January 7, 2010
Doug Gove dies at 88

GOFFSTOWN - Douglas Earle Gove, 88, died Jan. 2, 2010, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Goffstown, June 8, 1921 at the Maples, a rooming house owned by his parents, Mabelle Farrington Kelley Gove and Harold Cartland Gove.

He was educated in Goffstown schools and after graduating from Goffstown High School graduated from the Massachusetts Radio and Telegraph School in 1941. He then joined the Merchant Marine and served his country during World War II as a ship's radio officer.

He spent his career as a radio announcer, engineer and disc jockey at various radio stations, including WKBR in Manchester. He also had his own DJ business, "Doug Gove and his One Man Band." He was a life long member of the Goffstown Congregational Church.

He was an avid outdoorsman and photographer.

He was considered by many to be the unofficial historian of Goffstown. For many years he wrote the Memory Bank column for the Goffstown News. He was a member of Goffstown Historical Society, Goffstown Historic Commission and Goffstown Bi-Centennial Committee of 1962.

Family members include his beloved wife, Dorothy (Hunter) Gove; and three children, Donna Silverman, Diane Ryan and Dana Gove in Goffstown.

IN HIS LIFE: In addition to his wife and children, Doug is survived by a son-in law, Michael J. Ryan, five grandchildren, Jason Ryan, Morgan Silverman, Ashley Silverman, Ian Gove and Ellie Gove; and two great-grandchildren, Kate and River Ryan. He is also survived by a brother-in-law; Henry Hunter; and a sister-in-law; Claire Shallow Hunter.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Goffstown Congregational Church. There will be no calling hours.

A reception will follow the memorial service at the church.

Memorial donations be made to Congregational Church of Goffstown, 8 Main St., Goffstown and/or Goffstown Historical Society c/o Teddy Rohr, 50 Roger Road, Goffstown and/or the (Goffstown Grasmere Town Hall) Goffstown District Commission, c/o Elizabeth Dubrulle, 9 First Ave., Goffstown.


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