Ruth Katz Aronson, age 98, of Dunwoody passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the Berman Commons assisted-living facility in Dunwoody. She was the oldest active member of Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs from 2007 to 2017.
She was born April 16, 1919, in New York City, 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, Fla., area in 1965. Ruth remained in Orlando until 2007, when she moved to Atlanta to be closer to family.
In Orlando, the Aronsons 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 39ers 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, her son and daughter-in-law Joel and Roberta Aronson and grandson Michael of Natick, Mass., and her daughter, Helene Aronson of Brookline, Mass.
A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Pavilion at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, Orlando, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando, 407-599-1180.