Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76Th Street, New York, NY


Steven GOLD

September 27, 1941August 6, 2019

GOLD - Steven Ira. Born September 27, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. our beloved father, Dr. Steven Gold, husband of Marion Gold for over 56 years, passed away peacefully on August 6 after many years of fighting Parkinson’s disease. He is a graduate of Colgate University (which truly changed his life) and NYU College of Dentistry. After completing his post doctoral education in 1970 in Periodontology at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine he had a long and distinguished career with practices in Fishkill and Manhattan, New York until his retirement in 2011. He was also a Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia and Adjunct Professor of Dental Medicine at NY Medical College. He served as President of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists and the International Academy of Periodontology. He published widely in scientific journals on Periodontology and on the history of Dentistry. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Columbia Periodontal Alumni and the Scopp medal from the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. He served honorably as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps. He was passionate about his family, his friends, his students and his patients. He loved painting and was an accomplished watercolorist who studied at the Art Students League and Academy of Design. His paintings hang proudly in the houses, offices and fishing lodges of his friends and family around the world. He began his love affair with fishing for trout at age 8 and has been an avid fly fisherman since 1960. He was a member of the Anglers’ Club of New York and truly enjoyed spending time there. His passion for fly fishing took him all over the world, though he particularly loved the rugged landscape and beauty of Iceland which inspired both his painting and his fishing. Our father is survived by his wife, Marion; two children: Geoffrey and Lauren: two brothers: Robert and Dennis, four grandchildren: Gabrielle, Alexa, Nathan, and Jason. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation


  • Steven Gold Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, August 8, 2019

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