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Obituary: Arthur H. Aronson

Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:55 am

Arthur H. Aronson, age 85, of Renfrew, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, after a brief illness.

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Alice Aronson (nee Ades); by his mother, Pauline Aronson (nee Lasdon) and father, George Aronson. He is survived by his partner, Lois Porter; a sister, Rosalee White; children: Terisa Marini, Steven Aronson, Kristina Schultz and Betsy Kantrowitz; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arthur was born in Troy, New York, on July 9, 1935. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in metallurgy. He then served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Arthur later received his masters and Ph.D. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In 1986, he was elected into the American Society for Metals as a fellow in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of metals and materials. Art worked as executive vice president of Allegheny Ludlum from 1988 until his retirement in 2000.

Arthur was well known for his philanthropy. He diligently served as an emeritus life trustee at Carnegie Mellon University; was a member of the Butler County Community College Education Foundation and a board member at Cooper Tire, among many other organizations. He was a generous donor to his alma maters, the United Way, and other worthy causes. He was also a proud member of the Butler Country Club, The Duquesne Club and the Youngstown Yacht Club.

Arthur was a man of many talents and interests. His love of sailing led him to seas around the world. He was an amateur radio enthusiast, an avid golfer and longtime member of the Butler Country Club. Art was a tremendous bridge player, voracious reader, world traveler and history buff who adored being around his family and friends.

Arthur will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Butler Country Club. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Arrangements are being taken care of by Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 E. North St., Butler, Pennsylvania.

Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.

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