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Ronald Aaron
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Sunday, May 24, 2020
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The Jimmy Fund
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445-7226

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The Family of Ronald Aaron
Jun 1, 2020 3:27 PM

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Leslie Greenblatt
May 22, 2020 12:49 PM

Robin and Artie,

Your description of your father truly captures the essence of his spirit- kind, sweet, and loving. I will miss my Uncle Ronnie very much! May wonderful memories help sustain you during this difficult time.

Arthur Halprin
May 22, 2020 02:13 PM

Ronnie was a physics graduate student with me at U. Penn many years ago and shared office space. He was one of the nicest people I knew and kept us all sane with his sense of humor.. He went to the faculty at Northeastern and I to the faculty at U. Delaware.. Subsequently we only met professionally from time to time, including one summer at the Lewes Center for Physics, which his children may remember. He always remained the same warm person I knew in graduate school, and I know he will be sorely missed by his entire family.

Ruth Hochman Fader: Boca Raton, FL
May 23, 2020 08:54 AM

My sympathy to Marilyn and her children and grandchildren. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Ronnie....Marilyn will remember me from eons ago, friends in FPHS. My sympathy to all who loved Ronnie.

Sander A. Siegel, Clearwater,FL
May 23, 2020 11:11 AM

Dear Family,

Ronnie and I were brothers-in-law for about 60 years.

Not only was he one of the smartest persons that I ever`
met; he was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT not only in his field
of expertise,but was knowledgeable in all fields.

I will miss him and his humor,his choice of restaurants
and his smile of innocence.

REST IN PEACE, dear brother.

Mike Sherman, Scottsdale Arizona.
May 24, 2020 02:13 PM

To the Family:

You don't know me but as a Berlin descendant I would like to extend my sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. My grandmother was Yetta Berlin Slamovitz. Reading Ronald's obituary, what an amazing life he had. You must be so proud of his achievements. May his memory be a blessing.

Elke Blum Neuburger
May 24, 2020 02:30 PM

To Marilyn & & family,
My sympathy to you all from an old classmate of Marilyn's.

i never met

To Marilyn and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you all. I never met Ron, but what a wonderful man he sounds like. Savor all the good memories.


Ronald Aaron

Ronald Aaron, of Newton Massachusetts, passed away on May 20, 2020, at the age of 84.  Ronald, known as Ron or Ronnie to his friends and family, was a physics professor and researcher at Northeastern University for 50 years. He loved his job so much that even after officially retiring he walked to Northeastern from his condo in Brookline every day to discuss physics and socialize with his colleagues.

Ronnie grew up in West Philadelphia and attended Overbrook High School. He received a scholarship to Temple University where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He went on to receive his PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ronnie was a fun loving, kind person who touched the lives of everyone he knew. He developed many programs at Northeastern, including a Women in Physics Program to retrain women who had been out of the workforce for various reasons, so they could return and work in the sciences. He mentored numerous graduate students who went on to contribute important research to the field.

Most importantly, Professor Aaron was a wonderful, loving husband and father whose family adored him. He was never too busy to take his daughter to the doctor or to see his son’s soccer games. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn Aaron (nee Berlin), his children Robin (Adam) Altman, and Arthur (Deborah) Aaron, and grandchildren Kevin Altman, Alex Altman, Isabel Aaron, Benjamin Aaron, and Nathaniel Aaron. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Aaron.

Funeral services are private.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to The Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

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