A life-long resident of Rochester, New York, passed away at the age of 87 on May 19th, 2022, at Cottage 3 of Jewish Senior Life, with his family by his side.
Predeceased by his parents Max and Mary Gold and sister Edith of Monticello, NY, Joe was a devoted husband and father. He leaves behind his wife Alice of nearly 65 years, son Brian (Karen), daughter Brandy (Michael) grandchildren Emily (Kyle), Jillian, Jacob (Alex), Sydney (Sam), great-grandchild Maya, and sister-in-law Paula Kromberg.
Joe proudly served as an Army Corporal in the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Arts from S.U.N.Y Brockport and received a Master of Education degree from the University of Rochester.
Joe was a pioneer in the special education field. He was employed for 30 years as the Program Development Director at Rochester Mental Health. He was an administrator at B.O.C.E.S., and supervised and mentored special education teachers. Joe enjoyed his work as a graduate professor of special education at Nazareth College and S.U.N.Y. Geneseo.
In most recent years, Joe was proud to assist medical students at the University of Rochester Medical Center as they developed their diagnostic skills with patients. Throughout his life, Joe was a gifted athlete and loved the outdoors.
Diagnosed with ALS in August 2021, the family would like to thank the Veterans Administration of Syracuse, NY, and the staff of Jewish Senior Life, who cared for Joe during his illness.
Graveside Services will be held MONDAY, May 23, 2022, at 11 AM in White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd. Friends are asked to gather at the main entrance.CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.
There will be virtual Shiva hours on MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY from 2-3 PM. The link can be found by CLICKING HERE.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Joseph Gold to the Veterans Administration of Syracuse, 800 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210[LINK]