Beverly S. Gold (nee Biederman), 82, passed away peacefully at her home Jan. 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of Dr, Jay Richard “Dick” Gold; devoted mother of Roger Gold (Dr. Deborah Rukin Gold) and Laura Gold. Loving grandmother of David Eitan Gold and Zev Solomon Gold. Dear twin sister of Barbara Biederman Lebit (deceased). Beloved sister of Bob (Joyce) Biederman and Earl Biederman (deceased) (Marianne). Dear sister-in-law of Jerry (Rosemary) Gold, Lewis Einbund (deceased) (Shirley, deceased), Michael (Robin) Einbund and Robert Gold. Dear aunt of Scott (Leslie) Biederman, Lynn Lebit (Jon) Hardacre, Leslie Lebit Brown (Christopher, deceased), Brandon (Rachel) Biederman and Hunter (Dana) Biederman, Annie Gold (Tom) Kahn, Harry Einbund (deceased), Karen Einbund (Geoffrey) Gray, Jennifer (Rochelle) Gold, Dana Gold, Brian (Isis) Einbund and Alyssa Einbund (Rick) Gravley. Dear great-aunt of many.
Beverly graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1956 where she and her twin sister, Barbara, were cheerleaders. The twins were known by all as the “Biederman Twins”. Shaker always held a special place in her heart, and she and Barbara served as co-chairs of their reunion committee for many years.
In 1961, Beverly graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Following her graduation, Beverly worked for the Cleveland Psychiatric Institute as a social worker until her son, Roger, was born. She, her husband and son moved to Biloxi, Miss., where Dick was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base and then to Pittsburgh where he served on the staff of the radiology department at the University of Pittsburgh Hospital. Beverly and Dick eventually moved back to Cleveland where their daughter, Laura, was born and raised their family in Lyndhurst.
Beverly was a strong advocate for children with hearing loss. She served on the Board of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, and on the Parents’ Section Board of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf of Hard of Hearing for many years where she made many life-long friends and provided support to other parents of children with hearing loss. She also volunteered at Hawken School and was active in the National Council of Jewish Women (Cleveland chapter), where she and her twin sister were responsible for many decorations and centerpieces at NCJW events.
Beverly loved antiquing with her twin sister and they spent many weekends scouring antiques in Ohio, especially at the twice-held yearly Burton Show in Ohio. She was a knowledgeable collector of Americana, majolica, ice cream scoops and kitchen utensils. She loved ice cream, particularly hot fudge sundaes and Mitchell’s butter pecan ice cream on sugar cones, the latter made expressly for her almost every night by her husband.
She also loved to entertain family and friends and was known for her New Years’ Day parties, which featured her homemade chicken soup and frequently involved watching the Ohio State football games. Her other hobbies included reading, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family and many friends. She was an avid Browns’ and Indians’ fan, and enjoyed going to football games. She and her husband were Browns’ and Indians’ season ticket holders and long time Cleveland Playhouse subscribers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association (Cleveland chapter), (alz.org/cleveland) the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (chsc.org), National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland Chapter (ncjw-cleveland.org), or In Motion (beinmotion.org).
Private graveside services were held on Jan. 27.