Raymond “Ray” Gold
Published 1:36 pm Friday, June 19, 2020
Raymond Anson Gold Jr. born October 16th 1933, Albert Lea, Minnesota. Went to heaven June 16th 2020 Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ray (Dad) moved his family from Minnesota in the early 60’s to Newtown, CT with his wife Lois (Bussman) and his three sons Stephen, Peter and Michael. Always the entrepreneur, he started the CT Stamp and Coin Company dealing with rare numismatics and philately.
Later, he earned his Real Estate and Insurance licenses and formed the Ray Gold Real Estate and Insurance Agency.
From there, Ray went into the bar business in Daytona Beach and formed Froggy’s Saloon and later built the world-famous One-Eyed Jacks Saloon in Sturgis, SD. Ray made 39 consecutive rallys in Sturgis, a rare feat by any imagination.
Ray was loved by many and his friends referred to him as their favorite!
Ray is predeceased by his parents Ray Gold Sr. and Anne Marie (Anderson) Gold, and a son Phillip.
Ray (Dad) is survived by his three sons: Stephen and his wife Patti of Cave Creek, AZ and their three children Bryan, Kristen and Tyler and two great grandchildren Abbey and Jack. Peter and his wife Noi of Phuket, Thailand and their two sons Peter Jr and Nicholas. Michael and his wife Kathleen of New Milford, CT and their two sons Austin and Ayden.
A lay to rest service will take place in Albert Lea, MN at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Jan Crissinger officiating.
Ray (Dad) will be greatly missed.