On the evening of June 15, 2020, Jules Joseph Aaronson passed away after a short illness in Atlanta, Ga., surrounded by family members. J.J. had just turned 92 in May. Jules was born in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1928 and attended Erasmus Hall High School followed by Cornell University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in arts and sciences (1949) and Master of Business Administration (1950).
He served his country during the Korean conflict rising to the grade of captain in the Army. After his military service, he moved with his new wife Joan Phyllis Brodsky from Brooklyn to Milwaukee, Wisc., where they raised their three sons. Late in his business career he and Joan moved to Atlanta and eventually retired first to West Palm Beach, Fla., before moving back together to Atlanta.
Jules personified the character in one of singer Frank Sinatra’s most famous songs – “My Way.” There was little during his 92 years that was not done as he thought it should be. He was both larger than life and privately caring to all of his family, friends and business associates. Jules is survived by three sons Glenn, Richard and Andrew, along with their wives Suzanne, Tara and Julie, 10 grandchildren and his longtime devoted caregiver Rayone.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.