MILFORD CENTER – Gould Warren Liddle, 76, a farmer who later worked in many jobs around the county, took his last breath Monday, July 2, at his home in Milford Center.
Gould was born at home in Index on Sept. 21, 1941, to Gladys and Frank Liddle. He went to Cooperstown Elementary School until the eighth grade, when he left to go work on the family farm.
Gould was a very hard-working man who always gave 110 percent. He was known for his strong work ethic. His last employment before he retired in 2002 was Cooperstown Elementary School custodian. He had worked as a custodian for The Meadows, and McDonald’s on Chestnut street in Oneonta. Also, in housekeeping and dietary at Bassett Hospital, where he met Kathy, his wife. He also worked at Tarbell’s Creamery in Smithville Flats. He worked on many different farms as a child and young adult.
He was a member of the Fly Creek Grange, then the Westville Grange later.
Gould loved watching old TV shows like “Gunsmoke,” “In the Heat of the Night,” and many Westerns. Sundays he watched Nascar races later on he would watch Molly B on RFD TV or whatever music that came on. He loved listening to bluegrass music.
Gould was notorious for calling people by nicknames that he came up for them. He was an avid people watcher from his front window. Gould was a loud talker and loved to tell stories. Near the end he enjoyed hearing stories too. He took great interest in the goings on with his grandson Dexter and his daughter Laura.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathleen Liddle; his daughter and son-in-law Laura and Stephen Walsh; their son and Gould’s grandson whom he dearly loved, Dexter Walsh, Milford; two sons from a previous marriage, Robert Liddle of Chenango Forks and Brian Vonhansen of Sayville; Robert’s children Karen Liddle of Roanoke, Va., Patrick Liddle and wife Aleasha, with their two boys stationed in South Korea, and Steven Liddle and his daughter who resides in Texas; his older brother Starr Liddle and wife Peg of Lauren, and several nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by both parents and five brothers.
There will be no calling hours for Gould, but instead a Celebration of Life on July 22 at 1 p.m. at the Sunset Pavilion at Betty Wilber Davis State Park in Westville.
For more information contact Kathy or Laura on Facebook. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the American Heart Association, Heart’s of the Catskill Humane Society, or Catskill Area Hospice.
Send online condolences to www.ottmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.