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Gerald D. Gold
April 7, 1948 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Gerald Dean Gold, loving husband, father, and grandfather, was the epitome and master upholder of the ‘Gold Standard’. Throughout his life, he collected many ‘adopted’ children, who he took under his wing and guided towards excellence and integrity.
Gerry was born on April 7, 1948 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Alice Runyan-Gold and Scott S. Gold. Gerry was a 1966 graduate of Warrior Run High School, where he was inspired to study art by his teacher, Marlin Troutman. He and his wife, Jean Carol Stankovich, met at Penn State’s University Park campus, and were married at the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel in 1969. Upon graduating with a degree in oil painting and sculpture, Gerry enlisted in the US Navy, where he was ported for 4 years in San Diego. During his time as an illustrator and draftsman for the Navy, Gerry served 3 tours on a repair ship off the coast of Vietnam.
Following his time in the military, he and his wife returned to Pennsylvania where he embarked on a successful career in the HVAC and plumbing industry with his father. During his career of 40 years owning and operating his own business, Gerry made his mark on his community through several prominent art installations, including the Warrior Run Eagle sculpture (1997) and the Horse & Sleigh sculpture (1987) which is still installed annually during the winter holiday season in Watsontown. A jack of all trades and master of most, Gerry designed and constructed the one-of-a-kind home in which he and Jean raised their family, and eventually designed and built a home for his daughter.
Gerry nourished his passion for art over the length of his career by designing and building theater sets for Rockwell Productions (Milton & Media) and Warrior Run High School. In his retirement, Gerry took on the role of Set Director for the Community Theater League in Williamsport. It was here that he carefully curated the main stage theater sets for 8 seasons of productions. CTL acted as Gerry’s second home, where he touched the hearts of many and inspired even more through the innovative and breathtaking scenes he created for the theater’s actors and audience members. In a post shared by the theater on social media: “Gerry's collaborative spirit, attention to detail, and unparalleled talent enriched the cultural tapestry of our community.”
Gerry is survived by his wife Jean; three children: Chris, Bryan, and Priscilla; six grandchildren: Haley, Ben, Mya, Jana, Evan, and Alyson, along with brother Scott, and several nieces and nephews.
A private Celebration of Gerry’s life for family and close friends will be held.
In lieu of flowers, Gerry’s family ask that donations be made in his name to the Community Theater League to continue his legacy and impact on the small theater community.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com