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October 27, 2017

Ruth Katz Aronson, age 98, of Dunwoody, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Berman Commons Assisted Living Facility in Dunwoody. She was the oldest active member of Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs, Georgia, from 2007- 2017.

Ruth was born on April 16, 1919, in New York City, New York, the only daughter of the late Carl David and Nettie Schoenbach Katz. Ruth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College and was a retired elementary school teacher. She and her late husband, Moses Aronson, who passed away in 2002, relocated to the Orlando area in 1965. Ruth remained in Orlando until 2007 when she moved to Atlanta to be closer to family.

In Orlando, she and her family were longtime members of Congregation Ohev Shalom. Ruth was very active in the Jewish community as a Life Member of Hadassah, Life Member of B’nai B’rith Women, past president of Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary #759 and ORT. She was also a member of the COS Sisterhood, the JCC 39er’s and the Couples Club. In the greater Orlando community she was a member of the Friends of the Orlando Library and the Orange County Historical Society.

Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Joan Aronson and granddaughters, Nicole Aronson Silverman and Lindsey Aronson of Marietta, Ga.; her son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Roberta Aronson, grandson Michael of Natick, Mass.; and her daughter, Helene Aronson of Brookline, Mass.

A funeral service was held on Oct. 15, 2017, in the Pavilion at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, Orlando, Florida with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.


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