OBITUARY

Angela Denice Gold

November 17, 1975May 9, 2019

Beloved daughter of Elaine Unell (the late Ron Unell) and Ron Gold; dear sister and sister-in-law of Robin Gold Chang (Ray) and Aaron Unell and Amy Unell; dear aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many.

Music filled her soul. Her spirit sprinkled sunshine She inspired others with her courage With melodies, radiant smiles, laughter and love.

Visitation Monday, May 13, 12:30 p.m. at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. Funeral service follows at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Memorial contributions preferred to Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141; Camp Rainbow, 13990 Olive Blvd, Ste. 201, Chesterfield, MO 63017; Yavneh Day School, 14855 Oka Rd, Ste. 100, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or Temple Sinai, 3509 S Glencoe St, Denver, CO 80237.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Interment Follows the Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Condolences Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Condolences Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Condolences Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

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Judy Coy

May 19, 2019

Angela, with her beautiful voice and her lovely demeanor, drew us all in when she sang. We have attended the High Holy Days for several years and looked forward to hearing and seeing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very sad time.

Michele Liedeker

May 14, 2019

Dear family of Angela Gold,
I write to express our sadness for you and your family at the loss of such a vibrant and engaging soul. Our family attended High Holy Days services at Jewish Gateways in Berkeley for several years and were fortune to hear Angela's singing and guitar playing throughout the services. She made the songs accessible and touched our hearts.
Last year when Angela was not there, we were told she was at home and we all said prayers for her. We truly missed her presence and her warmth. I can't imagine how you all must be feeling at this time.
Angela truly made a positive and lasting impact in our community. May her memory be for a blessing.
The Liedeker family - Michele, Micah, Elijah and Leonie

Ilana Golin

May 14, 2019

I was a wayward and wandering Jew when I walked into High Holiday services at the JCC - East Bay back in the fall of 2014. I was 6 months pregnant and didn't have much of a plan, but something in me said: "bring this growing life to Rosh Hashanah services." When Angela's beautiful music washed over me, I knew I was in the right place. Until meeting Angela, my only experiences with cantors had been people who sang songs I did not understand in a manner that did not resonate with me. Angela changed all of that. Her angelic voice and accessible style invited me back to Judaism. And one year later, I was at High Holiday services again with my baby daughter, singing along with Angela and the congregation.

A year after that, Angela did something I will never forget. My daughter (going on 2 years old at the time) LOVED the song Bim Bom. It wasn't Shabbat, but Angela adapted the song for Rosh Hashanah with a "L'Shanah Tovah" instead of a "Shabbat Shalom" and gave my little girl a private rendition after services were over. My daughter was transfixed by her and I'm confident that she absorbed some of Angela's magic that day because she continues to love music, and especially Jewish music. We listen to the Jewish Gateways songs every year to prepare for the High Holidays and my daughter refers to it as "Angela music." And we will call "Angela music" forevermore...

My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Angela. May memories of Angela and the legacy of her beautiful music be blessings in this world of ours.

Paul Hofmann

May 14, 2019

With her perfect name, Angela blessed us with her presence and beautiful voice - gone much too soon, but not forgotten.

Aviva Greenberg

May 14, 2019

Angela was my partner, my teacher, our harmony and melody in one. On holidays and weekdays she sang, through illness and hardship she sang, for the children and the elders she sang, played the guitar and harmonized the music of her soul. Thank you Angela! We love you and will never forget your beautiful spirit and angelic voice. May your memory and your music and spirit always be for a blessing.

Katie Williams

May 14, 2019

I knew Ángela through the music she played at Jewish Gateways High Holiday Services. She was a gentle, warm, beautiful, spirit - her music conveyed her spirit and it was a true blessing to share those services with her. I am deeply sorry for your loss and wish you healing and peace.

Connie Philipp

May 14, 2019

Angela was a bright light. She will be sorely missed. She had a lovely spirit, beautiful voice, and engaging smile and presence. My favorite part of the High Holy Services was her singing and playing guitar.

Cecile Moochnek

May 14, 2019

her voice was so authentic and sweet
i only heard her once but i treasure the memory of this lovely soul
condolences to all
cecile moochnek

John Dannenberg

May 13, 2019

Angel sung for years at our lovely outdoor High Holiday services in Berkeley, CA - and was the spiritual glue that held the congregation together from beginning to end. Her sweet smile, lovely voice, and gentle persona were to be loved by all who knew her. I am stunned to learn that this beautiful person's life on Earth was shortened.

May you continue to charm those in Heaven with your lovely spirit, Angela!

Eleanor Margulis

May 13, 2019

Angela's wonderful voice and guitar was a high spot in the many services she participated in at Jewish Gateways in Berkeley, California, where I was privileged to listen to her and to share in her music. But Angela was more than a musician; she was a spiritual leader with an enormous heart. I am so sorry to learn of her passing, and I will miss her.
When I read about her funeral, I was struck to learn that she was from St. Louis. I was born and raised in University City, and my husband was from Clayton, where his parents, particularly his mother, were active members of United Hebrew for many, many years. Our daughter was the first to be married in the "new" synagogue on Conway, and I was confirmed at Shaare Emeth--many, many years ago. My brother-in-law, Allen Weintrop, was the photographer for events and graduating classes at United Hebrew for as long as I can remember. I feel a real connection to Angela's family because of this, and I send you my deep sympathy.
Eleanor Margulis