John E. Gouldner

July 30, 1929June 9, 2018

John Edward Gouldner, age 88, of Ellenton, Florida passed away on Saturday June 9, 2018. John was born July 30, 1929 in Shenandoah, PA to the late John Henry and Martha (Schmidt) Gouldner.

John was a graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Class of 1947; he furthered his studies at Drexel University where he received his Associates in Photography. John served in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War.

John worked at Exxon Mobil in Paulsboro, NJ as a photographer retiring after 36 years. He was a Mason for 65 years, 20 of those years he held as a 32nd Degree Mason in Philadelphia, PA. John also was with the Sahib Shrine for 35 years.

He enjoyed raising Orchids, he was part of the Colony Cove Orchid Club and Florida Railroad Club. John liked to raise money for South Eastern Guide Dogs. During the Christmas Season he was a Salvation Army Bell Ringer.

John is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Ruth (Stuber) Gouldner and companion of 17 years, Elizabeth Brumm. John leaves behind his many dear friends in Colony Cove Community along with Cynthia and Theodore Brumm, Betty's daughter and son; and Robert and Henrietta Hoffman, Betty's nephew and wife.

John will be laid to rest next to his wife, Ruth in Oaklyn, NJ at St. Marks Lutheran Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gouldner family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to South Eastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto, FL 34221.


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Dick & Kathy Brassard

June 14, 2018

So many great memories of Jack and Betty! At the Florida Live Steamers, at the Four Hurricane Parties on year and just visiting with each other! They were both wonderful, caring, loving people who will be missed by so many. Jack loved to talk and knew so much about so many things. Thank you for your service in the Marines Jack and for all the other good things you did for other people. We love you and will miss you but now you have 2 beautiful ladies in heaven to take care of you. Rest in Peace My Friend!