US Marine Corps

OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Stewart Otto Gold

February 12, 2021

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Stewart Otto Gold, age 67, passed peacefully on Friday, Feb 12, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Wilmington surrounded by his family after a private and valiant two-year fight against stage IV metastatic melanoma. 

Stewart was born into a Marine Corps family at Parris Island Naval Hospital in Beaufort, SC on December 2,1953, to the late Otto (USMC Veteran), and Maria (Heppensteil) Gold, originally of Germany. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bonnie (Granitzki)...

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Fred Geier

March 1, 2021 5:20 PM

Stew was a great Marine. It was a true pleasure having him work for me in our maintenance department. You couldn’t ask for a more professional maintenance Marine. He was always working on something helping others. He was a key member of HMX-1 while I was there. He kept me out of trouble. May God bless Bonnie and her entire family with his peace and comfort during this time of bereavement! Know that Stew is in a better place without pain. And now, standing at attention, saluting, stating, “Another Marine reporting in sir” and taking his place guarding heavens gates. I salute you Stu Gold, rest in peace.

Colonel Fred Geier

Sean Salene

February 28, 2021 3:09 AM

I am very sorry to hear of his passing. Stew was a national treasure. His pursuit of readiness, his leadership of the people who make readiness, his in-depth knowledge, and willingness and ability to share that knowledge; these are part of his legacy. Just as are those over the years he mentored and guided and taught. He made us better.

I personally learned from him and sought his guidance when a TMS lead and a young squadron CO, and will not forget. He is a true professional, Marine, father, husband - and will be missed by many.

My deepest condolences go to his family, along with prayers for comfort and healing.

Semper Fidelis Stewart Gold.

Mike Conklin

February 24, 2021 6:18 PM

Stew was and is a Marine's Marine - truly one of a kind!  He was held in the high esteem by seniors, peers and juniors alike.  We all became better because of our exposure to him and his unique style.  Bonnie,y all best to you the girls and your extended family.

Gene Conti

February 23, 2021 3:00 PM

We’ve lost a great man and a superb Marine. You get to meet very few Marines in a career as noteworthy as Stew. An exceptional leader and the consummate steady hand. Thoughts and prayers are with Gold family. His legacy will live on in every Marine he touched.  

Bruce Houser

February 22, 2021 3:45 PM

Stew exemplified the spirit of being a Marine. Thank you, Bonnie, Joanne, and Jennifer for your sacrifice in sharing him with our Corps

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