Julius Barron, a registered pharmacist (RPh) of Boynton Beach, Fla., died peacefully July 8, 2019, in Marietta, at 97, with his family at his side.
Julius was preceded in death by his first wife Esther Barron and son Ronald Barron. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Harriet Barron; daughter Gail (Dr. Robert) Riesenberg of Marietta; grandchildren Elisa Barron of Taos, N.M., Cary Barron of Woodstock, Alexander (Theresa) Barron of Davie, Fla., Samuel (Natalie) Riesenberg of New York, N.Y., Eric (Melissa) Riesenberg of Atlanta, Debra Riesenberg (Yuval Berkowitz) of Eilat, Israel; great-grandchildren Reid and Bryson Barron, Alexander, Lyla, Benjamin, and Eliana Riesenberg. Julius is also survived by step-sons Bill, Marty (Shelly), and Steven (Stephanie), grandchildren Jared (Lauren), Adam (Kate), Brandon (Alison), Garrett, Rebecca, Maggie and Sara; and great-grandsons Merick and Devon.
Julius was born March 13, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Hyman and Celia Barron. A Devout Cleveland Indians fan, he served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps in support of World War II flying B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s. Julius notably served with the 20th Air Force, earning the rank of first lieutenant with 18 combat hours and totaling 1,182 flying hours, and served in Air Force Reserves until 1957. Post-war, Julius graduated from Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy in the class of 1949. Upon moving from Cleveland to Hollywood, Fla., in 1956, he opened his first of three drug stores.
Julius retired at the age of 89 from Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach after 62 years as a pharmacist.
Everyone who knew Julius had love and affection for the man who changed all our lives. He captured the hearts of all he met. He provided guidance and support in all aspects of life, and he believed each new day would be better than the ones of the past. We will miss his smile, his funny sense of humor and his strength. He was our hero.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta for its incredible hospice care. Funeral services were held July 11 at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel in Boynton Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Esther Barron Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Broward Community College, 111 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.