Jonathan M. Gold

April 19, 1941 - July 25, 2003

04/19/1941 - 07/25/2003

Past Services

Sunday August 03, 2003
3:00 pm
West Liberty State College Interfaith Chapel
West Liberty State College Campus
West Liberty, WV 26074

GOLD, Jonathan M., Ph.D., 62, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, July 25, 2003 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center.
Son of William Gold and Rosalie Chugerman Gold, Jon was born on April 19, 1941 in New Rochelle, N.Y. He attended prep school at Choate in Wallingford, Conn. and Riverdale Country School in New York. Jon went on to attend Syracuse University and received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Queens College of the City University of New York. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Jon continued his studies on the graduate level at The University of Pennsylvania and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981, having written his dissertation on The Soil and Roots of Logic.
Son of his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, Jon was reborn in December 1978. He continued to pursue his lifelong dedication to following truth by immersing himself in Biblical studies at the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, from which he graduated with a M.Div. in 1982. He served as pastor of Bishop Hoffman R.E. Church in Philadelphia, while also teaching as an adjunct professor of philosophy at Trenton State College, Thomas Jefferson Medical University and Villanova until 1986, when he accepted a position at West Liberty State College, W. Liberty, W.Va.Professor of Philosophy and Religion at West Liberty, Jon brought a lively enthusiasm for examining ideas both in and out of the classroom. He had an intense concern for accountability of thought and enjoyed challenges to his own from others, both living and dead. Jon also served as pastor of Resurrection Life Reformed Church in Wheeling, WV. He was a gentle lion who eagerly accepted every opportunity to defend truth in spreading the gospel and was a spiritual father to many.
Husband to Christine Gwinner Gold for 27 years, Jon is also survived by his sister Lynn Gold Riker and cousins, Alan Farber, Marilyn Farber Jacobs, Marion Reichner, Martin Rose, Stanley Rose and Barton Stein, all of New York.
Private interment held at Greenwood Cemetery. A public memorial service will be celebrated to honor Jon

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Jody Carroll
8 years ago

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. . . he was my professor at WLSC for 2 years when I returned to finish my undergraduate degree in preparation for theological seminary. Dr. G. and I had many spirited conversations about our faith – and I grieve along with you! He will be missed by everyone who took the time to look beneath his “bark” and found there a gentle soul who loved his Lord with all of his heart, soul and mind. Know that you will be lifted in prayer by the congregations of two small rural West Virginia churches and their pastor! I thank God for the privilege of knowing Dr. Gold and I celebrate his life!

Jim & Tami Gallaher
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this difficult time. May the Lord continue to bless you and give to all of you His peace. Jim, Tami, Beth, Katy and Jamey Gallaher