Kenneth Gold of Little Falls, N.J., died Jan. 24, 2015, at age 94. He was born Oct. 17, 1920, to Abraham and Rose Gold and grew up in and around New York City.
He helped pay for college by working nights at his parents’ restaurant on the Upper West Side. He graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude. He then served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Gladys Petrokofsky on July 28, 1945. They raised their two children in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Later they moved to Little Falls, where they were active in the local Democratic Party. He was also an active advocate of a woman’s right to choose. He was respected and well-liked by his neighbors and work colleagues.
Mr. Gold was a certified public accountant in private practice with a career stretching from the 1940s into the 21st century. His clients included children and grandchildren of his original clients.
His wife died in 1998. He is survived by a son, Lawrence Gold, and his partner, William Carroll, of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Victoria Gold, of Boston; his companion of 16 years, Ruth Lipset, of Little Falls; granddaughters Emily Boutilier of Amherst, Mass., and Rebekka Gold of Astoria, N.Y.; great-granddaughter Samantha Boutilier; grandson-in-law Robert Boutilier; sister-in-law Rose Petrokofsky of Moorestown, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in his memory to Workmen’s Circle, 247 West 37 St., 5th Floor, NY, NY 10018.
A funeral will be held at the Goldstein Funeral Chapel, 2015 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ, at noon on Friday, Jan. 30.