Grave marker mounted on headstone of Raymond F. Gooch

raymond f. gooch

A special dad

A bronze grave marker cast in the likeness of the Carnegie Medal was mounted spring 2015 on the Gooch Family headstone in Alexander Memorial Park, Evansville, Ind.  Raymond F. Gooch, who died at 93 on Sept. 15, 2015, was awarded the medal in 1941 for helping to save three friends from drowning in the Ohio River at Cypress, Ind., on Nov. 3, 1940.  “The marker is a wonderful reminder of just how special Dad was,” says daughter Kathy Frey of Highland, Ill.  Grave markers are made available to families of deceased awardees of the medal at no cost.

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