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Deceased Information

Burton Gold

Saturday, July 29, 2017 (before sunset)

6 Av, 5777

Monday, July 31, 2017

2:00 PM

The Temple, Atlanta GA

Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday, July 31 and August 1, 2017 at the home of Pamela and Michael Alexander (West Roxboro Rd.); 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the home of Barbara Gold (Park Ave. Event Room); and 7:00 PM Thursday evening and Friday morning at the home Joanne Gold and Andrew Stern in Baltimore, MD
2829 West Roxboro Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30424
Event Room at 750 Park Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30326

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  • The Temple 1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Anti-Defamation League 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 610, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • William Breman Jewish Home 3150 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Lenore and Burton Gold Gallery at The High Museum of Art 1280 Peachstree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Burton M. Gold, 88, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on July 29, 2017. He was predeceased by his late wife, Lenore E. Gold, his brother, Roy E. Gold, and his parents, Mildred and William Gold. Burt was born on April 7, 1929 in New York City. Originally a resident of Mt. Vernon, NY, he later resided in New Rochelle, NY and then moved to Atlanta in 1969, where in addition to his business interests, he was active in both the civic and Jewish communities. He received a B. C. E. degree as a Civil Engineer from Cornell University in 1951, followed by military service during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Ordinance Corps. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Stratton Industries, Inc., an industry-leading producer of commercial/institutional carpets marketed around the world. The company was sold to WestPoint Pepperell in late 1986, and the Stratton name lives on as part of Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company. His biography has been included in “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest” and in “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.” Following retirement, he was engaged in marketing, consulting, and real estate investment. Burt’s commitment to philanthropy was a lifelong passion. He served as Atlanta Israel Bond Chairman and in numerous capacities with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, including its Board of Trustees, General Campaign Chairman, Vice President, and President of the Endowment Fund. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Further, Burt served as Chairman of the Southeast Region of the Anti-Defamation League. He is a lifetime Honorary National Commissioner of the ADL and a lifetime member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee. He also served as Treasurer and Vice President of The Temple and as a member of its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of The Standard Club, where he was an avid golfer. A devoted Cornell University alumnus, he generously donated an art collection and gallery to the Johnson Museum of Art. He served as Chairman of The Georgia Business Community for the Arts, and was past Chairman of the Carpet and Rug Institute trade association. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the High Museum of Art, to which he donated an extraordinary collection of contemporary art in memory of his late wife, Lenore, and the Lenore and Burton Gold Gallery. He was the 1983 recipient of the Atlanta Chapter American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award, received the Carpet and Rug Institute Humanitarian Award in 1988, was the 1990 city-wide honoree of Atlanta Israel Bonds, and in 1999 was the national honoree of the Anti-Defamation League, receiving the Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award at the ADL National Commission Meeting in Atlanta. He and his late wife, Lenore E. Gold, were the parents of four daughters and sons-in-law: Joanne Gold and Andy Stern (Baltimore, MD), Lauren and Jim Grien (Atlanta), Janice and Andrew Dietz (Atlanta), and Pamela and Michael Alexander (Atlanta). He and his wife, Barbara Friedland Gold, enjoyed a loving, 20- year marriage, and his stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law are Lance and Susan Friedland (Alpharetta) and Myles and Janie Friedland (Tampa, FL). He was proud of all of his grandchildren: Daniel and Zachary Stern; Katie and Mark Littmann, Emily and Chase Warden, and Dylan Grien; Samantha and Jessie Dietz; Lenore, Maya and Nolan Alexander; Sam Friedland and his fiancee’, Tania Isacoff, Dave and Mariah Friedland; and Coleby and Dawson Friedland. A special thanks to his loving and devoted caregivers: Bernard Mohale, Xavier Boykin, Kirt Moore, and Thiago Prago. Burton M. Gold maintained residences in Delray Beach, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, July 31, 2017 at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Rabbi Peter Berg, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and Cantor Deborah Hartman will officiate. Contributions in Burt’s memory can be made to The Temple, Atlanta, GA, The Anti Defamation League, and The William Breman Jewish Home. Sign on-line guestbook: Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999

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    The Dressler Family
    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.
    Bob Luk Aug 8 2017 02:38 pm
    Condolences to Burt's entire family. While I only met Burt once, I remember him as being warm and kind. He obviously led a full life leaving the world a better place than when he entered it. With positive contributions to humanity, the arts, business and family, an inspiration and example to all. Deepest Sympathies The Luk Family
    Rowann GilmanAug 4 2017 08:07 pm
    I have just heard this upsetting news. You, the Gold family, are fortunate to have had a strong, loving, close-knit family, and should be very proud of what your father (and husband) has accomplished on so many levels. Having experienced the death of my dad, his co-founder and partner in Stratton Industries , Bernard Zuckerman, I know what you are going through and wish all of you ever-fond memories, and hope that grief will eventually give way to to the joys of having been loved so deeply.
    Laurel Zuckerman BellonAug 4 2017 04:29 pm
    My condolences, I just heard the news. I know he was a very loving dad and husband -- so sorry for your loss.
    Suzanne L. SiegelAug 4 2017 03:24 pm
    I just returned from being out of town and heard of your loss. Remember the joys and laughter. Suzanne
    Leah FrancoAug 4 2017 02:40 pm
    Pam and Michael - thinking of you at this most difficult time. Leah A. Franco
    Jay WaronkerAug 2 2017 08:59 pm
    Barbara, Burt was a fine man, and I know you will miss him dearly. His obituary really tells the story of his professional, civic, arts-based, and family endeavors. Very special. May he rest in peace after his illness. My love.
    Jerry ShureAug 2 2017 02:49 pm
    Burt was a kind and decent gentleman and you have my sympathy for your loss. Time and happy memories will help you through your loss of a respected and loved gentlemen
    Adam AltermanAug 1 2017 12:51 pm
    My condolences to Barbara and the family. I very much enjoyed working with Mr Gold the last several years and he set a fine example on how to be a person that people enjoy interacting with.
    Frank RobinsonAug 1 2017 11:46 am
    Burton Gold was one of the major donors in the history of the Johnson Museum, Cornell University. His profound belief in sharing great works of art with students and the general public was an inspiration and model for us all, and his quiet dignity and integrity made knowing him a special experience. I am especially grateful to him and to Barbara for their unfailing courtesy and kindness to me over the years. Blessings on you both. Frank Robinson
    Shirley. RichJul 31 2017 08:58 pm
    Barbara my heart goes out to you . Please .60accept my sympathy
    Donna Siniard ThomasonJul 31 2017 07:48 pm
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Gold was always so kind to me when I worked for him at Stratton Industries. We are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Donna & Billy Thomason
    Elise OppenheimJul 31 2017 03:10 pm
    We were very sorry to hear about Burt and extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Claire, Lissy and Lauren
    Caryl PallerJul 31 2017 11:38 am
    Dear Gold Family, Bobby and I are terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Burt was a dear, dear man and well loved. We are so sorry for your loss. Caryl and Bobby Paller
    Ted JonasJul 31 2017 10:42 am
    Our deepest sympathies to you, Joanne, Lauren, Janice and Pamela, to Barbara, and to your families, on Burt's death. He was a dear friend to our family and we remember the blessings of his friendship. May his memory be for a blessing and may you find peace and comfort in mourning. The Jonas Family (Marcie, Sam, Sarah and Ted)
    Rosalind AussenbergJul 31 2017 10:09 am
    I am sure he will be missed by friends and family.
    Ralda & Marty ReishJul 31 2017 09:18 am
    Barbara and all the Gold family, Burt was a kind and gentle man. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.. Ralda & Marty
    Janet and Richard LivingstonJul 31 2017 08:18 am
    Joanne and Andy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Your father was an extraordinary man- and will be sorely missed. May his memory be for a blessing and bring your great comfort during these difficult days ahead. All of our love- Janet, Rich, Sam and Amy Livingston
    Scott ButlerJul 30 2017 01:47 pm
    To the Family of this beloved man, Burt Gold, Please take comfort in the multitude of worthy accomplishments this man achieved for his family, friends, community, the country and the world. let the pain of his passing be used to encourage good deeds to continue in your lives, thus honoring his life with continued goodness in your own deeds and actions. With Love and God in my heart, Scott Butler
    HARRIET & JACK SPANIERJul 30 2017 01:04 pm
    Cecile WaronkerJul 30 2017 08:56 am
    There are no words to express my love and sympathy to Barbara and the entire family. Burt was a dear and fine man and will be missed by all who ever came in touch with him.
    Lynne & Howard HalpernJul 30 2017 08:41 am
    With our sincere sympathies and fond thoughts of your Dad.
    Philip and Mona SunshineJul 30 2017 06:51 am
    We are deeply touched as we learn of the passing of our dear friend, Burt Gold. It was an honor to know such an outstanding person in our community. Philip and Mona
    Gail HarrisJul 30 2017 06:00 am
    Dear Joanne, so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
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