Henry O. Gold, Jr., 65, of Niles

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Born: Aug. 17, 1947

Died: July 15, 2013

Henry O. “Hog” Gold, Jr., 65, of Niles, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at West Woods of Niles, following a lengthy illness.



He was born on Aug. 17, 1947 in Niles to the late Henry O. and Marion L. (Eckert) Gold.

In 1968, Hog married Margaret Morrison and to that union was born two children Eric and Shanna. The couple remained friends after going their separate ways years later.

Hog was employed at Simplicity Pattern Company for over 40 years, where he worked as a pressman. His hobbies included Go-Kart racing, hot rods, riding his Harley and was an avid NASCAR and Notre Dame fan. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was considered the “life of the party”.

On April 6, 1993 Hog married Carol Ann (Ernsperger) Heath at a ceremony in Niles, Michigan. She preceded him in death in 2010.

He is survived by two children Eric E. Gold of Niles and Shanna (Christopher) Clark of Cassopolis, two grandchildren Hayden Clark of Cassopolis and Shelby Gold of Niles, a stepson Eddie Heath of Niles and a stepdaughter Lisa oswalt-Lipscomb of Marcellus, several step-grandchildren, two brothers Herman Gold of Orlando, Fla., and Gary Gold of Niles.

A memorial service to celebrate Hog’s life will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. A time of visitation will begin on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Henry to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page www.FaceBook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.