Powell"
Lee Ratner - Chairman
- Converted his ranch land to a development project:
- The Lehigh Acres Gazatte - search for "Lee Ratner"
Edward Shapiro – Secretary and Vice President of Development and Construction
Manual Rifkin – Treasurer
Arthur Kessler – Director of Mortgage and Finance
- Founder of Lehigh Acres Baseball and other Athletic Organizations
Myra Kessler – Head Writer for the Lehigh Acres Citizen
- Honorary Mayor
Richard (Rick) Anglickis
- Realtor, baseball coach, and (later) Lt. Governor:
- The Lehigh Acres Gazatte - search for "Richard Anglickis"
- Supporting influence on founding the Lehigh Acres community and current VP of Lehigh Landex Corporation
- The Lehigh Acres Gazatte - search for "Ruth Anglickis"