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Dorothy Gould, former Hadassah Beverly Hills president and volunteer, dies at 89

Posted on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

Dorothy Gould, a former Hadassah Beverly Hills chapter president and dedicated volunteer, died on Feb. 18. She was 89.

Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1923, the youngest child of Max and Sarah Stein, Gould grew up in Ventura, where she attended Ventura College and worked as a legal secretary for the Ventura County District Attorney. 

In October 1947, she married Joseph “Joe” Gould, founder of Gould & Co. Transportation and later Hollywood National Bank. Gould dedicated her time to charitable organizations, serving as a past president of Hadassah’s Beverly Hills chapter, as a board member of the Julia Ann Singer Center and as a board member and former sisterhood president of Temple Israel of Hollywood. She was also involved with March of Dimes, United Way and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Gould is predeceased by her husband. She is survived by sons David (Deborah Chankin) Gould and Marc (Cyndi Goldman, z”l) Gould; grandchildren Sarah (Yonah Schmeidler) Chankin-Gould and Rabbi D’ror (Cantor David Berger) Chankin-Gould; and great-grandchildren Matan Berger-Gould and Yona Chankin-Gould.

A funeral was held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Feb. 22. Contributions in her memory should be sent to the Beverly Hills chapter of Hadassah and United Way

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