James Reid Gouge Jr., 78, who worked for several engineering firms before retiring from the Mitro Corp., died of multiple
myeloma Oct. 11 at the Capital Hospice in Falls Church. He was a resident of Vienna.
Mr. Gouge was born in Washington and graduated from McKinley Technical High School. He then enlisted in the Navy and
served during World War II and the Korean conflict.
In 1958, he graduated from the University of Maryland engineering institute. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu
and Omicron Delta Kappa.
He volunteered with the science departments at Herndon Middle School and Mountain View high school in Centreville,
demonstrating science activities. He also volunteered to feed the homeless. He was active in Vienna Baptist Church for nearly
He enjoyed sports, especially golf, and he refereed youth soccer for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gardner Gouge of Vienna; two children, Amy Richards of Sterling and James Gardner Gouge
of Centreville; and six grandchildren.