For the Family of Jonathan Gold

$191,061 of $225,000 goal

Raised by 1,239 people in 4 months
Created July 24, 2018
Jonathan Gold’s sudden death at 57 , mere weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, dealt a concussive blow to Los Angeles, the international food community, his many friends and a legion of devoted readers. But it stunned and devastated his family with whom he shared so many adventures —his wife, Laurie Ochoa; their 23-year old daughter Isabel and 15-year old son Leon.  Jonathan loved being a food critic but he loved his family more, and though they are a valiant trio, his death has unmoored them in many ways, including financial.  Contributions will help them cover immediate expenses and provide for Izzy and Leon’s education.

Photo courtesy of Anne Fishbein.
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Everyone,

Thank you for your rapid and incredibly supportive response in this time of grief. The love for Jonathan and his family is palpable and profound. I have spoken with Laurie: she and her family are quite overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and the deeply moving messages of all who have contributed.

On Saturday, July 28, in honor of what would have been Jonathan’s 58th birthday, the community will come together for a special tribute in which many of the city's buildings and landmarks will display messages and be lit in gold. These include L.A. City Hall, the new headquarters of the L.A. Times in El Segundo, the pylons at LAX and many others.
A public memorial is being planned for Sunday, August 26. The location and additional details will be announced soon. We hope to see you there.

Again, thank you,
Robert Abele
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$191,061 of $225,000 goal

Raised by 1,239 people in 4 months
Created July 24, 2018
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