Zola Gold
August 10, 2015

Visitation Information

August 12 2015 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

Funeral Information

August 12 2015 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

GOLD, ZOLA: Age 88 of Pittsburgh and Long Boat Key on Monday, August 10, 2015.  Zola was the beloved husband of Steffi, beloved father of Susan Farber, Nancy ( Steven ) Cohen, beloved grandfather of Jed, David, Jack, Rachel, Taylor and Carson, beloved brother-in-law to Judy and Joel Safier, beloved uncle and best friend to many. Zola grew up in Squirrel Hill. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII he attended the University of Pittsburgh under the GI Bill.  While at the University of Pittsburgh he majored in business. Zola began a career in insurance and became the number one broker in the country for Unum Insurance Company for several years of his career. Although he enjoyed enormous success in the insurance industry, Zola placed the greatest value on his relationships with family and friends. His final days were emblematic of how he lived his life with a keen sense of humor, impeccable character, dignity and courage. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Wednesday at 11 AM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Eye and Ear Foundation, Voice Center, 203 Lothrop Street, Suite 251, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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Our deepest sympathy goes out to Steffie and Zola's daughters for their loss. We know how he will be missed. He was a wonderful man. The Williamsons 6624 Kinsman Road Pittsburgh, PA 15217

By Frank and Sandra Williamson - September 01, 2015

My name is Garrett and I wanted to send condolences to you, the family of Mr. Gold. I didn't know him personally, but when I read that he was like a best friend to so many, I appreciated that and wanted to write you. Mr. Gold must have made such an impact on everyone he met. There's no doubt that this is a very difficult time for you, but in the book of Isaiah 41:10,13, it promises that God is extremely close to us - especially in the very hard times. Please remember that and know that I am thinking of you during this time. Garrett

By Garrett Wilds - August 15, 2015

He was the true definition of a gentleman . We treasure the time we spent together and will miss him. The world is a sadder place without that fabulous sense of humor.

By Marlene and John isaacs - August 11, 2015

Very sorry.I will always remember him as a kind and thoughtful man

By Mark Aronson - August 11, 2015